FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

BASED ON BOOKS - AND OTHER STORIES (Shorts Program)

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In this series of shorts unexpected friendships and encounters place our characters in unusual circumstances.


Leaping out of the pages, these characters come alive. In one short, based on the Julia Donaldson book, when a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend? Narrated by Diana Rigg. Then in the final short, a city boy has an unexpectedly magical encounter with planet Earth one day at a museum and takes this experience outdoors for a brand-new perspective. Based on Oliver Jeffers best-selling picture book, Narrated by Meryl Streep.


Shorts Program Duration: 63 minutes


Themes: Language Arts: Based on Books (Adaptation); love of reading, poetry (rhymed verse)


Language: This program is presented in English.


Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (Short Film)


Synopsis: When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend? With the voices of Diana Rigg and Sally Hawkins.


Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    England
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Screenwriter
    Lang
  • Producer
    Michael Rose