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  • Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film is proud to host the 2017 CIMMfest Student Film Showcase, a program we're hosting for the second year in a row for the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival. 

Student Film Competition (TRT app. 90min + time for audience vote; all short fiction)
1) Fail-Safe
Directed by Jon LeVert
10 minutes
Two cops investigate the home of a prominent journalist whose latest story targets their police department.

2) Gate Money
Directed by Evan Skorepa, Aaron Buangsuwon, and Jacob Smyth
8 minutes
An ex-convict struggles to reintegrate into society while trying to reconnect with her child.

3) The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn
Directed by YuYing Chien
15 minutes
Vicky Lynn's traditionalist mom demands the best grades, the better to get her daughter into Harvard. But the Taiwanese-American teenager has other ideas, involving her high school's hip hop dance club.

4) Mahal
Directed by Jay Españo
18 minutes
Arthur, a retired musician, wants desperately to reconnect with his Alzheimer's-stricken wife. When he finds an old music box that triggers bits and pieces of her memory, he discovers an unsettling truth about himself.

5) Maximilian the Great
Directed by Sebastián R. Melchor
15 minutes
A stage magician with a silver tongue, mounting debts, and an irresistible tendency to outsmart himself sets up his most elaborate trick yet.

6) Thank You for the Music
Directed by Spencer Frankeberger
9 minutes
Budding music therapist Kenny shares his passion for music with third graders at a school where he is interning but struggles to communicate with Sally, a deaf student.

7) When We Listen
Directed by Amr Moustafa
15 minutes
After losing her family and the life she once knew, Syrian refugee Amal lands in Canada, seeking a safe place and someone to listen to her pain.

This program is curated by Nina Wieda and will feature seven films by student filmmakers from around the world. As describe by Curator Weida, "this is a heart-wrenching bunch of films, dealing with immigration, imprisonment, police corruption, disability, Alzheimer's, but also music friendship, and love that transcends all". Stay tuned for the official line up of films. In the meantime, invite your friends. Tell them this is the only, offical free venue for CIMMfest 2017.

Free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: November 12
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