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FACETS 39th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF)

FACETS 39th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), one of only two Academy Award qualifying international children’s film festivals in the world, proudly announces the dates for the 2022 festival, Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 20, with limited in-person screenings at FACETS on 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. and the entire festival available for national streaming. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 26


FACETS inspires audiences to engage with film not simply as entertainment, but as an exciting tool to bridge cultural divides, promote digital literacy, and expand perspectives through empathy-driven storytelling. Every year FACETS’ CICFF is proud to present a diverse selection of high-quality films for children and teens from around the world. CICFF showcases films for ages 2 – 25 years.


For the 2022 season, CICFF’s carefully curated selection of 80 virtual screenings and 30 in-person screenings will fall in six major age brackets:


My First Movies (Ages 2 – 6)

Storytime (Ages 6 – 8)

Tween (Ages 8-10)

Coming Up (Ages 11-14)

Teens (Ages 13-17)

New Dimensions (Ages 18 – 25) 


Continuing in the 39th season, is New Dimensions, a program designed for film enthusiasts 18 years old and older. CICFF believes the young adult audience should continue to have the opportunity to experience the best in cinema. The films contain more mature content, new innovative, edgy animation and high-quality shorts, documentaries and feature films.

The full schedule for the CICFF will be available the day of the ticket on-sale, Monday, Sept. 26. General ticket prices are $10 for in-person and $15 for virtual screening, with festival passes and FACETS’ Member discounts available. to view all the ticket options, films’ schedules and to purchase tickets.


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