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Chicago International Childrens Film Festival

  Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival is the largest annual festival of films for children in the world, programming 250 films and videos from 40 countries. With 25,000 children, adults and educators and over 100 filmmakers, programmers and celebrities each year, the Festival showcases the best in culturally diverse, non-violent, value affirming new cinema for children and is one of the only Academy Award qualifying children's film festivals.


Call for Entries for Chicago International Children's Film Festival!!

The 26th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), Oct. 22-Nov. 1, 2009 Deadline: early-May 1 & late-May 31. The CICFF is the largest competitive fest of films & videos for children in North America, programming over 200 films & videos from 40 countries targeted for children ages 3-16. The CICFF is the only Academy-qualifying children’s film festival in the world. Entries must have copyright date of 2006, 2007 or 2008. CICFF presents films in contexts that encourage dialog between filmmakers, children, parents & educators. Goal is the sustenance & nurture of positive images for children and youth.  

Founded: 1984. Categories: adult-produced live action, animation, feature, short, TV, documentary & child-produced (3-14). Awards: Best of Fest Prize, Montgomery Jury Prize for Upcoming Adult & Child Director, Liv Ullmann Peace Prize & Rights of the Child Prize, in addition to 1st, 2nd & Certificates in all submission categories from Adult and Children's Juries.  Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP. Preview on VHS (PAL or NTSC) or DVD. Entry Fee: $40-early/$60-late Short (Less than 60 mins.); $80-early/$100-late Feature (60 mins. or more); no fee for child-produced films (age 6-14); Contact: Festival Programmer, CICFF, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 USA; (773) 281-9075; fax: 773-281-9075;; 

Entry Contact: Ann Vikstrom, Programming Director, 1-773-281-9075 


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The largest festival of films for kids in US, features 200+ films from 40 countries is the only Academy® qualifying kids’ fest. The CICFF welcomes 26,000 kids, adults, educators & over 150 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities.


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