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Facets Family Film Series  - This weekend!

Join us for Facets Family Film Series, the second Saturday of each month, as we screen some of the best films of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Screening information includes age range recommendations. 

Saturday, April 12, May 10 & June 14
Screenings at 9:30am, 11am,  1pm, 3pm
Facets Cinema (1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago) 
Ticket Prices: $9 Adults & $6 Kids (Ages 2-18)

Family Film Series - SCHEDULE & TICKETS

Schedule PDF's: April 12    May 10    June 14

Miriam Dream Creatures Codswollop    

Facets Kids Film Camp 


Accepting Applications for Summer 2014!
Ages 7-10 & Ages 11-14 

Space still available in ALL summer sessions! 

Do you love movies? 

Facets Kids Film Camp introduces kids ages 7-14 to the techniques, language and process of filmmaking. Professional filmmakers and respected critics provide a foundation in what it takes to understand, create, and review a film. June & July, full & half day sessions offered. FIND OUT MORE!



Submit Your Film to the 2014 Festival

Calling all filmmakers! Categories for adult-produced as well as child and youth produced films. 

Have you made a movie? Then consider entering it in the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. There's no fee for films made by young people 18 and younger.  

CLICK HERE for submission details (Scroll down to access the Young Filmmaker Entry Form.)

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31st annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
October 24 - November 2, 2014

The best film for children, youth, and families from around the world, right nere in Chicago!  


And the Winners Are... 

2013 Festival Awards

Congratulations to filmmakers, juries and audiences for your hard work and dedication to creating and supporting the best in media for children and young adults. You inspire us! 

Award List Archives 

Upcoming Screenings and Workshops

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Facets Film Ambassadors  

Accepting Applications for 2014! 

Do you love movies AND travel? Then check out the Facets Film Ambassadors program where youth ages 13-17 get an opportunity to represent Facets, Chicago and the United States at prestigious film festivals in India, Canada, India or Korea as part of their youth juries.  

CLICK HERE to find out more and to apply.  



Movie-Themed Birthday Parties at Facets

Host your next birthday party or event at Facets and watch the movie of your choice on our big screen. Party packages also include space to enjoy your food, cake, and presents and a variety of other movie-themed extras!

For more information, click here or contact

Internships Available - Accepting Applications for summer & fall 2014!

Now accepting applications for internship opportunities with Facets and Facets Children's Programs. Spring, summer, and fall positions available. Facets Internships are a great learning experience for anyone interested in event coordination, film, fundraising, writing, marketing, publicity, non-profit development & PR. CLICK HERE for more info! 

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Call for Entries

Check out the Festival archives!  

Award List Archives 

Accepted Film List Archives   

Filmmaker Accreditation  

Those affiliated with accepted films may receive complimentary Festival accreditation. Join us as we celebrate the best in cinema for children and youth worldwide. Over 200 films from 40 countries makes the Chicago International Children's Film Festival the largest festival of its kind! 

Professional Accreditation - ProPass 

Are you a programmer or distributor looking for new talent and innovative product? 

The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s ProPass is your passport to the world's largest juried festival of films for children, youth and families. Find out more!

For Educators 

Friendly Match

Book Your Group Screening Today! 

No Bullies, Please!   

Check out these popular short film programs that foster discussion and promote understanding, tolerence and respect. Programs for grades Pre-K through 8th. 



Language & Literature

Fantastic Flying Books

Film and text have always gone hand-in-hand. These short film programs include book adaptations, folktales, poetry, and films that remind us of the importance of text in a tech-savy world. Programs for grades Pre-K through 9th. 


New Trails


Celebrate World Heritage, Language & Diversity

Facets Group Screenings offer a wide array of programs celebrating world heritage, language, and diversity. Check out some of these fantastic programs!

Nelson Mandela

African and African American Stories
Mexican Heritage
Jewish Heritage
Asian Heritage 
Native American Heritage
French Language
Girls POV

Year-Round Group Film Screenings

Weekend Practice

Check out our specially themed group film programs for grades Pre-K through High School. Subjects include Anti-Bullying, Holidays, Films Based on Books, Celebrating African American, Asian, and Jewish Heritage, and more! All films are official selections of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. We invite you and your students to see relevant, curriculum supported films in an exciting environment guaranteed to create memories that last a lifetime.

In-School Screenings also available.

Contact: Group Sales Coordinator 
773-281-9075 ext. 3009


Group Screening Curriculum 

The Facets Children’s Programs – Group Screening Curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Fine Arts Standards. The Festival Film Unit is a flexible base for a learning adventure that engages every student. Teachers have a range of activity and assessment options for pre-K through high school. Find out more about enriching your classroom through the power of film. All it takes is a trip to the movies! 

Group Screening Information 

Group Screening Curriculum Overview 


Get Connected:

Children's Film Fest Facebook Group

Our new CICFF Children’s Facebook Group has just launched, giving children ages 7-16 the opportunity to write reviews, discuss movies, win movie tickets, and collaborate on film-related activities with other kids their age. To learn more, click here.


Digital Citizens for Facets Films

Parents and teachers, we've compiled some information and resources on media literacy to help you guide kids towards becoming empowered digital citizens. Click here to learn more, and Like our Facebook page for parents and teachers to participate in the conversation.


The Impact of Your Support

CLICK HERE to watch Facets' Children's Programs in action! 


The Chicago International Children's Film Festival provides media education programs to students throughout the city and surrounding areas. Thanks to everyone who has donated time and resources to make this programming possible. 


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