LAKE FOREST – Gorton Community Center will host the 2016 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, collaborating with Chicago’s premiere independent film organization, Facets Multimedia, for the second year.
There are two events during the festival:
- International Filmmaker Night on Thursday, November 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will have an exclusive opportunity to see clips from the 33rd Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and to meet and talk cinematic shop with the group of international filmmakers who created them. For aspiring filmmakers-middle school age to adults.
- Festival Screenings on Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cinephiles of all ages can watch a curated selection of 2016 Festival work, with three separate, age-appropriate screenings scheduled in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater at Gorton for children ages 3 to 12.
Tickets for the event are $25 for International Filmmaker Night, $10 per screening.
The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival is the largest and the only Academy Award qualifying children’s film festival in North America. More than 8,500 films from across the globe have been screened over the Festival’s 33-year history, and more than half a million children in metro Chicago have seen the work that has earned the Festival’s films 27 Academy Award nominations and eight Oscars to date.
Come have a city cultural experience in Lake Forest! These two exciting events should be on everyone’s Top 10 lists of things to do this fall.
For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, please visit gortoncenter.org/facets.