Facets Announces Dates for 2022 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

FACETS 39th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), one of only two Oscar-eligible international children’s film festivals in the world, proudly announces the dates for the 2022 festival. With tickets on sale Monday, September 26, FACETS is pleased to offer limited in-person screenings as well as the entire festival selection available via national streaming.

In-person screenings will be at FACETS, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. The CICFF presents films for 2 to 25 year olds. Continuing in the 39th season, New Dimensions, a program designed for moviegoers 18 and older. The CICFF believes that young adult audiences should continue to have the opportunity to experience the best in cinema through this festival that caters to their interests, life experiences and curiosities. The films contain more mature content, innovative and cutting-edge new animation, and high-quality shorts, documentaries, and feature films. The full CICFF schedule will be available the day tickets go on sale, Monday, September 26. General ticket prices are $10 for an in-person screening and $15 for a virtual screening, with festival passes and FACETS member discounts available. Visit www.facets.org to see all ticket options, movie times and to purchase tickets.

Each year, the FACETS Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) proudly presents a diverse selection of high-quality films for children and teens from around the world. For the 2022 season, CICFF’s carefully curated selection of 80 virtual screenings and 30 in-person screenings will be split into six major age groups:

NOTE: All screenings will also be available via national streaming.

FACETS Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Mission Statement

Established in 1984, the FACETS Chicago International Children’s Film Festival strives to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by showcasing the highest quality international films and awarding prizes in multiple categories of production formats and genres. The cinematic experiences of young viewers are deepened through a wide range of programs that extend the viewing of Festival films to discussion and learning.

To maintain its long-standing position as one of the best children’s film festivals in the world, the films presented at CICFF39 will be awarded at its conclusion by the CICFF professional jury, the youth jury and the children’s jury, including in the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Live Action Short Film categories. CICFF juries are made up of independent filmmakers, film industry professionals, educators, parents, children and teens who have graduated from the FACETS Film 101 summer camp.

FACETS connects people to independent ideas through transformative cinematic experiences. Founded by the late Milos Stehlik in 1975, FACETS inspires audiences to engage with cinema not just as entertainment, but as an exciting tool for bridging cultural divides, promoting digital literacy and expanding perspectives through storytelling focused on empathy.

FACETS presents the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), one of only two Oscar-eligible international children’s film festivals in the world. The 39th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF39) will premiere Nov. 4-20 at FACETS via a national online screening. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 26, and buyers should visit www.facets.org to view all ticket options and to purchase tickets.

Darcy J. Skinner