Film Events for Kids and Families

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Facets Kids Film Camp
2016 Registration Available in Dec!
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 Kids Film Camp 2  
Intermediate Level Production

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. 


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    
Entry Deadline: May 31

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.  

Monsters - CICFF

33rd annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
October 28 - November 6, 2016

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

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival is right around the corner! We hope to welcome you and your family to many screenings and workshops this year. Please click on the links below for the latest Festival information. 


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!