FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

VIEW FINDERS (Shorts Program)

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


Feeling over-scheduled and overwhelmed are common. Finding a new outlook can change everything.


Feeling over-scheduled and overwhelmed happens all the time. Finding a new outlook can change everything. In one short, Matilda feels pressured to get good grades, so she gets a spare head. Are two heads better than one? In another, at the dawn of a Robotic era, Yining, a young schoolboy, befriends a mischievous schoolgirl at their strict Chinese primary school and plans their freedom.


Shorts Program Duration: 61 minutes


Themes: Gaining perspective, managing expectations, feeling overscheduled, taking on daily tasks and new challenges.


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal and German 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