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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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

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)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

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)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

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)

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