Lift-off (Ages 9+ Short Film Program) at Children's Film Festival Seattle
Saturday, March 7 - 11:30am
** Sunday, March 8 - 1:00pm
** Please note: All CFFS 2020 closing day events (March 8) take place
Off-Site @ Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)
These stories of adventure will take you to outer space and back, with films showing what it is like to be out on your own, in a world of wild adventure and imagination, making decisions and, ultimately, finding your way back home again.
** Content advisory: Kids take off from home, without permission, in Anna and Kiko and Outgrown. All the Dear Little Animals depicts small dead animals in a sweet and non-graphic way. **
Short Films in this Program:
(Shelley Welch & Mohammad Rastkar, Canada, animation, 2019, 4:45 min, nonverbal) Washington premiere!
When a spaceship lands on a faraway planet, an astronaut emerges to claim the barren land. But wait a minute someone is already there.
Rays Great Escape
(Jie Weng, China, animation, 2018, 7 min, nonverbal)
Ray is a little monster who lives on the edge of a volcano that is about to erupt, which pushes him to transform his house into an escape module, and hang on for the ride!
All the Dear Little Animals
(Michael Ekblad & Alexandra Schatz, Germany, animation, 2019, 7:32 min, Swedish with English subtitles)
One summer day, a couple of kids started a business called Funerals Ltd. to help all the poor dead animals in the world. One did all the digging, one wrote the poems, and another cried. Based on the offbeat, charming and whimsical book by Ulf Nisson and Eva Eriksson.
(Zuzana Cupova & Flip Diviak, Czech Republic, animation, 2018, 4:43 min, nonverbal)
Mr. Gnome is sunbathing in his garden when a little cloud suddenly hides the sun. Mr. Gnome is pretty annoyed but, fortunately, he knows precisely what to do with such clouds.
A Kalabanda Ate My Homework
(Raymon Malinga, Uganda, animation, 2017, 6:24 min, English)
A kalabanda is a mythical animal that is said to haunt schools in Uganda. While it is a bit scary to think about, it also provides an excellent excuse for missing homework.
Monsters Dont Exist
(Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista & Nicola Bernardi, Italy, animation, 2017, 3:23 min, nonverbal)
Two little troublemakers are in detention, but while their teacher isnt paying attention, the boys start drawing and get themselves into even more hot water.
(Huriyyah Muhammad, USA, live-action, 2019, 13 min, English)
Reggie and Sam, two kids of the 1990s, find out their favorite hip hop artist will be in town. Reggies mom says no way to going to the concert, but the thick-as-thieves cousins know they can dream up a way to be there.
Anna and Kiko
(Delyth Thomas, Wales, animation, 2019, 15 min, Welsh with English subtitles)
Ten-year-old Anna and her mom are being evicted from their home and it looks like Annas scruffy dog Kiko will have to go to the dog pound. Anna decides that she and Kiko have to stay together, no matter what.
The Girl at the End of the Garden
(Bonnie Dempsey, Ireland, live-action, 2019, 14 min, in English)
An unhappy young girls life is turned upside down when she finds a mysterious runaway with psychic powers in her back garden.
This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org
ABOUT NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
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
ABOUT CHILDRENS FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
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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