Adult Jury


The Chicago International Children's Film Festival sets the global standard for the best in cinema for children and youth. Nowhere else in the US offers as many diverse, inclusive, multi-cultural, quality programs for children.  

The Adult Jury of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival is a marvelous opportunity to preview the best in childrens media from around the world. Rewarding friendships are created with members of a diverse community including: filmmakers, critics, child-development specialists, business and philanthropic community leaders and parents. 

Adult Jury members are assigned a category and view films pre-selected for competition in that category. In a forum, jury members rate, discuss, and rank each film based on merits such as story/content, audience impact, and artistry/production values. Judging categories include: Live-action Shorts, Live-action Features, Animated Shorts, Animated Features, Documentary. 


The awards determined by juries are presented at the closing night of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. 

Participation in the Adult Jury is by invitation only.  

For more information about getting involved in the Adult Jury, contact "Facets Children's Programs" at 773-281-9075 ext. 3011 or 

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