FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival


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

In this series of short animated films our heroes are artists, who discover that they can use their passion to explore different realities.

Looking to take up something new? These film heroes find passions that lead them to new discoveries. In one film, Talented Japanese Royal Court painter, Kuwagata Keisai creates vivid, lifelike paintings of animals by imagining what it would be like to be that animal. In another short, Fleur looks to find inspiration for the school art show. In the last short, how is a 360° picture created? With the help of professional photographers and historians, a time traveler finds out how.

Shorts Program Duration: 72 minutes

Themes: Taking up new hobbies and passions, exploring creative play; do-it-yourself; daily plans and setting benchmarks for goals.

Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Arabic, Hebrew and German with English subtitles.

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

CINEMA REX (Short Film)

Synopsis: Jerusalem in 1938 is a divided city. At the "Cinema Rex", a Jewish boy and an Arab girl form a friendship crossing language barriers. They find common ground based on a mutual fascination with the language of cinema.

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
    8 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English, Hebrew with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Mayan Engelman, Eliran Peled