OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Spreading the festival across Chicago, across generations.

STUDENT MATINEE OUTREACH PROGRAM

Presently, in its 23rd year, the Matinee Outreach Program, is 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 Matinee Outreach Program provides students the opportunity to learn about the diversity of other cultures, the possibility to connect with their cultural heritage, and the prospect of meeting film directors/actors/producers to discuss viable career options in the arts.

The 2018 Matinee Outreach Program is supported by a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation.