Submissions are now closed for the 35th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, running November 1 – 9, 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if my film has been accepted?
All acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent out by August 31, 2018, via email from
If I don’t get accepted, will you give feedback?
We are unable to provide feedback on films that have not been selected.
Do you accept films made by kids or teens?
We do not accept films made by kids and teens for our official selection. But we are creating a new kid and teen-produced showcase for 2019, please sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you in the loop.
Is there any way to get the fee waived?
For over 30 years, our Festival has worked with and supported independent filmmakers. We truly understand the financial difficulties that come with the art form – but we cannot waive fees because we are a small nonprofit program and the entry fees help sustain the Festival each year.