> Skip to content

Trending Films

My Planner

Your planner helps you schedule your entire the children's international film festival experience. It shows sessions you've saved, in a helpful timeline.

or to save your planner

Your Planner is empty.
Browse Films & Events

Please check your email for password reset instructions.

Popular Theory

Popular Theory

‘Cute and entertaining, and it elevates the benefits of learning science. Popular Theory verifies that "nerds" don't need revenge—they just need the space to be themselves’ — Common Sense Media

A fun coming-of-age comedy that plumbs the complexities of companionship and ambition, where a 12-year-old genius learns that chemistry doesn’t just happen in the science lab, it happens between people too.

Having skipped four years of school due to her advanced intellect, Erwin is completely out of sorts as the youngest student in high school. She’s faced with only one problem she can’t solve: social isolation. With fellow outcast and chemistry guru Winston, Erwin invents a chemical that will change the high school hierarchy forever.

Starring Sophia Reid-Gantzert (The Babysitters Club) with an all-star comedic supporting cast that includes Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Marc Evan Jackson (The Good Place) and Chloe East (The Fabelmans).

Festivals/Awards: Giffoni Film Festival (Eni Special Award winner), SCHLiNGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience

Parental guidance: Some themes may be too mature for younger children

  • Recommended Age


  • Rating

    All Ages

  • Country

    United States

  • Year


  • Runtime

    88 Mins

  • Director

    Ali Scher

  • Language


Stay in the know

Welcome to CHIFF!

The Festival returns in 2024