The 24th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), Oct. 18-Oct. 28, 2007 Deadline: early-May 1 & late-May 31. The CICFF is the largest competitive fest of films & videos for children in North America, programming over 200 films & videos from 40 countries targeted for children ages 3-16. The CICFF is the only Academy-qualifying children’s film festival in the world. Entries must have copyright date of 2005, 2006 or 2007. CICFF presents films in contexts that encourage dialog between filmmakers, children, parents & educators. Goal is the sustenance & nurture of positive images for children and youth.
Founded: 1984. Categories: adult-produced live action, animation, feature, short, TV, documentary & child-produced (3-14). Awards: Best of Fest Prize, Montgomery Jury Prize for Upcoming Adult & Child Director, Liv Ullmann Peace Prize & Rights of the Child Prize, in addition to 1st, 2nd & Certificates in all submission categories from Adult and Children’s Juries. Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP. Preview on VHS (PAL or NTSC) or DVD. Entry Fee: $40-early/$60-late Short (Less than 60 mins.); $80-early/$100-late Feature (60 mins. or more); no fee for child-produced films (age 6-14); Contact: Festival Programmer, CICFF, 1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 USA; (773) 281-9075; fax: 773-281-9075; [email protected]; www.cicff.org
Entry Contact: Deidre Searcy, Festival Programmer – [email protected], 1-773-281-9075