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What is CHIFF?

CHIFF is the Children’s International Film Festival: a film festival celebrating the best short and feature length films for audiences aged 3-14. Established in 2018, CHIFF celebrates its third year in 2020 with a jam-packed program of features from across the world, as well as a special screening of the winning films of the inaugural Isolation Film Festival. 

CHIFF screens 27 November - 13 December in Melbourne and Sydney: at Classic Cinemas in Elsternwick, Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn, Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave, and Ritz Cinemas in Randwick (NSW).

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for CHIFF can be purchased online at chiff.com.au (navigate to your film and session of choice using the 'films and events' tab), through our cinema partner websites, or at the box office of participating cinemas. Currently, only the outdoor sessions at Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas are on sale; the remainder of sessions will be on sale soon! The Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas' box office is only open at limited times; at this stage, we would recommend completing your booking online. 

How much are tickets?

All single tickets are $13.50, with family passes for individual sessions (2x adults and 2x children, or 1x adult and 3x children) available for $48. If you’re a group of 10 or over, you can access discounted $10 tickets - purchase these at the cinema box office, or by emailing info@chiff.com.au.

Tickets booked online or over the phone will incur a $1.60 booking fee.

Where can I get the program?

CHIFF programs can be picked up at all participating cinemas, or downloaded digitally below.

Download here

How do I know which film is right for my family?

Age recommendations for films are provided by the Children’s International Film Festival as guidelines, and specific information about language and themes are provided in the detailed description of each film. All assessments by CHIFF are subjective, and consideration by a parent or guardian is advised to assess whether a film is a good fit for your family. CHIFF has received a classification exemption from the Australian Classification Board. 

All films in languages other than English will screen with English subtitles.

What is CHIFF's Covid safe plan?

The CHIFF team is working hard to ensure that everyone's return to the cinema is a safe and happy one.
— In Melbourne, masks are required to be worn by everyone during their visit (they can be slipped off to eat and drink). In Sydney, Ritz Cinemas staff will be wearing masks, and mask-wearing by patrons is strongly encouraged.
— The cinemas are operating at a reduced capacity so groups can keep plenty of space between themselves and others.
— If patrons aren't feeling well and need to stay home, we will refund tickets, or facilitate swaps to another scheduled festival session.

Click through to read about Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas' Covid-19 safety procedures.

If you’ve got additional questions, please be in touch with us directly at info@chiff.com.au

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Welcome to CHIFF!

We look forward to welcoming you back to cinemas in May 2022.