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: Ten-year-old Gabriel loves to sing and has one desire: to sing in the local choir. The group rides a kick-sled through the snowy landscape of Northern-Norway and is known for their kindness towards the village refugees. But when Gabriel's father gets into a fight with one of the local refugees, Gabriel's quest to join The Kicksled Choir becomes challenging.

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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    Norwegian with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Torfinn Iversen
  • Producer
    Julia Andersen