School / Work Affiliation
International Children's Media Center
Nicole Dreiske is the Executive Director of the International Children’s Media Center, a national organization dedicated to changing the way children view, use and engage media. Ms. Dreiske has more than three decades of experience in using media to improve learning and is one of the U.S.’s leaders in the development of media arts programs for children. For 26 years, Ms. Dreiske directed the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the largest and longest running children’s film festival in North America. She is the only festival director worldwide to obtain recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a children’s festival to become an “Academy qualifying” festival whose winners may go on to compete for the Oscars ®.