STUDENT FILM SEGMENT
Student Film Segment is devoted to present short films made by student filmmakers from various countries in Latin America and talented high school students in the Chicago area. The student segment will focus on showing the work of new talents in filmmaking and bringing them and their works to Chicago during the 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival .
Short films from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Universidad Iberomaericana de Mexico, UNAM, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Rio and DePaul University, among others will show the work being done at film schools, presenting the perspective of young people in this new era of globalization and technology. After the screening, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual dialogue with the student filmmakers regarding their experiences, their expectations and what inspired them to bring their stories to the screen.
The student section of the Latino Film Festival is organized by the International Latino Cultural Center, Latino Media and Communication, College of Computing and Digital Media and Latin America Initiatives at DePaul University with the valuable collaboration of CPS.
LATINO ART BEAT
A COLLECTION OF SHORT FILMS
Latino Art Beat is a national not-for profit arts organization, which offers an annual art competition themed “What Hispanic Heritage & Culture Means to Me,” through which, talented high school artists and filmmakers are awarded college scholarships. To date nearly $4 million has been awarded in collective scholarships. In 2012, Latino Art Beat offered its Film & Animation competition to young filmmakers in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC.
BEST OF SHOW
“Visiting the Museum” (TRT: 18:03 mins)
“Visiting the Museum” is a short feature about two high school teens, visiting a museum to research their homework assignment on Egyptology, where they accidentally and much to their dismay bring a mummy back to life! This enchanting film was made by current and former Latino Art Beat young filmmakers in collaboration with the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. It features a cast and crew of high school and college students from both the Chicago and Los Angeles programs of Latino Art Beat.
ROBERTO CLEMENTE HIGH SCHOOL
Taking It Back (Narrative)
Director: Nathaniel Abad, Michael A. Mercado
Running Time: 02:28 min.
Flippin to Class (PSA)
Director: Trevonne Davis, Aubrey Lavelle Stevens
Running Time: 00:21 secs.
Condom Nightmare (PSA)
Director: Juan Pablo Vega
Running Time: 00:38 secs.