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: In this mockumentary, we learn that in a world full of beautiful butterflies, it is difficult for a worm named Jessie to fit in. Now that she is grown up and it is clear she will not become a butterfly herself. Jessie is unhappy constantly comparing herself to other butterflies. She decides to no longer hold herself to an unrealistic standard and instead strives to find happiness in a way that is uniquely meant for her.

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.

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  • Director
    Stephanie Blakey
  • Producer
    Amanda Konkin