The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, now in its 12th year, continues from Friday through Sunday, October 13 through 15, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $4 for children and adults; but various discounts are available to those who purchase four or more tickets, and an unlimited pass for a family of four can be purchased for $100. For more information call 281-9075.


Short Films 1

Films from Switzerland, Sweden, the U.S., and England. (9:30 am)

Short Videos 1

Four videos from England, Bosnia, and the U.S. (9:30 am)

Into the Garden With Beatrix Potter

Short films from Sweden, England, and Wales. (11:30 am)

Kidzone: Issues for Kids Today

Three episodes of the Canadian TV series. (11:30 am)


Short Films 2

Films from Hungary, the U.S., Sweden, Norway, England, and Latvia. (10:00 am)

Green Screen: Videos That Celebrate the Earth

Short videos from France, the U.S., and Australia. (10:00 am)

Lotta Leaves Home

A Swedish feature directed by Johanna Hald about a five-year-old girl who decides to run away, to be shown with a Swedish animated short. (Noon)

Animated Videos 1

Videos from England, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Germany, Spain, and the U.S. (Noon)

Fast Friends: Films From Africa

Four short films; Mansour Sora Wade, the Senegalese director of one of the films, Little Bird, will be present to answer questions. (2:00)

Short Videos 2

Short videos from Canada, Jamaica, and England. (2:00)

The Road Home

Danny Aiello, Kris Kristofferson, and Mickey Rooney star in a Canadian feature directed by Dean Hamilton about two orphans who ride the rails together to reach Father Flanagan’s Boys Town–a movie that sounds like it could have been produced by Newt Gingrich. The director and members of the cast will answer questions in a separate program after the screening. (4:00)

Big Drums, Small Hands

A U.S. video about Morocco and a Japanese video about playing African drums. (4:00)


The Battle of Chocolate

A rich little girl befriends kids from the countryside in a Taiwanese feature directed by Yang Li Kao. (10:00 am)

The Emperor’s New Clothes

A German feature directed by Juraj Herz based on the famous children’s story; to be shown on video. (10:00 am)

Animated Shorts 1

Animated short films from Wales, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Latvia, Canada, Japan, and Denmark. (Noon)

Johnny and the Dead

A feature-length video from England, directed by Gerald Fox, about a boy and a group of ghosts. (Noon)

Molom–A Legend of Mongolia

A French feature directed by Marie Jaoul de Poncheville about a boy led by a shaman across the Mongolian steppes. (2:00)

Short Videos 3

Short videos from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. (2:00)