FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

PASSING THE TORCH (Shorts Program)

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

Learn the importance of passing on traditions and the power of a creative outlet.

Carrying on traditions from one generation to another is especially rewarding for characters in these shorts. In one film, can two world-class singers find a way for the new generation to not only learn from each other, but share the spotlight. In another short, a grandfather rekindles a relationship with his granddaughter through their mutual talent for painting. In the last short, Gabriel clearly has gift for singing. How can he find an outlet for his voice despite the obstacles in his way?

Shorts Program Duration: 80 minutes

Themes: Carrying on tradition for the next generation, passing on knowledge to talented young artist.

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

Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.

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


Synopsis: Meet Bertha, a 13 year old Belgian girl fighting Wolfram, a rare disease with major consequences on her eyesight. Bertha has her own secret weapon: creativity. Together with a renowned painter, they create inspiring paintings that they sell at a yearly fundraising art exhibition.

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
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
    Dutch with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Tijs Torfs