House of Memory (CFFS 2018)

Sun, Jan 28, 2018 @ 7 PM
Sat, Feb 3, 2018 @ 1 PM

Ages 8+. 71 min.

Feast your eyes and indulge your senses in a glorious banquet of international animation. Filled with creations made with stop motion, rotoscope, paint, pen-and-ink and paper, this program will take you on journey filled with wonder.

Short Films in this Program:


Leaf Fall
World premiere! Denizens of the sky and forest greet the change of seasons with beautiful music.

(Rim Sharafutdinov, Russia, animation, 2016, 5 min, nonverbal)

Seattle premiere! In a bakery, late at night, the cakes come alive, and a friendship blooms that love is too sweet to limit.

(Maris Brinkmanis, Latvia, animation, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal)

Hedgehog’s Home
Seattle premiere! A needle-felted stop-motion animation for audiences young and old, based on a famous children’s poem by Branko Ćopić, a writer from the former Yugoslavia. Watch the trailer >

(Eva Cvijanović, Canada and Croatia, animated, 2017, 10 min, English)

US premiere! Lili refuses to let go of her childhood when a sandstorm threatens to take it away. Watch the trailer >

(Hani Dombe and Tom Kouris, Israel, animation, 2016, 10 min, nonverbal)

West Coast premiere! A study in solitude and enchantment, this is the story of a child’s day at the beach. Watch the trailer >

(Emmanuel Elliah & Maria Körke, Belgium, animation, 2015, 8 min, nonverbal)

Seattle premiere! Francis raises his son like a hothouse flower, but when the boy wants to feel the sun on his face, the father learns an important lesson. Watch the trailer >

(Quentin Haberham, UK, animation, 2017, 9 min, nonverbal)

The House
West Coast premiere! Everything begins when a family leaves their tiny house in the suburbs. The house, however, just can’t just let it go. Watch the trailer >

(Veronika Zacharová, Czech Republic, animation, 2016, 5:30 min, nonverbal)

Negative Space
Oscar nominated! Seattle premiere! In this film adaptation of poem, a boy connects with his father by learning how to pack a suitcase. Watch the trailer >

(Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, animation, 2017, 5:30 min, English)

Volcano Island
West Coast premiere! A young, naive female tiger is chased by an old, white male tiger on a magical island. Watch the trailer >

(Anna Katalin Lovrity, Hungary, animation, 2017, 9 min, nonverbal)

Content advisory: This program is a celebration of traditional animation and storytelling. Some stories may have a different pace and more abstract symbolism  than children who have primarily watched CG animation are used to. “Lili” has scenes of a storm and danger that may be too intense for the most sensitive viewers.  In “Volcano Island,” a tiger eats another animal in a very brief scene with no blood. “Negative Space” explores the loss of the main character’s father (as an adult).