Out of This World (CFFS 2018)

Sun, Jan 28, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 3 PM

Ages 9+. 77 min.

In this program of animated and live action shorts, everything is up for grabs – even the laws of gravity! Strap yourself in to see creatures from outer space, mind-blowing tricks with marbles, wormholes, futuristic flying bugs, magical moms, fierce animals who watch over children, and a boy who captures clouds.

Short Films in this Program:


Mars 3752

On a bright night, a young boy lies down in the grass, staring at the Milky Way. Then, Just like a shooting star, the helmet of an astronaut falls from the sky.

(Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, France, animation, 2015, 1 min, nonverbal)

PythagoraSwitch: The Marble Brothers’ Great Adventure

North American premiere! Three marble brothers travel round and round  in a Rube Goldberg machine, perpetually escaping dangers posed by the nefarious Black Ball Army.

(Euphrates, Japan, live action, 2017, 10 min, Japanese with English subtitles)


Seattle premiere! On a train trip through spatial and temporal dimensions, the traveler suddenly comes across himself, and also, a cat. Watch the trailer >

(Etienne Kompis & Fela Bellotto, Switzerland, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal)


Summer 1982. Teo says he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him – at least not at first. Watch the trailer >

(Olga Osorio, Spain, live action, 2016, 9 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

The Red Thunder

When Sarah, a nerdy teenager, borrows her mom’s car to go on a date with a boy she likes, she finds out important things about herself, but even more important things about her mom. Watch the trailer >

(Alvaro Ron, USA, live action, 2016, 7 min, English)

Beyond the Books

Seattle premiere! In an immense library, an old librarian and a young fan of comic book ride a tidal wave of tomes.

(Jérôme Battistelli, Mathilde Cartigny, Nicolas Evain, Maéna Paillet, Robin Pelissier, Judith Wahler, France, animation, 2016, nonverbal)

The Inksect

Seattle premiere! In a futuristic world, a bug becomes the master of his destiny, though his love of letters.

(Pablo Calvillo, Mexico, animation, 2016, 9:30 min, nonverbal)


Seattle premiere!  Spring 1941: a plane crashes in the Canadian Rockies, and a little girl is adopted by a puma.

(Alexia Rubod, Antoine Poyard, Jordann Jacobé, Alexis Choquard, Sophie Bracmard, Yunhan Liu, France, animation, 2016, 8 min, nonverbal)


Seattle premiere! When a girl misses her train and kills time playing a fast-paced, flashy game on her smartphone, a vintage Rubik’s Cube challenges her attention.

(Bastiaan Schravendeel, The Netherlands, animation, 2017, 7 min, nonverbal)

Blue Cherry

North American premiere! Skaters soar through a 3D world, until they spy someone who doesn’t get around as easily as they do, and decide to help.

(Nathan Jurevicius, Australia/Canada, animation, 2017, 5 min, nonverbal)

Nimbus the Cloud Catcher

Seattle Premiere! A boy captures low-hanging clouds to make water for his village, but one day a cumulous catastrophe sends him on a journey skywards. Watch the trailer >

(Marco Nick, Brazil, animation, 2016, 16:35 min, nonverbal)

Content advisory: “Einstein Rosen” contains two mildly coarse words, and “The Red Thunder” has a one mildly vulgar word and a crime scene where a thief holds a gun.