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The Color of Dreams (Ages 8+ Short Film Program)
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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The Color of Dreams (Ages 8+ Short Film Program)
Sunday, March 1 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 5 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March - 1:00pm

Ages 8+

In this program of exquisitely animated short films from nine countries, youll travel over moonscapes and take wing across technicolor skies. These films, all nonverbal, invite you to linger in the cool shadow of dreams.

77 min.

** Content advisory: Both Winter and Elsa and the Night tells a story of overcoming the loss of a friend. Crazy Fox is a dream-like film that includes an angry dog with a gun, but no one is hurt. **


Short Films in this Program:

Moon Dog

(Mathieu Guimond, Canada, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal)

As the night begins to fall away, a wolf is on the move.



(Lou Morton, Denmark & USA, animation, 2018, 4 min, nonverbal)

In the future, people on a remote island are training for an important mission.


The calves

(Bela Bulgakova, Germany, animation, 2019, 10 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

Two calves, looking for their mother, find a world of interconnected creatures.



(Gurli Bachmann, Germany, animation, 2019, 6 min, nonverbal) North American premiere!

A tomcat who is looking for his lost friend thinks he can see him in the clouds. He starts a cloud collection, which grows and grows until he realizes his friend has really been in his heart all along.


So Fast

(Olga Karengina, Russia, animation, 2019, 2:49 min, nonverbal)

A lonely creature, wandering a snowed-in city, stumbles upon a life-changing mystery.


1 Mètre/Heure

(Nicolas Deveaux, France, animation, 2018, 8:37 min, nonverbal)

In stunning animation with time-lapse effects, a company of snails performs wonderfully slippery choreography.



(Elizaveta Khlomova, Russia, animation, 2019, 5:30 min, nonverbal)

Early in the morning, two girls awake and begin a game, releasing their dreams high into the air.



(Gael Kyriakidis & Fanny Dreyer, Switzerland, animation, 2017, 10:21 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

Monday through Friday run like a machine, and Saturday is all business too. But Sunday is something different altogether.


Elsa and the Night

(Jöns Mellgren, Sweden, animation, 2019, 9:20 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!

Based on a picture book that has been translated into seven languages, this dreamlike film tells the story of Elsa, an old badger who cant sleep because of her memories of the loss of her dear friend. Finally, she is able to release her memory and embrace the night.


The Juggler

(Iuri Moreno, Brazil, animation documentary, 2018, 11 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles) Seattle premiere!

Meet street jugglers who bring color to the monotonous days of the big cities.


Crazy Fox

(Agnese Aizpuriete, Latvia, animation, 2019, 7:05 min, nonverbal with song)

A fox eats too many pears and then wanders a village until he comes upon a mermaid who needs to be rescued.


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


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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
(206) 329-2629

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