The Festival's Adult Jury consists of filmmakers, critics, child-development specialists, business and philanthropic community leaders and parents. The Jury is a marvelous opportunity to network with some of the leading media professionals in Chicago, leading to rewarding friendships and a chance to preview the best in childrens media from around the world.
More than 25,000 Chicago area children, adults, and educators will attend Festival screenings with 100 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities. The Festival also operates a small but dynamic market for foreign and U.S. distributors, buyers and festival programmers welcoming representatives from companies & organizations worldwide.
The CICFF is the only children's film festival in the world to be recognized as an Academy qualifying Festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Winners in the Adult Jury short film categories may go on to compete for the Oscars®.
Programming live action and animated features, shorts, TV series, documentaries, as well as child-produced works, the CICFF is one of the most unique festivals in the country, showcasing the best in culturally diverse, non-violent, value affirming new cinema for children.
For more information about the Adult Jury, contact "Kidsfest" at 773-281-9075 or by e-mail at email@example.com