Film Events for Kids and Families

SCREENWRITING LAB (for ages 7-10 & 11-14)
Saturday, February 14
9:30am-12:30pm (Ages 7-10) 
1:30pm-4:30pm (Ages 11-14)
at Facets (1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago)

If you love watching and talking about movies and want to write your own films, this workshop is for you! 

John Biggers

Led by screenwriter John Biggers, Facets Screenwriting Lab introduces kids ages 7-14 to screenwriting through viewings, discussions, and group exercises. This unique hands-on workshop will expose you to multiple genres and writing techniques and, working as a team, students will explore the most effective way to tell stories and will emerge from the workshop with one ten-page script. CLICK HERE for more info & to register!

Facets Kids Film Camp
Register now for 2015!
Does your child 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!


Facets Family Film Series - Second Saturday Screenings

Join us this winter and spring for these delightful family films from past editions of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Film screenings are thematic with a 9:30am show for younger audiences and an 11am show for older children or teens. SCHEDULE & TICKETS

Submit Your Film to the Festival 

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.) 

Monsters - CICFF

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

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


Complete Festival schedule available in September!

The annual Festival takes place in October & November and is the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world. Programming 250 of the best, new cinema for children’s and young people from 40 countries, the Festival welcomes audiences of 23,000 and features hand-on filmmaking workshops with post-screening Q&A’s with dozens of filmmakers and celebrities. Check out our website in September for the latest on Festival screenings and workshops! 

For additional details about the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, visit Fest FAQ!