Reel 112 Film Festival 2019
On Monday, May 6, D112 middle school filmmakers and their families gathered at the Landmark Renaissance Place Theater in Highland Park for the 4th annual Reel 112 Film Festival, where students walked the red carpet in advance of the film screening. The event featured 12 films created by teams of middle school filmmakers from Edgewood Middle School and Northwood Junior High School. The evening included a pre-recorded address from Milos Stehlik, Founder of Facets Multimedia and regular film contributor on WBEZ, and a congratulatory message from Congressman Brad Schneider. Student films focused on critical issues such as school shootings, and the impact of standardized testing and social media on young people’s lives.
Address by Milos Stehlik, Founder of Facets Multimedia at the 2018 Reel 112 Film Festival.
Reel 112 Film Festival 2018
The 2018 Reel 112 Film Festival, held on Monday, May 21 at the Landmark Renaissance Place Theater in Highland Park, featured 16 films created by teams of middle school filmmakers from Edgewood, Elm Place and Northwood schools. The evening began with a panel of students reflecting on their experience and included a pre-recorded address from Milos Stehlik, Founder of Facets Multimedia and regular film contributor on WBEZ. Student films focused on a range of issues from defying stereotypes, to building happiness to the meaning to true friendship. Each filmmaking team also designed a movie poster promoting the film.
Reel 112 Film Festival 2017
This year’s Reel 112 Film Festival will be held at the Landmark Theatre in Renaissance Place in Highland Park on May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a student-led panel discussion moderated by Milos Stehlik of Facets, followed by a showcase of student short films created by students from Edgewood, Elm Place and Northwood.