Closing Day: Breakfast Smörgåsbord & Short Film Programs

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

9:30am
Breakfast (Early Segment)
10:30am Screening of Om Nom Nom, a food-focused all-ages short film program


~ OR ~

11:30am
Breakfast (Late Segment)
1pm Screening of the Lift-Off short film program


NOTE: When you purchase your tickets, you will pick between these two different installments of breakfast and shorts!

Off-Site @ Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)

Purchase individual tickets for $15
or
$50 for a family of four (4)

** On Sunday, March 8, join Children’s Film Festival Seattle off-site at Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St.) for a full day of colorful Closing Day festivities! **

Celebrating the festival’s globally-minded programs in one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods, the morning will kick off with your choice of “Om Nom Nom” or “Lift-off” – two programs that combine breakfast and a film screening – and then continue throughout the day with films for all ages, intergenerational hands-on workshops, and an awards ceremony!

Breakfast will be accompanied with a live musical performance by Ben Hunter.

Finally, the entire festival closes out with a live performance by youth from the School of Spectrum Dance Theater, who will choreograph a routine exclusively in response to the evening’s feature film, Moving Stories! Moving Stories follows youth from around the world to showcase the transformative power and universal language of dance.

• 9:30am Early Breakfast Smörgåsbord (Special Event) – All ages
• 10:30am Om Nom Nom (Shorts) – All Ages
• 11:30am Late Breakfast Smörgåsbord (Special Event) – All ages
• 1:00pm Lift-off (Shorts) – Ages 9+
• 2:00–5:00pm drop-in hours Direct Cameraless Animation (Workshop) – All Ages
• 3:00pm Icing On the Cake (Shorts) – 2+
• 5:00pm Awards Ceremony (Special Event) – All ages
• 7:00pm Moving Stories Feature Film Screening & Dance Experience – 9+


About the two programs:

Om Nom Nom (All ages)

This program of animated and live-action is all about food, friends and family! You’ll meet hungry bears who forget to wash the dishes, a soup-slurping grandma who forgets her manners, sushi rolls that spring to life, a boy who dives deep into a frosty soda and friends who are happiest when they learn to stop comparing apples and oranges. The program ends with “Outgrown,” a film that takes us on a wild adventure and then back home where we belong.

74 min.

Lift-Off (Suggested for ages 9+)

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.

78 min.

** 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. **


About Ben Hunter:


Ben is an award winning multi-instrumentalist—violin, mandolin, guitar, percussion, voice—whose interests lie in roots music from around the world. Born in Lesotho, raised predominantly in Phoenix, with stints in Seattle and Zimbabwe, Ben was raised classically on violin, but now plays a variety of styles—roots, folk, jazz, blues, gospel, world. Ben plays in the internationally touring duo, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, as well as solo and with other local Seattle jazz groups. In 2017, Ben composed music for a dance piece, Black Bois, that has received critical acclaim and most recently played at The Moore Theater in February 2020, and is currently an artist-in-residence for Seattle’s On The Boards theater group. Ben was the recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Award, 2016 City Arts Magazine Future’s List Award, 2016 International Blues Challenge winner, and the 2019 Gordon Ekvall Tracie Memorial Award. Ben is a Seattle Music Commissioner, and served on Seattle’s pilot BASE program board (Building Art Space Equitably).


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