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

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


General Public & Families

28th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
October 21 – October 30, 2011 

The Festival WEEKEND and WEEKDAY screening schedule will be available in September!

Welcome to the Festival! Whether you are attending for the first time or have been coming for years, we have a terrific line-up of the best in children’s cinema for you and your family. The weekends are especially programmed for our general public audiences. Please find more details about our screenings, workshops & special events.

General Public Admission:
  • $6.00 for children (2-16) and $9.00 for adults.
  • Individual tickets for weekend screenings can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes prior to a screening or via the CICFF website through Ticketweb.
  • The ONLY way to guarantee seating is to pre-purchase through Ticketweb.
  • All seating is general admission.

Weekend programs are in high demand and seating can be very limited. Individual seating is only guarenteed with advance Ticketweb Logopurchase through Ticketweb. Please know that additional fees will apply when purchasing through Ticketweb. Regular admission prices only available through Ticketweb. No refunds or exchanges. 

To purchase through Ticketweb, click on the Ticketweb logo for the corresponding screening, workshop, or event in our online schedule, visit the Ticketweb website at www.ticketweb.com or call Ticketweb to purchase tickets by phone at 1-866-468-3401.

Facets’ Patron Circle Members are always FREE! (MORE INFO)
  • Includes admission for 2.
  • Does not guarentee seating.
  • Members must present membership card at box office.

Festival  Festival Popcorn 

Group Reservations

For groups of 25 or more, special rates are available. Contact “Group Sales” at fldtrips@facets.org or call 773-281-9075 ext. 3009 for more information.

Age Ranges

Our festival features films for children between the ages of 2 and 16.  The festival schedule lists recommended ages with each film program. These suggested ages are offered as a general guideline only. My First Movies LogoSpecial programs for our youngest audiences (ages 2-5) are also indicated by the My First Movie icon.


Symbols will be used to mark programs that contain mild profanity (P), mild violence (V), or mature themes (M). The “M” Mature Theme IconViolence IconProfanity Iconsymbol is similar to a PG or PG-13 rating. 

Subtitles – No Problem!

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.   

Visit FEST FAQ’s for more details!

If you have any questions, please contact “Kidsfest” at 773-281-9075 or e-mail us at kidsfest@facets.org