Film Events for Kids and Families

Facets Kids Film Camp  (summer film workshop) 
Space still available!

Does your child LOVE movies?


Help them explore their talents at Facets Kids Film Camp, where kids ages 7 to 14 build a foundation in the technique, language and process of moviemaking.  

Film fundamentals such as: film vocabulary, camera shots, story development, film review, film history, acting, and basic production technique are introduced through engaging presentations and dozens of hands-on activities.

Making a movie, watching and talking about movies, writing reviews, or seeing the first movie ever made; there's something for every budding film lover at Facets Kids Film Camp.


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 Are Coming 

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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! 


October 24 - November 2, 2014 - Complete screening schedule will be available in September.

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


Festival Weekend & Evening Schedule (available in September)

Festival Weekday Schedule (available in September) - general public welcome