FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

MOVING FORWARD (Shorts Program)

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There comes a time in life where we have to move forward past where we got stuck.


There comes a time in life where we have to move forward past where we got stuck. In one film, Rosa learns that gravity is stronger than everything else in her search for something to grab on to. In another short, when it comes time for her best friend, Misha, to move abroad, Fanny wrestles with feelings of jealousy and abandonment. However, Misha's will to make the best out of their last day together overrides Fanny’s initial sadness. In the last film, a young man thinks he's finally found a true companion—is she for real?


Shorts Program Duration: 68 minutes


Themes: Identity; handling relationships; let friends help cope; looking to move forward into new phases in life.


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Spanish, Swedish, and Japanese with English subtitles.


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

THE BUTTERFLY AFFECT (Short Film)


Synopsis: In this mockumentary, we learn that in a world full of beautiful butterflies, it is difficult for a worm named Jessie to fit in. Now that she is grown up and it is clear she will not become a butterfly herself. Jessie is unhappy constantly comparing herself to other butterflies. She decides to no longer hold herself to an unrealistic standard and instead strives to find happiness in a way that is uniquely meant for her.


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
    5 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Stephanie Blakey
  • Producer
    Amanda Konkin