FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

NO LIMITS (Shorts Program)

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PUBLIC 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.

AND THEN SOMETHING CHANGED (Short Film)


Synopsis: What would it feel like to live in a world that isn’t built for you? 8-year-old 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. The bed, stairs, car and locker no longer function as Louis expects. But is this world a dream of the past? “And Then Something Changed” is a fun and un-sensationalized look at a ‘day in the life’ of a child with dwarfism, turning our idea of accessibility on its head.


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
    2019
  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Australia
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Keiran Watson-Bonnice
  • Producer
    Eliza Hull