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.



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

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



(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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(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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