10/16 Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the arts of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.
For over 15 years, Cinema/Chicago’s Education Outreach Program has fostered media literacy and multi-cultural understanding by bringing international film to Chicago public high school students, training Chicago educators, and encouraging youth filmmakers in their creative endeavors.
At Cinema/Chicago, we believe that film is a powerful non-text tool that promotes literacy while it enhances critical thinking skills. The Education Outreach Program helps young people gain insights into positive behaviors such as tolerance, inclusion and diversity.