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CineYouth Gives Young Filmmakers a Shot at the Big Screen

Nowadays, those aspiring to be the next Quentin Tarantino or Kathryn Bigelow aren't waiting until film school to show their chops. Some directors are getting started before they get to high school! The Chicago International Film Festival's CineYouth Festival gives these young movie makers the chance to show their work. Alison Cuddy talks with 15-year-old filmmaker Emma Coleman who won an award at last year's fest for her film The Dance Party. Her submission this year-To the Rescue-follows two small wooden mannequins on a mission to find their friend. There's no dialogue in the film-just a soundtrack that accompanies their quest. They were also joined by Rebecca Fons, Festival Director for CineYouth.

Related:
Emma Coleman's YouTube Channel

Opening Night:
Tonight 6-8
Columbia College Chicago, Film Row Cinema
Free and open the public, catered reception follows presentation

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