FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GIRLS ON THE MOVE (Shorts Program)

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

In this collection of shorts, girls find confidence in their differences and make decisions with positive impacts.

These girls are on the move! In one short, Stella, gets her first wheelchair, and along with "Rocky" comes independence. Can she find the courage to face her biggest challenge yet - the school swim meet? In the last short, Magda is a huge black metal fan. She is unlike other girls and gets bullied. One evening, she runs into her school crush, but pretends she is in a band to gain his friendship and find her confidence. What happens after the make-up and costumes come off?

Shorts Program Duration: 75 minutes

Themes: Girls making things happen, self-reflection and making good decisions.

Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Dutch, and Norwegian with English subtitles.

Content Advisory: This program contains mature themes and profanity.

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


Synopsis: Clara is a self-demanding, perfectionist, nine-year-old girl. Despite her efforts and the temptations her friend Bea offers continuously, she gets a failing grade in Physical Education. She has embarked along a path of obsessions and self-deception that will lead her to fall into a bottomless pit. A journey through darkness on which she'll lose everything including the people close to her, in particular her parents. Filled with doubt and questions, what will be the beacon to show her the way out of the tunnel?

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

Content Advisory: This film contains Mature Themes

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

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  • Director
    Juan Carlos Mostaza
  • Producer
    The Cathedral Media