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FACET’s 40th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

FACET’s 40th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF),one of only two Academy Award qualifying international children’s film festivals in the world, will come to Chicago this November. The 40th annual festival is presented from Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 19, and will feature limited in-person screenings. The screenings will take place at FACETS, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. with special events happening at other venues around Chicago including Chicago History Museum and AMC New City 14.   Tickets go on Sale Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at


FACETS Chicago International Children’s Film Festival strives to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by showcasing international films of the highest quality and awarding prizes in multiple categories of production formats and genres. The film experiences of young viewers are deepened through a broad range of programs which extend Festival film viewing into discussion and learning. 


Established in 1975, FACETS expands perspectives and affirms a shared humanity through inclusive engagement with film. FACETS’mission is to create cinematic experiences for youth and adults that foster vital conversations and community action through film exhibitions, media education, and film resources. 


CICFF showcases films for ages 2 – 18 years old and their families. The full schedule for the CICFF will be available the day of the ticket on-sale, Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.. General ticket prices are $10 for in-person and $15 for virtual screening, with festival passes and FACETS’ Member discounts available. To learn more about Facets and CICFF visit


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