FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

CHRISTMAS MAGIC (School Shorts Program)

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SCHOOL PROGRAM – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


This series of shorts, narrated by Kate Winslet, captures the importance of friends, family and community in true Christmas spirit.


It's never too early to start to think about the real meaning of Christmas: sharing. In one short, a kindly gnome shares his meal with a hungry fox one wintry day becoming unexpected friends. Then, Mimi and her best friend, Lísa, want to help their neighbors decorate a magnificent tree. Mimi and Lísa set out on a time-traveling journey to restore the charming Christmas lights from long ago, and bring the warmth of holiday spirit. In the last short, Dad always taught young Henry to extend kind gestures, especially over the holidays. One Christmas, he looks to befriend an elderly lady. Narrated by Kate Winslet.


Shorts Program Duration: 63 minutes


Themes: Giving, sharing, empathy, holiday spirit; adventure.


Language: This program is presented in English, Norwegian, and Slovak with English subtitles


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

MIMI & LISA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS MYSTERY (Short Film)


Synopsis: Mimi sees the world with her hands and ears. She is blind. Mimi and her best friend, Lísa want to help their neighbors decorate a magnificent tree. Mimi and Lísa set out on a journey back in time to restore the charming Christmas lights from long ago, and bring the warmth of holiday spirit.


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
    2018
  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
    Slovak with English subtitles
  • Country
    Slovakia
  • Director
    Katarína Kerekesová, Ivana Šebestová