FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

NORTHERN LIGHTS (Shorts Program)

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Animated shorts that take you on adventures with globetrotters through distant lands. Learn how through family and companionship our heroes persevere through the challenges that lie ahead.


Adventure is just ahead for the characters in this collection of animated shorts. In one short, Colin has lived with his grandfather, Karl, since his parents died. When Karl goes narwhal hunting, Colin travels as a stowaway in his shelter-sled. He will have to overcome his fears and learn the secrets of the Far North. A film based on a true story about a record-breaking globetrotter who uses his thrilling past to teach his daughter lessons about life. In the final short, a snail and a whale travel together. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend? With voices of Diana Rigg and Sally Hawkins.


Shorts Program Duration: 78 minutes


Themes: Adventure to different historical times, places; learning to be open to new experiences, people


Language: This program is presented in English, Nonverbal, Romanian, and French with English subtitles


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

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (Short Film)


Synopsis: When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend? With the voices of Diana Rigg and Sally Hawkins.


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
    27 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    England
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Screenwriter
    Lang
  • Producer
    Michael Rose