WorldScene Film Festival Online at BUILD Chicago:
Youth-Curated Program, "Movin’ On Up!" Reflects Aspirations
The International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) in collaboration with BUILD Chicago presents the WorldScene Virtual Film Festival, featuring short films from around the globe juried by the young men and women working with BUILD. This special screening of “Movin’ On Up!” highlights short films that explore the evergreen themes of diversity, courage, empowerment. Juried, hand-selected, and sequenced by the young men and women of BUILD Chicago, the WorldScene Film Festival aims to help cultivate personal agency amongst its participants and strives to inspire teens and young adults to question and critically engage with the media they consume.
The WorldScene Film Festival was created by the ICMC as a 14-week film immersion and job training residency. Youth participate in thought-provoking discussions of 50 short films and then select the ones they feel are best for their festival. Participants also get the opportunity to write, produce, and perform in their very own short film. During WorldScene, the young men and women of BUILD created a short anti-bullying drama entitled The Bystander, which will have its world premiere on May 28th!
Join us on May 28th!
Red Carpet Kicks off at 5pm!
Festival Viewing Opens: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Watch our youth-curated reel of 9 international short films.
Voting: 6:45pm - 7pm
Take a minute to tell us your favorite.
Afterparty: 7 pm
Join our Zoom, and hear from directors and youth!
*Can’t join us on May 28th? The festival and voting will continue through the 31st!*
USA, 2017 9 mins.
Dir. Aisha Horns, Leonna Powell, Paris Walker, and Deja’Nae Williams
A powerful documentary that shows the harsh realities of poverty and being homeless. In English.
Latvia, 2017 10 mins.
Inspired by the incredible true story about a young man, Just, who is in a wheelchair. When he sees the girl he likes being robbed, he decides to go after thieves and regain her handbag.
Chicago Premiere. In Latvian with English subtitles.