Sunday, March 8 – 10:30AM
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.
** 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!
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.
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!
Summer of the ice age
(Kiyomi Aoyagi, Japan, animation, 2019, 2:05 min, nonverbal)
A boy’s memory of cream soda in summer.
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
Delicious and cute-looking Mr. Konigiri and his bento-box friends chase butterflies.
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.
The Dish Washer
(Katerina Karhankova and 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.
(Eugenia Zhirkova, Russia, animation, 2018, 5:11 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
In a primeval forest lives a family. All mom wants is for everyone to be full and healthy, and help her with her work! Normally a gloomy and strict mom, she changes on the day her son brings a puppy home.
The Rainbow Giant
(Guo Jun-ming, Taiwan, animation, 2018, 6 min, Mandarin with English subtitles)
A girl journeys into a world of vibrant color, finding tasty treats to make her mother feel better.
(Florent Hill, France, live-action, 2019, 4:14 min, mostly nonverbal, brief French with English subtitles) Seattle premiere!
Grandma’s table manners drive one boy bananas until he devises a clever fix.
Apples and Oranges
(Rukshana Tabassum, India, live-action, 2019, 22 min, in English with English subtitles) West Coast premiere!
In this fable set in the land of Fruitistan, friends named Daisy and Tulip must find a way to overcome a big difference that has divided their families.
(Huriyyah Muhammad, USA, live-action, 2019, 13 min, English) West Coast premiere!
Reggie and Sam, two kids of the 1990s, find out their favorite hip hop artist will be in town. Reggie’s 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.