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Superpowered (Ages 9+ Short Film Program)
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Superpowered (Ages 9+ Short Film Program)
Sunday, March 1  5:30pm

Ages 9+ (age rating is for subtitles)

Is there anything kids cant do? With the grownups in their lives sometimes cheering them on and sometimes getting in the way, the characters in this international program show kids on the move, dancing and dreaming, asking great questions and proving their superpowers.

57 min.

** Filmmaker and producer Natalia Bernel and Giselle Geney (Ramón) and filmmaker Julio Cabrera (Pasivo) in attendance! **

** Content advisory: Maria Camilas Gift deals with the subject matter of a seriously ill sibling, with a happy ending. In Shhab, two kids do something dangerous, without the permission of their parents. **


Short Films in this Program:

Mitshishuss (Little Eagle)

(Christopher Grégoire-Gabriel, Canada, live-action, 2018, 2 min, nonverbal) US premiere!

A little eagle dances as his brother films him. An encounter between two artists, filmmaker-composer Christopher and powwow dancer John-Philip.



(Julio Benito Cabrera & Gabriel Ocando, Puerto Rico, live-action, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal) World premiere!

A young child takes a long walk to meet a master craftsman, which turns out to be only the beginning of a long journey.



(Natalia Bernal, Colombia & Mexico, live-action, 2019, 7 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

A young kickboxer who is strong and brave learns something very important at the end of a fight.



(Bernard Attal, Brazil, live-action, 2018, 8:20 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles)

Dela is a girl with a mind of her own, who lives with her dad on the island of Itaparica in Brazils Bay of All Saints. She doesnt understand why the kids at school make fun of her name and her hair. But she is determined to sort it out.



(Andreas Cordes & Robert Köhler, Germany, 2019, 10 min, in German with English subtitles) Washington premiere!

A little boy who lives on the coast with his father has a lot of questions. But when his father cant find the right words to answer his son, he turns to the sea for help.


Maria Camilas Gift

(Andrés Molano Moncada, Colombia, 2019, 12 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) West Coast premiere!

A young girl shows she has the funny power to transform people into animals. But who is she working so hard to amuse? A story about a sisters love.



(Amal Al-Muftah, Qatar, live-action, 2018, 13 min, in Arabic with English subtitles) West Coast premiere!

Upon hearing a myth about falling stars, a young girls curiosity is sparked. She sets out on her fathers boat, with the assistance of her older brother, to chase the fabled comets.


This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org

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

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.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Film > Festivals
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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Northwest Film Forum
On BPT Since: May 27, 2004
Louie Romo
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