Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Mr. Milos Stehlik
Ms. Ann Vikstrom
Year of Foundation 1983
Event Date from 01 November 2018 till 09 November 2018
in Chicago, United States
Sections FEATURES AND SHORTS: Productions of 40 minutes or longer are considered features. Productions of less than 40 minutes are considered shorts.
LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED PRODUCTIONS: In the event that a production includes both live-action cinematography and animation, identify (on the entry form) the category in which it should compete.
TELEVISION EPISODES OR SPECIALS: A submission is considered a television production if its intended distribution is television broadcast or direct-to-video release rather than a theatrical release. Each episode of a television series must be submitted separately.
No episodes and productions that have aired or will have aired on national network or cable television in the United States by the time of the Festival.
Separate child-produced (ages 6-14) and youth-produced (ages 15-18) categories.
Terms of Entry Year of production 2016, 2017, or 2018. World premiere is not mandatory. Premiere options include: World, North American, US or Chicago. Premiere status weighs toward award consideration.
Genre Children & Youth, Family, Family Entertainment
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray, DVD
Registration Deadline Early Deadline: 1 May 2018
Final Deadline: 31 May 2018
Fees Eary Deadline: 80 USD (feature films), 40 USD (Shorts); Final Deadline: 100 USD (features), 60 USD (shorts)
Attendance Figures 26,000
Prizes/Awards Adult Jury Prizes: Live-action Feature, Animated Feature, Live-action Short, Animated Short, Documentary Short.
Children's Jury Prizes: Live-action Feature, Animated Feature, Live-action Short, Animated Short, Live-action Documentary Short.
Youth Jury Prizes: Youth-produced (directed by youth aged 15 to 18), Feature Film.
Special Prizes awarded by the CICFF:
Best of the Fest Prize (selected by audience vote), Emerging Director Award, The Liv Ullmann Peace Prize, Best Film for Young Children (Ages 2 to 5), Best Child-produced (directed by children aged 6 to 14) Programmer's Choice Award, Science Award, Teacher's Choice Prize.
LOTTE & LUISE - TWINS ON BOARD (DAS DOPPELTE LOTTCHEN) by Lancelot von Naso (Uschi Reich Filmproduktion)
MOUNTAIN MIRACLE - AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP (AMELIE RENNT) by Tobias Wiemann (DE/IT, Lieblingsfilm)
PEPPERCORNS AND THE CURSE OF THE BLACK KING (DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER UND DER FLUCH DES SCHWARZEN KÖNIGS) by Christian Theede (LETTERBOX Filmproduktion, Senator Filmproduktion)
ROBBY & TOBY’S FANTASTIC VOYAGER (ROBBI, TOBBI UND DAS FLIEWATÜÜT) by Wolfgang Groos (DE/BE, Wüste Film, Wüste Film West, STUDIOCANAL Film)
SHIVERSTONE CASTLE (BURG SCHRECKENSTEIN) by Ralf Huettner (Roxy Film, Violet Pictures)
THE LEGEND OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER (TIMM THALER ODER DAS VERKAUFTE LACHEN) by Andreas Dresen (Constantin Film Produktion, ARRI Media, B.A. Produktion, Trixter, Cinemendo, Rolize)
VAMPIRE SISTERS (DIE VAMPIRSCHWESTERN) by Wolfgang Groos (Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion, Deutsche Columbia Pictures)
VAMPIRE SISTERS 2 – BATS IN THE BELLY (DIE VAMPIRSCHWESTERN 2 – FLEDERMÄUSE IM BAUCH) by Wolfgang Groos (Claussen + Putz Filmproduktion,, Cobra Film, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Film Produktion)
VAMPIRE SISTERS 3 – JOURNEY TO TRANSYLVANIA (DIE VAMPIRSCHWESTERN 3 – REISE NACH TRANSSILVANIEN by Tim Trachte (Claussen + Putz Filmproduktion, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Film Produktion)
CAN JOHANNES DO IT?: ARCHERY (KANN ES JOHANNES?: BOGENSCHIESSEN) by Tobias Zydra
DIFFERENT BAYERN by Matthias Koßmehl
SHOW WITH THE ELEPHANT: THE ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIAL (DIE SENDUNG MIT DEM ELEFANTEN: UMWELTSPECIAL) by Renate Bleichenback
SHOW WITH THE MOUSE: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA (DIE SENDUNG MIT DER MAUS: DIE PRINZESSIN AUF DER ERBSE) by Nikolaus Hillebrand & Kyne Uhlig
PRINCESS by Karsten Dahlem
BABA & SON - IN THE HAMAM by Deniz Zagli
BANGO VASSIL by Milen Vitanov, Vera Trajanova (DE/BG)
CITIPATI by Andreas Feix
CONNECT by Hi-Jeong So
GIANT SWEET & CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS (RIESEN KARAMELL & SCHOKOKUSS) by Meike Fehre (Ahoi Film)
HELLO PAPA by Dan Franke
HIPPO HOP by Patxi Exequiel Aguirre (Studio FILM BILDER)
PIRATE’S GOLD by Daniel Acht & Sebastian Wehner
ROUFF by Markus Eschrich & Johannes Lumer
SHADOWFOX (SCHATTENFUCHS) by Damaris Zielke
SHIPS PASSING IN THE NIGHT by Elizabeth Zwimpfer
THE GIFT by Sinem Sakaoglu
THE OPPOSITE DAY by Fabian Friedrich
TSERING – ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD (TSERING – AUF DEM DACH DER WELT) by André Hörmann
KLUMP: BACK ON TRACK (PETZI – ENDSTATION WÜSTE) by Johannes Weiland & Carsten Bunte
TWEET HEARTS: SKILLFULLY PROTECTED(TWEET HEARTS: GESCHICKT GESCHLÜPFT) by Sandra Peise (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
TWEET HEARTS: WELL HATCHED (TWEET HEARTS: GUT GESCHLÜPFT) by Sandra Peise (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
SWEET MOON (DER SÜSSE MOND) by Isolde Asal
Number of Films Shown In 2017, 254 films from 44 countries were screened for approximately 26,000 children, parents, and teachers and 100 filmmakers
Evaluation CICFF is an Academy Award qualifying festival, for the categories of live-action shorts and animated short films. Films that win first prize from the Adult Jury in the category of Live-action Short or Animated Short may become eligible to enter the Academy Awards competition. Workshops are held for parents, schools, as well as peer-to-peer workshops for attending directors. Directors-in-the schools programs take place for selected directors. 100 filmmakers attend on average each season.
Services The Festival will only pay the cost of shipping all films back to the participant, excluding charges for customs clearance. The Festival is not responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations.