Lights! Camera! Kids in Action!
The Chicago International Children's Film Festival isn't just for kids, it's all about 'em.
Children's Film Festival not only lets kids vote for the best films in the festival, it also exercises their creativity by teaching them how to make
their own documentaries, animated movies and feature-length films.
In one-day workshops or week-long camps, kids become actors, directors, producers and critics – and gain a new appreciation for what movies can do.
Started by Chicago-based
Facets Multi-Media in 1983 as a way to give kids an opportunity to see new and exciting movies they may not find at their local multiplex, the
festival also asks kids to take a critical look at how the media shape our world.
Check out some of the other film festivals that happen in Illinois every year: the
Festival for Cinema of the Deaf and the
Latino Film Festival, both taking place in Chicago, the
Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale and the
Beyond Normal Film Fest in the city of Normal.