Those affiliated with accepted films may receive complimentary Festival accreditation. Accredited filmmakers have access to all screenings, special events and the media professionals lounge. We also ask attending filmmakers to do brief Q&A’s following screenings of their film. Complimentary passes may be limited per film. See below for accreditation benefits.
Filmmaker Accreditation: Free
If planning to attend the Festival Award Ceremony (Sunday, November 1), most guests depart Monday, November 2.
ProPass – Professional Accreditation:
Are you a programmer or distributor looking for new talent and innovative product?
The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s ProPass is your passport to the world’s largest juried festival of films for children, youth and families. Programming 250 films from 40 countries each year, the Festival was the first Academy-award qualifying children’s film festival in the world.
ProPass Accreditation Fee: $600 (USD)
ADMISSION TO ALL SCREENINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS – Access instant audience feedback!
Over 10 screenings per day
Opening Night Party
Closing Night Awards Ceremony
Special evening guest parties, receptions and site seeing opportunities
THE MEDIA PROFESSIONALS LOUNGE – Screen Festival DVDs: ProPass guests receive priority access to screening equipment in Lounge.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM BOOK ACCESS – Details on every film screened in the current year’s Festival including: detailed film descriptions, country of origin, running time, director name, film & director photos, and world sales contact information.
MEET FESTIVAL GUESTS – Welcoming over 100 filmmakers, celebrities, distributors & programmers each year.
SEE THE BEST IN CHILDREN’S CINEMA: 250 films from 40 countries. The complete Festival Schedule is available online in September.
Additional Festival details are sent to accredited guests in mid-October.