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.

THE KICKSLED CHOIR (Short Film)


Synopsis: Ten-year-old Gabriel loves to sing and has one desire: to sing in the local choir. The group rides a kick-sled through the snowy landscape of Northern-Norway and is known for their kindness towards the village refugees. But when Gabriel's father gets into a fight with one of the local refugees, Gabriel's quest to join The Kicksled Choir becomes challenging.


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


Content Advisory: This film contains Mature Themes.


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

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    Norwegian with English subtitles
  • Country
    Norway
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Torfinn Iversen
  • Producer
    Julia Andersen