FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GRAB MY HAND (Shorts Program)

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Boys and young men learn to find strength in seeking support from others.

Learning from paternal supports strengthens the boys and young men in this collection of shorts. In one short, a long-distance romance needs a little help. In a wild scheme to build a catapult to launch himself across the ocean to his sweetheart, a young boy relies on the help of his enthusiastic grandpa. In another short, Gabriel has one goal: to sing in the local choir. When his father doesn't support this idea, what does it take to turn him around?

Shorts Program Duration: 80 minutes

Themes: Self versus inherited attributes, finding way as the next generation, help from paternal or grandfatherly supports.

Language: This program is presented in English, French, Russian, Hungarian, and Norwegian with English subtitles.

Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.

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


Synopsis: Colin has lived with his grandfather, Karl, since his parents died. When Karl goes narwhal hunting, Colin travels as a stowaway in his shelter-sled. He will have to overcome his fears and learn the secrets of the Far North.

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
    15 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
    France, Switzerland
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Caroline Attia