Upcoming ICMC Events & Appearances!

ICFilmFest 2022

Annual Summer Film Festival Helps Kids Stay Screen Smart!

Thursday, July 21st: 6th Annual ICFF at Pedersen McCormick Boys & Girls Club – 4835 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640.

Thursday, July 28th: 2nd Annual ICFF at CYC Sidney Epstein Youth Center – 3415 W. 13th Pl., Chicago, IL. 60623.

Monday, August 1st: 6th Annual ICFF at True Value Boys & Girls Club – 2950 W. 25th St., Chicago, IL 60623.

Seeing the Best in Others

This imaginative collection of twelve short films from twelve countries spotlights the champion in us all. Be awed by a high-dive that saves the day in Belly Flop (South Africa), cheer as two competitors form an unlikely team in Little Bird & Squirrel (Switzerland), and join a brave little girl as she outsmarts some young bullies in Freeze (Netherlands).

Belly Flop (S. Africa)

Freeze (Netherlands)

I’m So Handsome (France)

WorldScene Media Arts Residency and Film Festival

Youth Curate International Film Festivals

The ICMC and Pedersen McCormick Boys & Girls Club are delighted to announce the winner of the WorldScene Film Festival: World of Surprises, curated by 12-13 year old participants.

Best of the Fest


What a Peaceful Day (Taiwan)

The Fall 2022 school year will kick off with a WorldScene Media Arts Residency for 8th grade students at Inter-American Magnet School (851 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL. 60613). Students will view, rate, and discuss international short films to curate a film festival for Inter-American students and families. By engaging critical thinking and communicating ideas on topics such as non-violent conflict resolution, bullying, self-esteem, and global societal issues, students will become more self-aware and empowered to make healthy tech choices and develop meaningful connections to peers, family members, and youth around the world.

WorldScene Transforms Young Detainees at Chicago's Cook County Jail

The ICMC and the Cook County Department of Corrections and Sheriff Tom Dart collaborate to bring the transformative film festival program WorldScene back to the Cook County Jail. Working with 44 detainees ages 18-26 in the S.A.V.E (Sheriff’s Anti-Violence Effort) program, participants will learn life-affirming media habits and job skills training as they view, rate, discuss, and curate a world-class film festival, which will include a short film produced by the participants. Check out the mini-documentary made by previous S.A.V.E WorldScene participants.

For more information on the WorldScene Film Festival and Arts Therapy program, click here: WorldScene Film Festival

Screen Smart Residencies

2021 Residencies

James Doolittle School: 525 E 35th St., Chicago, IL. 5 Prek-2nd grade classrooms every Firday staring October 5th.

Oliver Westcott School: 409 W. 80th St., Chicago, IL. Six PreK-K classrooms every Thursday starting September 30th.

2022 Residencies

Columbia Explorers Academy: 4520 S. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL. Six PreK classrooms every Thursday staring January 27th, 2022.

Helge Haugan School: 4540 N. Hamlin Ave. Chicago, IL 60625. Five PreK classrooms every Friday starting February 4th, 2022.

Edward Everett School: 3419 S. Bell St. Chicago, IL. 60608. Five classrooms of PreK-2nd grade students every Monday starting February 14th, 2022.

Joshua Kershaw School: 6450 S. Lowe Ave. Chicago, IL 60621. Five classrooms every Tuesday, starting March 15th 2022, including two classes of Screen Smart Year 3!