Festival Press Page

Media event

Here you'll find press releases, photos, and basic festival information for the 2016 Chicago International Children's Film Festival.

The Facets Marketing and Communications Department handles all press inquiries. Contact Paul Gonter at 773.281.9075 ext 3043 or paul@facets.org Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

We offer a number of services to media, including assistance arranging interviews with filmmakers, guests and Festival spokespeople.

Press Releases

2016 Festival Announcement [PDF]

2016 Festival Workshops [PDF]


2016 film stills

Images of children at CICFF

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get in touch with the Facets Marketing and Communications Department?

Media may contact us via paul@facets.org or 773.281.9075 ext. 3056

Please note, we monitor this telephone number and email address Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT.

Where can I find your press releases?

All Festival press releases can be found listed above.

How do I set up an interview with a Festival spokesperson or an upcoming guest?

Please contact Eric Holst and provide all necessary information including interviewee request, media outlet, deadline, and all relevant contact details.

Can I film or photograph inside the screening venues?

All requests to shoot inside the Festival venues must be submitted to the Marketing and Communications Department. Please note we require a minimum of 24–48 hours advance notice to accommodate these requests.

I want to receive your press announcements. How do I get added to your email distribution list?

The Marketing and Communications Department maintains a database of media contacts and disseminates its press announcements via email to various distribution lists. We try to tailor these lists based on a journalist's area of interest, beat, region and editorial timelines. Please contact us for more information on how to be added to the distribution list that best suits your needs.