FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GATE CHECK (School Shorts Program)

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Growing up and checking in. This collection of films discusses the complexities of mental health, stability, and community care within children.


It's important to know who you are and who you can count on. In one short, a boy and his classmates share their daily stresses and anxieties. In another, Clara is a self-demanding perfectionist. Although it takes time and patience, she is able to recover from her eating disorder with the trusted support system. In the last short, an animated documentary, a young man tells an important lesson on daily ties: you are who you surround yourself with.


Shorts Program Duration: 58 minutes


Themes: Identity, external supports, family can be who you make it, developing coping strategies.


Language: This program is presented in English and Nonverbal.


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


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

ALL OF OUR SHADOWS (Short Film)


Synopsis: A boy is isolated in his "shadows" and fears, until his classmates share their daily stresses and anxieties. He realizes he is not alone.


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


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes


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

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    England
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Daniel Greaves, Ruth Beni
  • Producer
    Ruth Beni