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Chicago International Children's Film Festival

The Chicago International Children's Film Festival is the largest annual film festival dedicated to kids. Now celebrating its 33rd year in Chicago, this popular, family-friendly festival, which runs from October 28 through November 6, features over 250 films from around the world. Post-screening Q&As with filmmakers, interactive workshops with special guests, peer-to-peer dialogues, and filmmaker-led seminars are a great fit for any kid that dreams of becoming the next Spielberg. These movies aren't your standard Hollywood-style kid fare: they promise to make you think, cry, laugh—and sometimes all three.

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Nothing beats summer in Chicago, but there is so much to look forward to this fall. From a kid-focused international film fest to black-footed penguins, here are five family-friendly things you'll want to check out as the days and the city cools off. Mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed events around Chicago.

Chicago Children's International Film Festival

The 32nd Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival kicks off on October 24 with over 245 films from over 50 countries — and our family can't wait! Selected from over 3,000 entries at venues across the Chicago including Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton) and Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport), these movies always rise above the usual Hollywood kid fare and offer everything from funny to spooooooky films, all with a unique, global perspective.

Children's Film Festival

The 29th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival, kicks off on October 26th with over 250 films from 50 countries - and our family can't wait! These movies always rise above the usual Hollywood kid fare and offer everything from funny to spooooooky films, all with a unique global persepective. This is your chance to see some of the best movies for kids and families from around the world.

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