FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GIRLS GOT GAME (School Shorts Program)

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

In these short films, children realize what it takes to achieve their dreams and how to take small steps toward the larger picture.

The girls in this collection of short films are on top of it! Pen Pals Melina and Laila share their cultural pride and career aspirations. Melina dreams of becoming a wildlife photographer and when she meets a National Geographic "pro,” she realizes she can start in her own backyard. She shares her story with Laila in New Mexico, who is a talented athlete and a would-be sports leader. Laila interviews a successful baseball manager and learns what it takes to be the first female MLB manager. In the final film, after losing two permanent front teeth, a girl develops a plan to get enough money to repair them before the start of school.

Shorts Program Duration: 71 minutes

Themes: Persistence; personal career aspirations and goals; identity.

Language: This program is presented in English, Nepali, Mandarin, Spanish, and Hindi with English subtitles.

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

TO GERARD (Short Film)

Synopsis: When a girl learns a secret from a new friend, she's inspired to pursue her passion.

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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    8 minutes
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  • Director
    Taylor Meacham
  • Producer
    Jeff Hermann