General Public & Families

32nd annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
October 23 - November 1, 2015

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

Please scroll down for general information regarding Festival screenings for general public.  


2015 Festival Schedule (PDF): available in September

FAMILY SCHEDULE  (Weekend and Evening Screenings)

FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE (Weekday Morning Screenings)   

Screening Details By Individual Film Title

Festival  Festival Popcorn 

Can't wait for the Fest? Check out our year-round screenings for families!


Whether you are attending for the first time or have been coming for years, we have a terrific line-up of the best in children's cinema for you and your family. The weekends are especially programmed for our general public audiences. Please find more details about our screenings, workshops & special events. 



Programs are in high demand and seating can be limited. Individual seating is guaranteed only with advance purchase online. Additional fees apply. No refunds or exchanges. 

CLICK HERE to purchase Festival tickets online

Facets Membership: $5  MORE INFO

Festival Family Pass: $45.00

CLICK HERE to purchase Festival Family Pass online   

The Festival Family Pass can be purchased at Facets Rentals (1517 W. Fullerton. Ave., open Monday - Saturday noon-9pm and Sundays from noon-8pm) or by calling "Kidsfest" at 773-281-9075 ext. 3011. 

Festival Family Passes will be mailed until a certain date.  If purchasing after that date, the Festival Family Pass can be purchased and picked up at Facets Rentals. Those ordering online or by phone after the date will receive notification when pass is available for pickup in Facets Rentals.


For groups of 25 or more, special rates are available. Contact the Group Sales Coordinator at or call 773-281-9075 ext. 3009 for more information.

For more information on group reservations CLICK HERE!


Age range suggestions are offered as a general guideline only.


Symbols are used to mark programs that contain profanity (P), mature themes (M), or violence (V) relative to the suggested age range of the program.   VMP


Subtitles of foreign-language films will be read aloud in programs for ages 7 and younger. The sound from the film will be audible while subtitles are read.   

Visit FEST FAQ's for more details!

If you have any questions, please contact "Kidsfest" at 773-281-9075 ext. 3011 or e-mail us at