FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GIRLS GOT GAME (Shorts Program)

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PUBLIC 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.

SENSING THE LIGHT (Short Film)


Synopsis: Zichun is visually impaired, but her goals are still high. With the right supports, nothing holds her back from her dreams.


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
    2020
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
    Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Country
    Japan
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Tae Yamamoto, Mike Shang