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!
Kids ages 10-15 develop and produce a short film, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in filmmaking fundamentals such as cinematography, screenwriting, directing, and editing.
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 & TICKETSSubmit 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.
Participants will engage in a series of exercises designed to generate honest ideas for new characters and the world in which they live.
In addition to building well-rounded characters based on personal experience, you’ll also learn introductory drawing skill basics that will inform visual realizations of the characters. At the end of the workshop, you’ll come away with ideas to make the next move – story development! LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Coding starts earlier and earlier – so get the fun started, already! Kick off summer and join teaching artist and animator George Berlin in learning Scratch, Jr., an introductory programming language. Using fun visual characters, your to child will create a brand-new mini-story of your mutual making!
By clicking together graphic programming interlocking “blocks”, your child will create a film character, then put together a basic structured script, based on simple directions he/she chooses to assign. Then - animate the character in a situation you’ve designed together. No typing! Just draw, click, drag. LEARN MORE & REGISTER
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!