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

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


Film Events for Kids and Families

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Facets Kids Film Camp
Register NOW for 2016!
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. A terrific intermediate level film production program for kids and teens. Preresequite: should be a graduate of Facets Kids Film Camp or have demonstrable knowledge of film production and vocabulary. 


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.  

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Save the Date!
33rd Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 
October 28 – November 6, 2016

Join us for the largest festival of films for children, youth and families screening 250 films from 40 countries. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival in 2016! Check back in September for complete 2016 Festival details. 

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winning Films 


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!