Caleidoscope (Ages 2+ Short Film Program)

Sunday, March 1 – 11:00am

Ages 2+

These animated films are bursting with colors, textures, music and life. You’ll run through a rainbow with a pack of dogs, swim with tadpoles, fly with a flock of bright birds, race through a forest with critters of all kinds and even see the colorful insides of a dinosaur’s belly! Along the way, there are gentle lessons about how to stay true to yourself and your friends and embrace the ways you are special and different.

69 min.

** Filmmaker Jorge Alberto Vega Rivera, Producer Angela Maria Castro Revelo (“The Cubicbird”) in attendance! **


Short Films in this Program:

Om Nom Nom

 
 

(Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno & Tomoko Taiga, Japan, animation, 3:16 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

A dinosaur sees a jumping egg and gobbles it up. Soon enough, he realizes his tummy is no match for what was inside!

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Koniguri-Kun Butterfly

 
 

(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animation, 2018, 5 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!

It’s a lovely day in the kitchen for Koniguri-kun, a lively rice ball boy, and his cute little pet Broccoli. Together, they create the most sublime butterflies, and then set them free to fly away.


Becolored

 
 

(Maurizio Forestieri, Italy, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal)

Blue, yellow and red dogs must run like the wind to keep their colors vibrant!


Coucouleurs

 
 

(Oana Lacroix, Switzerland, animation, 2018, 6:35 min, nonverbal)

In a forest where single-colored birds live, everyone has found a place in a tree that matches their tone. But what happens when one of the high-flyers has two colors?

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The Last Day of Autumn

 
 

(Marjolaine Perreten, Switzerland, animation, 7:20 min, nonverbal)

Forest creatures prepare for an exciting bicycle race, but first, they have to build their bicycles!

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KUAP

 
 

(Nils Hedinger, Switzerland, animation, 2018, 7 min, American Sign Language and nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

One little tadpole is a bit slower than the others to turn into a frog. But it’s okay — there is so much to discover on the way to growing up!

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The Dish Washer

 
 

(Katerina Karhankova & Alexandra Majova, Czech Republic, animation, 2019, 7 min, English) Seattle premiere!

A raccoon-for-hire teaches some hungry bears how to clean up a very big stack of dirty dishes.


The Spinning Top

 
 

(Shiva Momtahen, Iran, animation, 2019, 7:32 min, Farsi with English subtitles)

A child is looking after his spinning top, but it has been lost in dreams and memories.


Miles Away

 
 

(Barbara Brunner, Switzerland, animation, 2018, 3:30 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

A little boy and his best friend, a tree, set out to find the perfect summer day.

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C is for Cars

 
 

(Warren Brown, Canada, animation, 2019, 1 min, English) West Coast premiere!

Go on a wild ride to find out all the wonderful things that start with the letter C.


Why Z?

 
 

(Asher Horowitz, USA, animation, 2019, 4 min, English)

Little Z feels lonely and stuck at the end of the alphabet, and A, B and C, with their bullying ways, aren’t making Z feel better. But soon, some good friends introduce themselves and make the day much better.


The Cubicbird

 
 

(Jorge Alberto Vega Rivera, Colombia, animation, 2019, 9:15 min, Spanish with English subtitles) North American premiere! Filmmaker Jorge Alberto Vega Rivera & Producer Angela Maria Castro Revelo in attendance!

Pedro grew up in a birdcage. But when he was small, he dreamed of an owl, who told him that he could break out of his cage when he was bigger.

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Polar Opposites

 
 

(Diana Wey, UK, animation, 2018, 3:45 min, nonverbal)

A grumpy penguin flees his colony to be by himself, only to have to contend with a friendly polar bear who wants company.

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