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Award Winners

Enjoy stunning animation and classic stories in this definitive collection of award winning film programs for grades 4-8.

Film still from Animation Short List program

Animation Short List

Grades 4–7 (Ages 8–13)

Screened in English
100-minute program includes media education

Three years of award-winning films finally come together in this program where little characters discover big courage. The little mouse might be able to outsmart the other animals in the forest, but what happens when he's faced with the giant Gruffalo itself? Will Morris Lessmore find a way to fix his black-and-white world, or is the color lost forever? And can a penguin find its way to the South Pole before it's too late? These characters don't let the big world keep them from following their dreams!

Lost and Found (England)
2009 Children's Jury Prize Winner
(1st Prize for Animated Short Film)

The Lost Thing (Australia)
2011 Academy Award Winner!
2010 Adult Jury Prize Winner
(1st Prize for Animated Short Film)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (USA)
2012 Academy Award Nominee!
2011 Adult Jury Prize Winner
(1st Prize for Animated Short Film)

The Gruffalo (England)
2011 Academy Award Nominee!
2010 Best of Fest Award Winner


All films are official selections from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and all programs include an introduction and post-screening discussion led by one of our trained media educators. Curriculum aligned with the Common Core is also provided to teachers prior to the day of screening.

Flexible scheduling throughout the day—come to us or let us come to you! To book your group please contact groups@facets.org or 773.281.9075 ext. 3040.