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Facets & CICFF



For over 35 years, Facets Multi-Media has focused on developing innovative programs for children. Film critic Roger Ebert has called Facets children's programs "one of the great movie treasures of Chicago." The American Academy of Pediatrics refers to the Chicago International Children's Film Festival as "a jewel representing the very best in international children's video, film and television programs."



FACETS Film Camp

The critically-acclaimed Facets Kids Film Camp summer enrichment program introduces kids ages 7–14 to the techniques, language and process of filmmaking. Film educators, filmmakers, and respected critics provide guidance in what it takes to understand, create and analyze film.

June 12-16 Session

Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Ages 7 -15.

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June 17-21 Session

Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Ages 7 -15.

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For questions regarding Facets Film Camp please contact libby@gortoncenter.org



Check back soon for updates on the 2017 CICFF!








The CICFF in numbers:

8,000 films screened
32 Oscar nominations
8 Oscars awarded from the Academy of Motion Arts
525,000 children who have been transformed by the power of film



Facets Mission

The mission of Facets Children's Programs is to foster an appreciation of media, teaching children, parents and educators to recognize their emotional response to media to help them understand media's messages, articulate their thoughts and opinions, and develop original ideas into short films.

Further, it is their mission to set an internationally recognized standard of excellence in film and television production for children; to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers by showcasing films of the highest quality; and by providing a professional forum through which their work may gain increased distribution and access to wider audiences.

Facets Multimedia is committed to engaging young viewers with positive media images and to using media as a tool to stimulate critical thinking-essential to living in a digital age.


For more information visit www.facets.org


Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.


If you have any questions please contact Jamie Hall, Special Events & Film Manager, at jamie@gortoncenter.org

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