Spreading the festival across Chicago, across generations.


Presently, in its 22nd year, the Matinee Outreach Program, a fundamental educational platform that continues to channel the cultural significance of film to elementary and high school students. The program began as an event that attracted 1,000 students and has grown to nearly 5,000 Chicago area student attendees. The program provides students with an opportunity to view films that are otherwise inaccessible, and the prospect of meeting film directors/actors/producers to discuss viable career options in the arts. They see Latinos in more positive roles than those often portrayed in commercial films and for some students it is a way to connect with their own cultural heritage. For non-Latino students, it gives them the opportunity to learn about other cultures.

For more information about this program, please send an email to education@latinoculturalcenter.org


The Student Film Segment of the Chicago Latino Film Festival will present short films made by student filmmakers from Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, DePaul University and high school students in the Chicago area. This segment will feature the finalists of the Mexican film competition, Haz Corto con la Corrupción/ Short Films against Corruption and short films by Chicago’s own Gallery 37 Video Production Class. It will showcase the work being done at film schools, presenting the perspective of young people in this new era of globalization and technology.

The Student Film Segment of the Chicago Latino Film Festival is organized by the International Latino Cultural Center, The Latino Media and Communication, The College of Computing and Digital Media and The Latin America Initiatives at DePaul University.

TIME: 12:00PM to 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Auditorium of the College of Communication at DePaul University, 14 E Jackson Blvd Room LL 105

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