Join us in the Auditorium for a truly special family experience, the 7th Annual Northbrook International Children’s Film Festival! You’ll enjoy award-winning short films from around the world and have the chance to meet film directors!
Co-hosted by the Chicago-based International Children’s Media Center, the live festival screening will showcase twelve captivating films from ten different countries, including Japan, Korea, and the UK. With the theme "Imagination Station," these unique films are sure to inspire the imaginations of children and adults alike. The films will appeal to children ages 5-10, but even older kids will find something to love in this international mini-festival. Learn more at www.northbrook.info/film-fest.
The International Children’s Film Festival not only provides quality entertainment to young audiences. It offers them global perspectives and teaches them to develop healthy tech habits, according to Nicole Dreiske, curator and author of The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child More Screen Smart®, Literate, and Emotionally Intelligent.
At the festival, children will learn how to watch a movie "with their minds awake" and then vote for their favorite film. After the screening, attendees are invited to stay for a hybrid Q&A with film directors appearing in person and remotely.
This world-class line-up of children's films includes three US premieres and five Chicago premieres! “Imagination Station” will appeal to children ages 5 to 10, but even older kids will find something fun in this international mini-festival.
Advance registration is required for all Library programs. You do not need a library card to register.