FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

EVERYDAY CHALLENGES, EVERYDAY SOLUTIONS (School Shorts Program)

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


In a collection of shorts, witness characters overcome obstacles of physical limitation to pursue happiness and achieve their goals.


In this collection of shorts, the characters do not let physical limitations prevent them from living normal lives and achieving goals. In a documentary film, youth sledge hockey teams from the U.S. and Canada battle for championship. Designed for players who have a physical disability, the excitement of the sport remains the same. In another short, what would it feel like to live in a world that isn’t built for you? Louis wakes up to what he thinks is going to be just another normal school day, but finds the world around him has become inaccessible. He sure hopes this is just a weird dream!


Shorts Program Duration: 64 minutes


Themes: Identity; living with physical or mental challenges; overcoming obstacles; empathy; manage expectations.


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


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

CORNSTALK (Short Film)


Synopsis: Once upon a time there was a princess with a penchant for trying new things. Being a tad taller than her suitors presented a challenge to her royal parents. But not to her, as she finds her ever-after true calling on her own - including her own perfect prince.


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
    2020
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
    Nonverbal
  • Country
    Russian Federation
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Anastasiia Zhakulina
  • Producer
    Nikolay Makovsky