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The 11th Chicago International Children's Film Festival continues from Friday, October 14, through Sunday, October 16. All the screenings will be at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $3 for children and Facets members, $5 for adults; discount booklets of four tickets are $10 for children, $15 for adults. For further information call 281-9075.


Short Films

Half a dozen short films from the U.S., Canada, and England. (10:00 am)

Animation Celebration 6

Short animated films from Croatia, the Philippines, England, Canada, Slovakia, Germany, and the U.S. (10:00 am)

The Return of Tommy Tricker

A sequel to the delightful Canadian fantasy Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, directed, like its predecessor, by Michael Rubbo. To be shown with a Japanese animated short. (11:30 am)

Trying to Get Home: A History of African-American Song

A video documentary directed by Larry Cross and Ellison Horne, to be shown with a short video with a civil rights theme, Eden's Choice. (11:30 am)

Loving Hearts

A feature from India directed by A.K. Bir, to be shown with a short film from Yugoslavia about a baby stork. (4:00)


The Effects of Wearing a Hat in May

A Polish feature directed by Krystyna Krupska-Wysocka involving an elderly man, his two granddaughters, and some ghosts, to be shown with a Polish animated short. (10:00 am)

Short Videos 7

Videos from the U.S. and England, including one on making animated cartoons. (10:00 am)

The Silver Brumby

An Australian feature about a legendary wild stallion, directed by John Tatoulis, to be shown with an Australian short film. (Noon)

Fun for Our Youngest Audiences

Videos from the U.S., Canada, and England suited for preschool children. (Noon)

Wa-wa: A Piggy Tale

A pretty good Taiwanese comedy (if memory serves) by Ko I-cheng about a little girl from the country who brings along her pet piglet when she moves to the city to join a new family. (2:00)

Great TV From Here and There!

Videos from Canada, Germany, and the U.S. (2:00)


A Russian feature about a little girl, with songs and dance, directed by Maria Muat. To be shown with animated shorts from Russia and Ukraine. (4:00)

Growing Up Stories

Short videos from the Netherlands, Canada, and Hong Kong. (4:00)


Christmas Huddle

A Latvian feature directed by Varis Brasla, to be shown with a Latvian animated short. (10:00 am)

Adventure Time

Two videos: Katherine Dieckmann's Adventures of Pete and Pete, from the U.S., and Kate Woods and Fumitaka Tamura's Escape From Jupiter: Episode 8, from Australia. (10:00 am)

The Happy Failure

A Russian feature set in Saint Petersburg, to be shown with shorts from Sri Lanka and the U.S. (Noon)

Grave of the Fireflies

A Japanese animated feature about a brother and sister in wartime Japan; a discussion and workshop presented by the Peace Museum will follow the screening. (Noon)

Nordic Voyage

Animated shorts from Sweden and live-action shorts from Finland and England. (2:00)

Great Videos From Around the World

Videos from Germany, the U.S., and Canada; the Canadian work is about a Palestinian boy living in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. (2:00)


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