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The tenth annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival, featuring films and videotapes from about a dozen countries, continues from Friday, October 15, through Sunday, October 17. In the listings below, films and videos not identified by country are from the United States. All screenings are at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Single tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and Facets members; a pass good for four films is $15 for adults, $10 for children. For more information call 281-9075.


Out of the Blue

An Indian feature in Hindi by Pankuj Parashar about a young Indian prince who befriends someone from another planet; to be shown with Annette Danto's Madrasi Child. (10:00 am)

Fun for Very Young Audiences

Live-action videos from the U.S. and Canada. (10:00 am)

Honoring the Rights of the Child

Live-action and animated films from the U.S., Russia, and Canada. (Noon)

Videos: program 4

Live-action videos from the U.S. and Australia. (Noon)


Trudy the Little Detective

A German feature by Gernot Kraa; to be shown with Michael Sporn's animated Monty. (10:00 am)

Jasper's Ghost

A Danish feature by Brita Wielopolska about an 11-year-old boy; to be shown with shorts from the U.S. and Norway. (Noon)

Growing Up Stories

Four live-action and animated videos from the U.S. and the Netherlands. (Noon)

An Answer From Heaven

Wang Junzheng's Chinese feature about a boy and his grandfather; to be shown with a Belgian short. (2:00)

Adventures and Journeys

Three live-action videos from the U.S. and the Netherlands. (2:00)

More Growing Up Stories

Four short films from England and the U.S. (4:00)

A Touch of Magic

An Israeli video about a young girl, directed by Baruch Diener; to be shown with videos from the U.S. and the Netherlands. (4:00)


Animation Celebration: program 3

Animated short films from Slovakia, Canada, England, and the U.S. (10:00 am)

The Honey-Cuckoo Kids

Willy Brunner's German feature about kids living in a hotel for refugees; to be shown with an animated Norwegian short. (Noon)

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

David Devine's Canadian video; to be shown with two short videos, one of them from Australia. (Noon)

Zirri the Cloud Lamb

Rolf Losansky's hour-long German film, mixing live-action and animation; to be shown with shorts from the U.S. and India. (2:00)

Green Screen:

A Tribute to the Earth

Five live-action and animated videos from the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands. (2:00)

Best of the Fest

A marathon screening of films and videos as well as a presentation of awards. (4:00)

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