FACETS Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF)aims to set an internationally-recognized standard of excellence in film for children and youth.

CICFF37 will be presented fully online from November 13-22, 2020, powered by the Eventive platform.

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Our Mission
We strive to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by showcasing international films of the highest quality and awarding prizes in multiple categories of production formats and genres. The film experiences of young viewers are deepened through a broad range of programs which extend festival film viewing into discussion and learning.

Facets' Chicago International Children's Film Festival one of only two Oscar-qualifying children’s film festivals in the world.

CICFF is presented by FACETS, a nonprofit that connects people to independent ideas through transformative film experiences.
For the first time in the festival’s 37-year history, from November 13-22, 2020, FACETS’ Oscar-qualifying Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) will be offered fully online, including both general public and field trip film programs. This year's Official Selection will present 262 films from 52 countries, including 20 features and 242 shorts.

Buy passes and individual tickets and browse all film programs on the new CICFF37 Virtual Festival powered by Eventive.

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Our Team
See FACETS' about page for full staff list.