FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

POSTCARDS TO MYSELF (School Shorts Program)

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


In these shorts, one can watch as our protagonists find community and support through unlikely friends and family.


Self-reflection is important, but understanding one's community is an important element of that. In one film, Olive relates her journey from isolation to better mental health and self-care. In another short, when a girl looks to isolate herself, an unseen friend reaches out with help. In the last film, we hear a personal story of grief and learn how the interactions we may deem insignificant can play a huge part in how we live our lives. We are only as strong as those we choose to surround ourselves with.


Shorts Program Duration: 75 minutes


Themes: Managing behavioral health, coping with internal and external stressors; recognizing and developing external supports.


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Norwegian and Spanish with English subtitles.


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

4 NORTH A (Short Film)


Synopsis: A young woman sits in a hospital room, alone with her failing father. As the constant din of antiseptic hospital noises pushes her to confront her inevitable loss, she escapes into a series of lush childhood memories.


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
    11 minutes
  • Language
    Nonverbal
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Jordan Canning, Howie Shia
  • Producer
    Annette Clarke