New York Instiute of Technology (NYIT) New York, NY
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WCFF Film Series 14
Sunday, October 19 New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) 1871 Broadway (between West 61st and West 62nd)
Series 14: Children's Films 9:30-11:00 AM
"The Flight of the Humble Bee" BogusCat Productions Gustavo & Bo Catalina, Producers 4 minutes Country: Belgium * World Premier
We cannot live without bees, if we harm them we harm ourselves. "If the bee disappears from the earth, man would have no more than fours years to live." - Albert Einstein
"Precious Water" White Cross Media Dr. Kevin Baker, Producer 10 minutes Country: Australia * World Premier
A short music video showing various Australian animals in human care and how important water is to their lives and welfare. Featured is a Kookabura (the "Laughing Jackass" bird), a platypus, koalas, wombat and kangaroos.
"A Tale of Whales" Alfredo Reis Deus, Producer 13 minutes Country: Portugal * World Premier
A Right Whale has just given birth to her calf. Her environment is a dangerous one, in which her own predators and human interests collide with surprising, but good results.
"First Snow in the Woods" Laura & Robert Sams, Producers Sisbro Productions 30 minutes * New York Premiere
In a pumpkin patch surrounded by the reds and gold's of fall, a worried scarecrow watches the animals prepare for winter. "Soon I'll be put back in the barn all alone until spring," he sighs. He worries another season will pass without a single crow-or meeting the beautiful lady scarecrow across the field. a mouse moves into his straw-filled heart, tells him the story of First Snow in the Woods and helps him trust the changing seasons. This heartwarming, hilarious tale is filled with stunning wildlife footage and original music (including a groundhog, chipmunk and woodpecker's ode to fall).
"Lost in the Woods" Laura & Robert Sams, Producers Sisbro Productions 30 minutes * New York Premiere
* Award winning Best Children's Wildlife Film World-Wide. "Shhh. I think he's lost. Just let him sleep", hushed the mouse. But is the tiny, newborn fawn really lost. Shirley, an old box turtle, meets a very old raccoon, named Fernando Hernandafandavez, and helps him discover the magic of spring. Together they learn the truth about the little fawn who sleeps alone in the woods. Original songs include a lounge-singing tree frog's jazzy tune, "The signs of Spring," and a comfortable lullaby sung by Mother Do to her fawn before she leaves him alone in the grasses.
"Bunty's Tree" Jaspal Bhatti Film School Jasraj and Savita Bhatti 5 minutes Country: India * New York Premiere
"Bunty's Tree" is a touching and warm story of the bond that exists between Bunty, a little boy living in a picturesque valley and a tree that grows in the courtyard of his house. The film traces the journey of little Bunty into adulthood under the love and care of the tree's motherly instincts. So fond is Bunty of the tree that he tenderly carves out "Bunty's Tree" on the bark of the tree for posterity.
When Bunty grows up he is employer with a timber merchant. One day something happens that makes him tremble from head to toe. Something that happens to his "Bunty's Tree". Something that changes his life forever.
This film series is dedicated to families with children and are exceptional, award winning education content for children grades 4 and up.
** Films and speakers subject to change prior to and during Film festival.
New York Instiute of Technology (NYIT) (View)
1871 Broadway (between 61 and 62 nd streets)
New York, NY 10023