FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival


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

Have you ever felt like a stranger in your own world? This collection of animated shorts observes how we adapt and relate to modern society.

Wondrous animation awaits in this collection of short films. These heroes are just trying to figure out their place in this world. In one film, slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious flies only see one solution. In another short, we learn that in a world full of beautiful butterflies it can be difficult to fit in. In the last short, Insta is in the eye of the beholder: can an isolated tree find new life on Social?

Shorts Program Duration: 62 minutes

Themes: Identity; manage expectations; Cycle of life; Workplace environment; societal structures and personal place.

Language: This program is presented in Spanish, Nonverbal, English, and French with English subtitles

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


Synopsis: A curious lynx leaves its forest, attracted by the lights of the nearby town. It has great fun there until it falls asleep in the middle of a parking lot. In the early morning, locals are astonished to find this strange animal covered in snow.

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
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    France, Switzerland
  • Director
    Nina Bisiarina