Sun Circle: Films from Japan (All Ages Short Film Program)
Saturday, February 29 3:30pm
These eight animated films, filled with Japanese traditional colors, tell stories of summer days filled with noisy cicada songs, lucky charms, bento boxes and twins. Curated by CFFS intern Marina Amagai.
Short Films in this Program:
Summer of the ice age
(Kiyomi Aoyagi, Japan, animation, 2019, 2:05 min, nonverbal)
A boys memory of cream soda in summer.
Pickle Plum Parade
(Eri Sasaki, Japan, animation, 2019, 3:44 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
A little girl sets out to discover her town and finds a wonderland in pink and yellow hues.
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animation, 2019, 5 min, Japanese with English subtitles) West Coast premiere!
Delicious and cute-looking Mr. Konigiri and his bento-box friends chase butterflies.
(Ayako Kishi, Japan, animation, 2019, 5:22 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!
A boy finds a way to bring his dreams of food, friends and flight to life.
(Talin Tanielian, USA, animation, 2019, 6:29 min, Japanese with English subtitles)
Mango is a red panda who is different from the others. Follow his journey to find inner peace!
(Koudai Sato, Japan, animation, 2019, 24:22 min, Japanese with English subtitles)
Engimon are Japanese lucky charms who always watching over Yamato and Himi. One day, Himi gets lost after chasing cats. Can Engimon help find Yamatos little sister?
This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org
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Northwest Film Forum's mission is to incite public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops (including summer camps and year-round programs for young people) and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization. nwfilmforum.org
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The 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle is a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the best and brightest in international films for children, including animation, feature length films, short films, and hands-on workshops. Since 2005, Childrens Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children ages 3-16. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects childrens films from dozens of countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings and field trips in Seattle, and a subsequent festival tour of up to 25 U.S. venues.
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