The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, now in its 13th year, runs from Friday, October 4, through Sunday, October 13, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton; First Chicago Center, 1 S. Dearborn; and Pipers Alley, 222 W. North Ave. Tickets are $4 for children and adults, but various discounts are available to those who buy four or more tickets, including an unlimited pass for a family of four that can be bought for $100; the opening-night show is $25, which includes a reception. For more information call 281-9075.


The Wind in the Willows

A new animated version of the classic children’s book, from England; Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Bennett, Rik Mayall, and Michael Palin are among the actors supplying the voices. (First Chicago Center, 7:30)


Into the Garden

With Beatrix Potter

A collection of English short films. (Facets Multimedia Center, 10:00 am)

Meet Friends

From Faraway Lands

Short videos from India, Mongolia, and the U.S. (Facets Multimedia Center, 10:00 am)

Frankenstein and Me

A Canadian feature film. (Facets Multimedia Center, noon)

Jammin’With the Masters

Two Canadian narrative videos involving Handel and Liszt. (Facets Multimedia Center, noon)

Yo, Rapunzel!

Fairy tales from the U.S., Norway, New Zealand, and England. (Facets Multimedia Center, 2:00)

What’s Four-legged,

Furry and Fishy?

Short videos about animals, from the U.S., Australia, and Canada. (Facets Multimedia Center, 2:00)

The Little Dolphins

A Greek feature. (Facets Multimedia Center, 4:00)

Clever Critters

More short animal videos videos from Yugoslavia, Malaysia, Australia, and England. (Pipers Alley, 4:00)


The world premiere of a feature about a puppy, starring Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, and Blake Heron. (Facets Multimedia Center, 4:00)


Crazy Cartoon Fun

An international assortment of cartoon film shorts. (Facets Multimedia Center, 10:00 am)

Children of Jerusalem

Short videos celebrating Jewish culture, from the U.S. and Canada. (Facets Multimedia Center, 10:00 am)

Magic in the Water

A U.S. film feature with an underwater theme. (Facets Multimedia Center, noon)

Wolves, Witches, and Giants

An international assortment of video shorts. (Facets Multimedia Center, noon)

Charlie and Louise

A German feature about identical twins. (Facets Multimedia Center, 2:00)

Heck’s Way Home

A Canadian video feature about a dog. (Facets Multimedia Center, 2:00)

Mission Impossible

Short films from the U.S., Ireland, Sweden, and Norway. (Facets Multimedia Center, 4:00)

Wanted: Grandparents for Afternoon Fun!

Video shorts from Sweden, Canada, and the U.S. (Facets Multimedia Center, 4:00)


A Grand Day Out

Animated short cartoons from Germany, Norway, Japan, and England. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)–Teddy Bears and Dogs on Chairs

Videos from the U.S., Slovakia, Cyprus, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)

Song Spinner

A Canadian feature. (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)

If They Can Do It, You Can Do It

Short videos from the U.S. and Norway. (Facets Multimedia CEnter, 11:30 am)

Flip Out With FAy Dog

Short comic videos from the U.S., Slovakia, and Canada. (Facets Multimedia Center, 2:00)

African and American

“Videos that celebrate the spirit of two continents.” (Facets Multimedia Center, 4:00)


From Cavemen to Boogeymen

Short films from the U.S., Wales, England, Iran, Denmark, and Sweden. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)

Mouse Around and Other Tails

Short videos from the U.S., Denmark, Canada, and Germany. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)

Bunnies in the Garden

An international assortment of animated videos. (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)

Green Screen

“Videos about helping the earth.” (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)

The Awkward Age

A French-Yugoslavian feature about teenagers, set in Sarajevo shortly before World War II, to be shown with a French short film. (Facets Multimedia Center, 3:30)


Inside Out

Short films about kids. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)

Chomping on Bugs

and Swimming With Sea Slugs

Short videos with ecological themes from the U.S., Australia, and England. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)

A World of Fun

Another international assortment of short films. (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)

Legends and Magical Tales

Videos from Spain and Chile. (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)


Flying Dinosaurs

An international selection of short films. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)

Cartoon fever

Animated videos from the U.S., Latvia, Cyprus , and Germany. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:45 am)


A Japanese-Mogolian feature about a seven-year-old boy and a horse. (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)


A Canadian video feature about a girl in the 1860s. (Facets Multimedia Center, 11:30)

Stories From Iran

Two shorts, The Last Village and Kakadu. (Facets Multimedia Center, 3:30)