FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

WORDS AND DEEDS (School Shorts Program)

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This collection of shorts explores how to let go of judgements, make new friends, adapt, and apologize. Watch these heroes learn important lessons of life and friendship.

The critters and characters learn not to judge others based on appearances. Rather, they know to extend help with a kind gesture, and learn that pursuing individual interests together makes for more fun! In one short, when an outdoor cat becomes an indoor cat, her new friends try to acquaint her with home life, led by a ragdoll especially good at keeping every situation under control. In the last short, Isaac loses his classmate’s eraser and decides to spin an elaborate lie instead of telling the truth. Will he be exposed, or will he get the chance to make it right?

Shorts Program Duration: 67 minutes

Themes: No Bullies, Please! Getting along; accepting differences, inclusion; developing empathy; paying it forward; recognizing external supports.

Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles

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


Synopsis: Sometimes, even the Big Boss could use a little help.

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.

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    Clarisse Chua