THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 7PM Film Program 5:30PM Happy Hour SATURDAY, MARCH 7 – 11AM Ages 6–8, and cat lovers of… Read more Opening Night: The Cat’s Meow (Ages 6+ Short Film Program)
Sunday, March 1 – 7:00pm Ages 7+ These short films by seasoned and youth Indigenous filmmakers share powerful lessons from… Read more Indigenous Showcase (Ages 7+ Short Film Program)
Saturday, February 29 – 3:30pm All ages These eight animated films, filled with Japanese traditional colors, tell stories of summer… Read more Sun Circle: Films from Japan 思い出の日々 (All Ages Short Film Program)
Saturday, March 7 – 11:30amOn-Site at Northwest Film Forum(1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122) Sunday, March 8 – 1:00pmOff-Site at… Read more Lift-off (Ages 9+ Short Film Program)
Sunday, March 1 – 1:30pm Ages 8+ Home is the center of every kid’s universe, and family is the gravity… Read more Home Sweet Home (Ages 8+ Short Film Program)
In this interactive workshop, students will make an animated short film depicting the rhythms of children and the natural world. Students will learn about rhythms found in the filmmaking process through animating frame by frame in stop motion.
Saturday, January 26 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 30 – 3:30pm
* Filmmaker (and Executive Director) Vivian Hua (Searching Skies) in attendance! *
All children have the right to a home, but for the young people in some of these narrative and documentary films, political and religious issues threaten their futures. The films are made by filmmakers in response to worldwide migration issues, and also include a documentary from a dream city, where origins and cultural differences do not matter to a tight-knit group of boys.
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 @ 7 PM (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, animation, 1986, 124 min, in English) For ages 6+ Gala… Read more Opening Night: Castle in the Sky (CFFS 2018)
Saturday, January 26 – 11:30am
This program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity — just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one of kind, finding their way towards their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.
Saturday, February 2 – 1:30pm
* Filmmaker Tatiana Skorlupkina (The Dachshund in the Picture Frame) in attendance! *
These evocative animated and live-action films for older kids show how easy it is to tear the fabric between what is real and what could be real, if we only imagined it. See how an artist brings her paintings to life, how a big bad wolf is not so bad, how a girl can turn into a horse, how all things in nature are truly connected, how time can stand still when you realize a grandmother and mother’s love, and how to step inside the mind of another person to change it.