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Get spooked and have fun at this year's Chicago Kids Festival!

Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit? Come to the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, where films with spooky ghosts and friendly ghosts, magical items and changing identities will be screening all week long. You can learn makeup effect tricks to use with your costume at our Make It Up! workshop. Plus, we have three films screening on Halloween day itself!

Visit to check out the full Festival schedule and reserve tickets.
Makeup Effects Workshop:
Make It Up! (for ages 9 - 14)
Saturday, October 30, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Facets Lounge - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
Fee: $20

From crazy effect makeup to looking great for the camera, join Chicago makeup master Vicki Vacca (Transformers 3, The Dark Knight, Glee) as she shows you makeup magic and the process of turning an ordinary actor into a totally different character. Click here for reservations.

Spooky Screenings:

Time Trip: Curse of the Viking Witch
Ages 11 to 14
Saturday, October 23, 7:00 pm
Facets Cinema - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.

In this fantasy adventure, ninth-grader Valdemar meets Benedict, a cursed scientist who has built a time machine. Benedict can't travel back in time himself, so he sends Valdemar, along with his little sister, back to the Viking Age to fight the wily witch who made him immortal.

Also playing Mon, Oct 25, 10:45 am
Regal Cinemas - City North Stadium 14
2600 N. Western Ave.

Magic Silver
Ages 8 to 11
Sunday, October 24, 3:00 pm
University of Chicago's Max Palevsky Cinema
Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.

Deep within the Norwegian mountains, princess gnome Bluerose leads a small but powerful tribe. But when their bright and beautiful world suddenly transforms into eternal dark, brave Princess Bluerose must set out on a remarkable quest to bring back the daylight.

Presto Change-O!
Ages 5 to 8
Monday, October 25, 11:45 am
Facets Cinema - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.

In this special Halloween program of 7 short films, clever characters have fun trying on different identities. The great B.B. King searches high and low for the most special part of his costume. Starting school doesn't have to be scary, with your pals along for the ride. And Matthew's writer dad guides him through his latest story - with a surprise ending. This October, magic's in the learning!

Ghost Town
Ages 8 to 11
Tuesday, October 26, 9:45 am
Facets Cinema - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.

Expect the unexpected in this Halloween collection of short films that promises a healthy dose of the bizarre. Parents transform into beasts, ghosts teach hockey to a young Canadian boy, and the wall between the monster and human world disappears. Take a deep breath as you navigate these twists and turns - courage will get you around that dark and spooky corner!

Me and My Umbrella
Ages 11 to 14
Thursday, October 28, 11:45 am
Bank of America Cinema - 4901 W. Irving Park Rd.

Starting junior high isn't easy when it's haunted by the vicious Baron Von Staffen! Eugenio reluctantly joins his friends on a late-night adventure into the spooky school, bringing along his grandfather's umbrella for protection - but then, the ghostly Baron appears and takes Frida captive in his Study Dungeon! It's up to Eugenio and Cebola to save the day, using the magic umbrella and finding that junior high is not as scary as it might seem.

On Halloween Day:

Pixies and Play Pals
Ages 2 to 5
Sunday, October 31, 9:30 am
Facets Cinema - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.

Poof! Everywhere they go, these plucky sprites leave magical pixie dust in the air. Red Pixie Girl re-shapes new creations who happily come along for the ride. Laban the little ghost takes us on an outdoor adventure that's out of this world. This whimsical collection is sure to delight the young and young at heart.

Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash
Ages 4 to 6
Sunday, October 31, 10:00 am
Facets Cinema - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.

When a thunderstorm breaks the power lines and cuts off electricity in the town of Bodø, Ploddy the Police Car is ready for action! Ploddy discovers a new and improved source of energy, exposes the town villains' plans - which are cruel to the environment - and saves the day in an energy-efficient way!

Top Pix: Kids' Flicks II
Ages 11 to 13
Sunday, October 31, 1:00 pm
Facets Cinema - 1517 W. Fullerton Ave.

This year's crop of short films made by the top young filmmakers of the world is the 'pick' of the Fest! Witness their amazing talent and creativity in films that speak from a youth's perspective, from the newest and freshest filmmakers across the globe.

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