Facets Kids Film Network is proud to present Best of the Fest
, a collection of the 10 best short films from the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. It's a one-of-a-kind collection of culturally diverse, non-violent and value affirming works that are sure to inspire lively discussions, especially with children ages 5 to 9 (K-3). Enjoy Domo-Kun and the Egg
(Tsuneo Goda, Japan, 2005, 5 mins.), Luka
(Adrienne Michel-Long, Ireland, 2004, 3 mins.), Mondo's Myths: Where Did the Night Come From?
(Andres Lieban, Brazil, 2005, 8 mins.), Nineteen
(Jorg Hiller, Colombia, 2005, 8 mins.), Egghunt
(Paul Yan, USA, 2005, 4 mins.), The Mantis Parable
(Josh Staub, USA, 2005, 8 mins.), Do Other Things
(Helena Giersz, USA, 2005, 4 mins.), The Magic Lion
(Charles Githinji, Canada, 2004, 7 mins.), Confection
(Eva Saks, USA, 2003, 4 mins.), and Little Pig Is Flying
(Alicja Jaworski, Sweden, 2004, 10 mins.).
You also have the option of purchasing the Best of the Fest Curriculum Guide
, a 76-page activity book with engaging lesson plans for each film, created by learning behavior specialist Virginia Boyle Lopez, Ph.D, M.Ed, or you can download PDF sections of the guide here