FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

COMPARE AND CONTRAST (School Shorts Program)

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

Stories, fables, and lore have been passed down for centuries. Some even argue storytelling is inherent to human nature. In this collection of short films, we analyze and learn how words can make a difference.

What happens when a beloved book is turned into a film? Or animating a folk tale? An oral history story? What stays in, what gets left out, or what is entirely new? The treasures in this collection are ready to explore. In one film, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- words that connect, transform, and empower. Here is a celebration of finding your own words and the impact you can have when you share them with the world. A peacock prince seeks self-knowledge and adventure and the reward is richer than he ever imagined.

Shorts Program Duration: 70 minutes

Themes: Language arts: Based on Books (adaptation); oral history, fairy tale, myth, poetry (rhymed verse); vocabulary; love of reading habits.

Language: This program is presented in English, Persian (Farsi), Kukama-Kukamiria, and French with English subtitles

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


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.

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    27 minutes
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  • Director
    Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
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  • Producer
    Michael Rose