Podtalk: Deidre Searcy of 40th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Nov. 3-19, 2023

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CHICAGO – Opening Night of the 40th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s (CICFF40) is November 3rd, and Festival Director Deidre Searcy presents a night at Chicago History Museum. For details/tickets, click CICFF.

CICFF40 is the largest and longest running children’s film festival in the United States. Opening Night will include a special guest appearance by Academy Award winning filmmaker, Matthew Cherry (“Hair Love”), who will be honored for his contributions to the field of children’s films. The rest of the festival will feature film programs including highly anticipated festival shorts, multiple premieres, and a celebration of diverse stories for and about children that will inspire audiences to discover more about themselves and the world around them. CICFF40 lasts through November 19th, 2023.

40th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Photo credit: CICFF40

The facilitator of CICFF is FACETS. For nearly 50 years, FACETS has been a leading arthouse cinema, media education center, and one of the largest non-profit film organizations in Chicago. FACETS fosters vital conversations through cinematic experiences. Whether it’s a retrospective film series, a recent indie hit or CICFF40, FACETS brings film lovers and filmmakers together. FACETS is located at 1517 Fullerton Avenue, in the DePaul neighborhood of Chicago.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, CICFF40 Festival Director Deidre Searcy provides details for what is upcoming …

In a Video Clip, Deidre Searcy invites you to participate in CICFF40

The 40th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Opens on November 3rd. 2023, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago. For details on the fest, including tickets and schedule, click here. The rest of the fest takes place through November 19th, 2023.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

© 2023 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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