FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GOAL KEEPERS (School Shorts Program)

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

In this collection of shorts we observe our characters weigh the balance of how immediate gratification can compromise long-term goals.

The characters in this collection of shorts learn to keep the bigger picture in their sight. In one short, talented dancer Tina hesitates to put herself out there, she wishes for a twin. Just be careful what you wish for! In another short, new boy in town Jirka wishes he was invisible. Until he doesn't. In the final short, Deenpal wants to be a great soccer goalie. Along with physical training, he has to get mentally prepared, too.

Shorts Program Duration: 67 minutes

Themes: Identity; persistence in attaining personal goals; developing external systems to support oneself.

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

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

INVISIBLE (Short Film)

Synopsis: Jirka is an 8-year-old boy who has just moved to a new town. However, a bad day at school leads Jirka to wish he were just invisible. Be careful what you wish for...

Program Type: School Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form 

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

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    Czech with English subtitles
  • Country
    Czech Republic
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Jakub Smid
  • Producer
    Barbara Johnsonova