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.


Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Wu Yu-Yan suffers from achondroplasia and is only 101 cm in height. But this doesn’t discourage her. She has no time for self-pity, and loves to dance and show her body with confidence. She wants to prove that she’s not different from anyone else. For a long time, Yu-Yan was teased by other kids and felt uncomfortable with other people's judgements. To emphasize her bravery, she faces the world of judging eyes with smiles.

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
    13 minutes
  • Language
    Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Chiang Chih-Chen, Hsieh Chia-Ling
  • Producer