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Playtime: Family Fun! [CineYouth]

Come share moments of joy, laughter, and comfort with these vibrant tales about family, friendships, and life—fun for all ages!


The Big One: The Day Bigfoot Shot Dad

Henry Shriber | Washington | Age 18

A gruff father follows his lifelong dream of tracking down and catching Bigfoot, only to realize that his greatest accomplishment has been by his side all along.

Life of a Mayfly

David Du | California | Age 16

A curious mayfly’s adventures throughout the day invite us to reflect on the meaning of life and the beauty of finding purpose.


Taïma Louis-Dupuis | Canada | Age 15

Teenager Maikan goes back to their childhood village to visit their grandmother, who hopes to reconnect Maikan with their Innu culture.

The Snowman’s Carrot

Andrei Mitoiu | Massachusetts/Romania | Age 18

Two brothers get into a fight in the dead of winter, when one of them dives head first into the deep snow, transporting him to a future world.

Metamorphosis of the Old House

Jingchen Charlotte Zhang, Yilan Elsa Chi, Rucen Elsa Tan | China | Age 9

Even as an old house in a magic forest is on the verge of collapse, the cat who lives there refuses to move out.

Tiny Trooper: Green vs. Tan

Reed Wisinski | Chicago/Indiana | Age 21

Green Army and Tan Army fight to gain control over the last Oreo on the planet in this playful action-comedy.


Theo Baldwin Edwards | Louisiana | Age 17

A boy is determined to beat an unlikely rival in a game of checkers in this quirky and endearing comedy.

The Magic Pencil

Associação de Ludotecas do Porto Students | Portugal | Ages 8-9

Once upon a time there was a Magic Pencil, who erased diseases, wars, and other bad things and drew a portal to give hugs to the children of the world.

Earth’s Second Moon

Benji Tucker | New York | Age 19

This animated musical fantasy follows a pair of first-time parents and their baby, who seems to never stop growing.


Ryu Sihyun | South Korea | Age 14

A teenage girl comes face to face with the trials and toils of adolescence as she dreams of becoming an athlete in this colorful and candid animation.

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Event Information

Sunday, April 23, 2023

  •   10 shorts | 44 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


Stay after the screening for a Q&A with director Reed Wisinski (Tiny Trooper: Green vs. Tan).


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or rap access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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