Northbrook's Third Youth Film Festival Set for Monday

Seven short films made by Northbrook students to run at 7 p.m. at public library.

You're not likely to see Clive Owen or Jessica Chastain walking down a red carpet in Northbrook Monday.

But you could catch a glimpse of the work of a future Steven Spielberg or Wes Anderson during the upcoming Northbrook Youth Film Festival.

The event, the third, will be at 7 p.m. June 10 at the , 1201 Cedar Lane. Admission is free. Northbrook's Youth Commission and the Arts Commission will sponsor the event.

The event will honor young, local filmmakers who are at Northbrook Junior High School, Glenbrook North, New York University and Chapman University.

Entries had to be films between 2 minutes and 20 minutes long and created by a student in or a graduate of a school in Northbrook.

Just like similar festivals that premiere movies, this one will include a showing of each film followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers and (the envelope please), an awards ceremony, where cash prizes will be given out.

Filmmakers include:

  • Joe Ferber, Northbrook Junior High, for “A Son’s Life in Google;”
  • Kelsey Hasmonek & Kristie Scully, of Glenbrook North High School, for “Ally-Oops;”
  • Ben Conrad & Ross Epstein, of Glenbrook North High School, for “The Unknown;”
  • Bryan Scheinkopf & Andy Margolis, Glenbrook North High School, for “Hunt;"
  • Joshua Handler, Glenbrook North High School, for “The Session;”
  • Nathan Flanagan-Frankl, of Chapman University, (alum Glenbrook North High School) for “Part of Me;”
  • Orrin Luc, of New York University, (alum Glenbrook North High School) for “Noval: ConversationsWith A Revolutionary Photographer.”

Judges will rate the films; that panel has not been finalized, said Kendal Maltas, the staff liaison to the Youth Commission. Audience members can vote as well, filling out ratings cards, she said.

The festival is a way to create a public forum for students to showcase their creative talents, she said.

“Northbrook has a rich tradition in film," she said. The great director John Hughes came from Northbrook. With the affordability of video capturing technology, and with a strong curriculum and mentoring
initiative by educators at local schools, Northbrook’s younger residents are expressing themselves through video art."

For more information, call 847-664-4017.

Andy Han June 08, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Thank you very much for posting this article. I work at the Youth Commission as a Youth Commissioner and the Youth Commission wants lots of Villagers to come and enjoy some fantastic films.


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