FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

NO LIMITS (School Shorts Program)

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


In these short films we follow heroes as they overcome physical challenges to take on daily tasks like school and swimming.


There are no limits for these real-life heroes. In one film, visually impaired Frida feels confident navigating daily life and taking on new challenges like swimming. In another short, what would it feel like to live in a world that isn’t built for you? Louis wakes up to what he thinks is going to be just another normal school day, but finds the world around him has become inaccessible. He hopes this is just a weird dream he's having.


Shorts Program Duration: 64 minutes


Themes: Dealing with physical challenges and overcoming them; strategies for internal and external supports; owning identity narrative.


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Mandarin, and German with English subtitles


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

CORNSTALK (Short Film)


Synopsis: Once upon a time there was a princess with a penchant for trying new things. Being a tad taller than her suitors presented a challenge to her royal parents. But not to her, as she finds her ever-after true calling on her own - including her own perfect prince.


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
    2020
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
    Nonverbal
  • Country
    Russian Federation
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Anastasiia Zhakulina
  • Producer
    Nikolay Makovsky