The best film for children, youth, and families from around the world, right nere in Chicago!
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!
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.
Calling all child and youth filmmakers - 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.)
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!
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!
The 2013 submission deadline has passed. The 2014 Chicago International Children's Film Festival entry form and regulations will be available in January, 2014.
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!
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!
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Check out these popular short film programs that foster discussion and promote understanding, tolerence and respect. Programs for grades Pre-K through 8th.
Celebrate Mexican heritage with these charming and poignant short films from Mexico, Canada and the United States.
What is a uniquely “girl’s point of view”? Discover girls and young women’s roles, identities, outlooks, and dynamics in these programs for grade levels K-12. These girls do not let other people assumptions set any limits on their POV!
Facets Group Screenings offer a wide array of programs celebrating world heritage and language. Check out some of these fantastic programs!
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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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.