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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.


Chicago International Children`s Film Festival (CICFF)

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The largest festival of films for kids in US, features 200+ films from 40 countries and welcoming 20,000 kids, adults, educators & 150 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities, annually. An Academy Award-qualifying festival!  

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Animated Films
Fiction Features
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Student film
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child:$6 adult:$9
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screenings 9a-9p
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Next Festival Dates: 
10/24/2014 - 11/02/2014
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$40/$80 (Shorts/Features, by May 1); $60/$100 (Shorts/Features, by May 31); fee waived for Ages 6-18.
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Milos Stehlik
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Ann Vikstrom
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Eric Holst
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Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival is the largest festival of film for children and youth programming 250 of the best, new films for ages 2-18, from around the world. The Festival welcomes thousands and features hand-on filmmaking workshops and post-screening Q&A’s with dozens of filmmakers and celebrities.

31st annual Festival Dates: October 24-November 2, 2014

Facets Multi-Media is a nonprofit film arts organization dedicated to the exhibition, distribution & education of foreign, independent & classic cinema. Programs include: Facets Cinematheque, Facets Rentals, Facets Film School, Facets DVD label and Facets Children + Youth which organizes Facets’ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Facets Kids Film Camp, and year-round screenings & workshops for schools groups & families.  

The mission of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival is to set an internationally recognized standard of excellence in film and television production for children. It is further our mission to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by showcasing films of the highest quality, providing a professional forum through which their work may gain increased distribution and access to wider audiences. The Festival is also committed to engaging young viewers with positive media images and to using media as a tool to stimulate critical thinking through discussion and hands-on workshops.

The Festival screens animated and live action, feature and short films for children and youth ages 2-16, with dozens of  prizes awarded from Adult, Youth, and Children's Juries. The Festival operates a small but dynamic market for programmers and distributors and is a major source of programming for other children’s film events worldwide.

Festival Organization
Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
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17732819075 x3011


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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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