The 2017 Reel 112 Film Festival

  • On May 4, 2017, Student filmmakers from Edgewood, Elm Place and Northwood middle schools debuted 18 films at this year’s Reel 112 Film Festival at Landmark Renaissance Theaters in Highland Park. The Film Festival also featured a student Q&A panel moderated by, Internationally-known, WBEZ film critic, and Facets Multi-Media founder, Milos Stehlik. Sponsored by the 112 Education Foundation, the Reel 112 Film Festival is a collaboration between the Foundation and NSSD112, showcasing the innovative work done in middle school Creative Media Arts (CMA) classes. Below you can view interviews from the night of the Festival as well as a collection of the films that were shown.




    View The Individual Films Below






    13:1 America's Hunger Problem

    by Alex Brown & Daniel Newman



    Changing The Game

    by Nik Diez, Daniel Kaplan, Evan Lichtman & Alec Livney



    I'm Fine

    by Rae Cohen, Lexi Cohn, Kylie Cutler, Emma Hill & Bella McAlhaney



    Never Forget

    By Noa Dayan, Talia Schor & Emma Sametz



    Ordinary, A Documentary About Teens Coping With Depression

    By Chloe Brooks, Robyn Calafati & Natalie Picazo




    Elm Place


    Be You

    By Lexi Weil, Adelle Drake & Anna Dart




    By Zara Robles & Savannah Weingardt



    Best Places in Highland Park

    By Sebastian Gosk



    Once A Raider

    By Ryan Levin, Jessica Rolfe & Abby Rudman



    The Pantry

    By Levi Goldberg & Andrew Kourkine







    Anxiety: Being Followed By A Voice

    By Lily Avila, Sabrina Stefani & Casey



    Electronics: Good or Bad?

    By Lauren Levey, Jordan Paraboschi, Jason Polydoris, Rebecca Posner & Kayla Tanis



    Fears - A Documentary

    By Jaylin Alston & Sydney Yontez



    Homework - Beneficial or Not?

    By Lilly Adelstein, David Borovikov, Jacob Karman, Molly Kirsch & Jacob Muriel



    Kindness: One Act Leads To Another

    By Tyler Carlson, Gaby Dorman, Albert Klayman & Kathryn Murphy




    By Emerson Echols & Natalie Sirois



    I Love Myself Too Much

    By Charlotte Harrigan, Josh Hollander, Sam Kramer, Vanessa Piacenza & Ethan Schaffer