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35th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

If you’re headed to the Windy City for the 35th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, we hope you’ll choose The Gwen for your conveniently located, across-the-board luxurious accommodations!

Our Michigan Avenue Luxury Collection hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile puts the festival’s multiple venues within easy reach, so don’t delay: Reserve your guest room or suite at The Gwen today so you’re all set for the biggest children’s film festival in the world this November!

The 2018 Chicago International Film Festival

Run by the non-profit organization Facets, the Chicago International Film Festival showcases some 250 films targeted toward children, sourced from dozens of countries from all around the globe and featuring both established filmmakers and fresh talent just emerging on the scene. This year’s festival runs from November 1st through November 9th.

Besides screenings of all sorts of different kinds of children’s films, the festival features workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and other outstanding events for aspiring film professionals and movie buffs alike.

You can buy General Admission passes for individual screenings ($10 for adults, $6 for kids), nab a bundle of 20 tickets with a $75 Family Pass, or enjoy the ultimate Chicago International Film Festival experience with an All-Access Pass for $350, which besides entry to all screenings invites you to opening-and closing-night happenings and other special events. (Learn more about festival tickets right here.)

Venues for the Chicago International Film Festival

The showings and presentations of the Chicago International Film Festival take place at eight different venues:

  • Facets (1517 W Fullerton Ave)
  • Music Box Theatre (3733 N Southport Ave)
  • Davis Theater (4614 N Lincoln Ave)
  • Alliance Francaise de Chicago (810 N Dearborn St)
  • DePaul University (1 E. Jackson Blvd)
  • Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago (915 E 60thSt)
  • Wilmette Theatre (1122 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL)
  • Gorton Community Center (400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL)

A number of these venues are just minutes from The Gwen!

Join Us at The Gwen for the 2018 Chicago International Film Festival

Reserve your Luxury Collection lodgings at The Gwen for this year’s Chicago International Film Festival, and we’ll look forward to hosting you in early November! Choose our grand Michigan Avenue hotel for the occasion, and you’ll get to accentuate the fabulous filmmaking on display at the festival with the finest in accommodations, a rich assortment of on-site amenities, and outstanding Windy City dining!

Weekend Rates From $199/Night