Into the Magic (CFFS 2018)

Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Sat, Feb 3, 2018 @ 10:30
Sat, Feb 3, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Ages 6+. 70 min.

Some days start out the same old, same old, but then shift suddenly into something extra-special. These animated films celebrate times when special places and powers are revealed, out of the blue. You’ll meet a man who can wake up a whole town, a girl who learns to cast a spell, birds that outsmart a weasel in an explosion of color and sound, and a forest creature who finds the bravery to take an exciting journey. Close your eyes, and make a wish. It might just come true!

Short Films in this Program:

Big Block Singsong Wizard
West Coast Premiere! A soulful wizard sings about the many skills he’s mastered. Now, if he could only cast a spell!

(Warren Brown, Canada, USA, animation, 2017, 2 min, English)

A young boy chases an errant kite to a mysterious cave high in the mountains.

(Gavin Moran, USA, animation, 2015, 2:20 min, nonverbal)

North American Premiere! Long ago, in a cold Nordic country, a man toils at his job of waking people up. But one day, a shiny bell changes his life. Watch the trailer >

(Filip Diviak, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 9:31 min, nonverbal)

Between the Trees
US premiere! A young boy, lost in a dense forest, finds help in the form a peculiar creature.

(Frank Harper, UK, animation, 2016, 5 min, nonverbal)

Peppercorn Babycorn Unicorn
Seattle premiere! Left unattended, a young girl hijacks her grandmother’s cauldron to make a unicorn, with mixed results! Watch the trailer >

(Makoto Koji, Australia, animation, 2015, 4:44 min, nonverbal)

Elena and the Shadows
Seattle premiere! Elena is alone in her world, until Felix befriends her and shows her how to access other universes.

(Cesar Cepeda, Mexico, animation, 2016, 7:33 min, nonverbal)



The House of Colors
Seattle Premiere! A young girl wishes to live inside her favorite television show, but the wondrous trees of La Plata, a mysterious house, and her loving Mother’s secret, cause her to change her mind.

Watch the trailer >

(Nicolás P. Villarreal, Argentina, animation, 2017, 9 min, English)

A Small Escape
Seattle premiere! A pair of scissors reaches out to other household objects with one aim in mind — to fly away from home.

(David Sandell, Sweden, animation, 2016, 2:39 min, nonverbal) 

US premiere! A hungry Weasel sneaks up on a flock of birds living on a last standing tree, but then disaster turns into something completely unexpected. Watch the trailer >

(Timon Leder, Slovenia, animation, 2016, 11:35 min, nonverbal)

Fruits of Clouds
West Coast premiere! A little furry creature makes a great discovery by overcoming the fear of the unknown. Watch the trailer >

(Katerina Karhankova, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal)