YOUR SHORTS ARE SHOWIN': KINDERGARTEN EDITION
PCFF proudly presents this year's Your Shorts Are Showin' programs. We have compiled three age appropriate reels of short films that were either invited or submitted and selected by our jury. Included is a wide assortment of animation, live action, musicals, and narrative driven stories. Film makers might be in attendance! Approx. run times are 70-80 mins. for each edition.
Quinn's New Video Game
Directed by Heather Freeman, / USA, 2012 / 3 mins.
The director recorded a conversation with her four-year-old son who wanted to create a video game. The film takes the viewer through their plans using her son's drawings integrated with her animated landscapes. Combining ideas that reflect the humorous intersection of a child's imagination with conventional video game tropes results in a one of a kind film you wish you could make with your own child.
Directed by Akiko McQuerrey, / USA, 2012 / 5 mins.
Papa Cloudy is a working class cloud with occasional odd jobs. Whether it's mending broken hearts in his laundry pile, catching lonely hearts with his fishing pole or helping parched cacti in the desert get some needed rain he is there for them!
Directed by Mink Lin, / Taiwan, 2011 / 5 mins.
A master chef and two young chefs man the kitchen of a restaurant in the forest. The two junior chefs must prove themselves in challenges the master chef designs before advancing to full chef status. But that's no easy task, as they must fashion dishes not only meeting culinary standards of color, flavor and aroma, but with shapes the master chef specifies.
Flight of the Fantasy
Directed by Anthony Pang / USA, 2012 / 6 mins.
Flight of the Fantasy tells a story of a young, playful, imaginative boy with a passion for playing with his toy airplanes in his back yard. Recreating battle sequences in his head he is able to heroically accomplish mission after mission. All is well until he is conscripted to take head on. The dastardly green chilies!
The Knitting Girl
Directed by Enson Huang, / Taiwan, 2012 / 6 mins.
The knitting girl can turn balls of yarn into all types of surprises. Whenever the girl finds herself in difficulty, she is always able to knit the item she needs with her yarn. Whether it's a woolen bird that comforts lonely birds, a woolen sheep to make the shepherd boy that lost his sheep laugh again, or a woolen fan to fight against the evil witch's lightning, the Knitting Girl brings out the courage in young viewers with her super wisdom.
Directed by Thomas G. Murphy / Belgium & UK, 2012 / 7 mins.
A sea creature, inspired by his hunger, takes a path of self-empowerment to catch his next meal. Undaunted by the selfish, bullying behavior of his own kind around him, he successfully reaches out to learn from others. The results will leave you tongue tied!
Rainy Day Friends
Directed by Jerry Lee / Taiwan, 2012 / 5 mins.
Rainy Day Friends tells the story of a little girl that was born into the world on a rainy day, but has never seen rain. One morning, realizing her father forgot his work hat, she chases after him and finds herself in a strange and wonderful railroad car full of animals along for the ride.
Directed by Nicolas Villarreal / Argentina, 2012 / 8 mins.
You could say this is just another cat in space, finds milk factory on his way to the moon with a roller coaster delivery system movie but then you might be hard pressed to think of something comparable. Come for the ride and discover an new kind of "Milky Way".
Rainy Day Ducks
Directed by Danielle Heitmuller / USA, 2012 / 3 mins.
On a rainy day a young girl come across a family of hungry ducks lost in the city. She leads them through the streets to guide them around urban threats that make this no place for a duck. In this classic film tale the characters are puppets and the backgrounds are artfully done with watercolors and pastels.
Directed by Renee Felice Smith / USA, 2012 / 7 mins.
Sometimes it takes a film like this one to remind you that EVERYONE was a kid at one time. By all appearances you would think this elderly couple desires nothing more than a good bench to sit on in the park. Little do the kids know they want the playground PIRATE SHIP!!
Jonah and the Crab
Directed by Laurel Cohen / USA, 2012 / 9 mins.
Mourning the loss of a pet, a young boy named Jonah unexpectedly finds a hermit crab on the beach. This new crustacean friend lifts Jonah's spirits, and the two become inseparable. A dilemma arises when "LOST, PET CRAB" posters start to appear around the neighborhood. Jonah is torn between keeping his best friend and doing the right thing.
Directed by Chang Liu, / China & USA, 2012 / 13 mins.
Moon Cakes is a simple story fashioned as a modern day fairy tale in China about a lonely boy's attempt to make his dream come true through the delicacies of dessert made only on the moon. After watching this beautifully animated film you will never look at the moon or slingshots in the same way again.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER THE SHOW WILL GO ON. BRING YOUR SNOWBOOTS!
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