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Chicago Children’s Film Festival

1 November - 10 November 2019

Contact: -


Phone: 773-281-9075

Fax: 773-929-0266

Address: Facets Multi-Media, Inc., 1517 West Fullerton Ave.
IL 60614

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

CICFF takes place in October, and is the oldest, largest and most prestigious festival of films for children in the U.S.!

In 1983, Facets founded the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the first competitive festival of films for children in the U.S. The impetus for the Festival came from a need to introduce new, culturally diverse films for children to American children’s audiences, and to recognize excellence in children’s filmmaking. In addition, the Festival sought to empower children by involving them directly in the jurying process. From its inception, the Festival has had independent juries of children and adult media professionals awarding prizes in multiple categories.

Year established: 1983

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
31 May 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $40-60


  • Best Animated Short Film (Academy Award® nomination)
  • Animated Feature Film
  • Animated Television Episode or Special
  • Animated Short

Submission methods:

  • FilmFreeway
  • Online Upload (via festival site)


Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars)

Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Link to entry form

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