Facets Children’s Programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Facets’ Children’s Programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival


Group Reservation Info

Join us for curriculum-supported screenings of the best, multicultural children’s films that open students’ eyes and minds to new worlds, new people, and new ideas!

  • Screening locations on Chicago’s North, Northwest & South Sides.
  • Program age ranges Pre-K through High School!
  • Special extended group screening dates through November 12!


Fest GroupWeekdays, October 21 – October 28, 2011 with two additional weeks of group screenings October 31 – November 11, 2011.

Screenings take place at 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, and 11:45 a.m. (& at 4:00pm upon request), Monday through Friday.  


Contact the Group Sales Coordinator:
773-281-9075 ext. 3009
fldtrips@facets.org  CICFF
Group Reservation Form


Screenings take place at several Chicago venues including:

  • Facets Multi-Media (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.),
  • Bank of America Cinema (4901 W. Irving Park, Chicago),
  • Regal Cinemas – City North Stadium 14 (2600 N. Western Ave.),
  • University of Chicago – Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St, Chicago)
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Drive)
  • and the Illinois Institute of Technology – Hermann Hall, McCormick Auditorium (3241 S. Federal St., Chicago)


Tickets are $6.00 per child for groups of 25 or more.  For groups fewer than 25, the cost is $7.00 per child. Group leaders and chaperones attend for free! There must be at least one chaperone per every 30 children. Additional fees may apply if student:chaperone ratio exceeds 10:1.  Concessions (small popcorn & soda) are available at Facets ONLY and must be ordered in advance. 

Additional Group Information  


Our 150-page Curriculum Guide is free for teachers who attend the Festival (an $80.00 value). This valuable teaching tool is written to align with Illinois State Goals for Learning. 

Illinois Learning Goal Standards Achieved with Group Screenings

Facets’ Group Screening Curriculum Overview- How It Works!


For instructors of groups attending with a group, FREE CPDU workshops will be available in October, preceeding the Festival.

AGE RANGESMy First Movie Logo

Our festival features films for children between the ages of 3 and 16.  The festival schedule lists recommended ages with each film program. These suggested ages are offered as a general guideline only. Special programs for our youngest audiences (ages 3-5) are also indicated by the My First Movie icon.

PROGRAM GUIDANCEMature Theme LogoViolence IconProfanity Icon

Symbols will be used to mark programs that contain mild profanity (P), mild violence (V), or mature themes (M). The “M” symbol is similar to a PG rating. Insert P, M & V symbols.  


Professional actors will read the English subtitles aloud for programs for kids 8 years old and under.  The sound from the film will be audible while subtitles are read.



Kids count at the CICFF! After each screening, children receive “Best of Fest” ballots on which to rate and evaluate the films. Ballots are tallied at the end of the Festival, and the film with the most “Best of Fest” votes wins the highly coveted  “Best of Fest Prize.” The Best of Fest Prize, along with the Adult and Children’s Jury awards, will be announced at the American Airlines Closing Night Awards Presentation.