A film fest for the younger viewer

A film fest for the younger viewer
A film fest for the younger viewer

A film fest for the younger viewer

Kids have more sophisticated film tastes than you may think. It’s not just cartoons or the Pixar movies. Give them the opportunity and they’ll be up for viewing films that cover a wide range of genres, geared toward them. Enter the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. It’s not only programmed for younger audiences; the children make up the jury that awards the best films. 10-year-old Evan Robinson and 12-year-old Wendy Walter tell us which films stood out for them. We also hear from Programming Director Ann Vikstrom. She leads the committee that selects the films — and this year there are movies from more than 40 countries.