Thursday, January 24th, 2019 5:00pm $65 Tuition $50 for NWFF Members Ages 8-11 In this special workshop offered with the… Read more Puppet Making with Clyde Petersen
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 1:30pm $65 Tuition $50 For Members Ages 11-14 In this workshop, students will learn about virtual… Read more 360 Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes of the Festival
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.
Children (ages 1 to 101) can experiment with multiplane stop-motion animation, become a life-size shadow puppet, and learn about shadow puppetry techniques from around the world while learning about the life and work of influential filmmaker and animation innovator Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981).
Let’s All Go to the Lobby! Interactive Filmmaking Installation — Puppet Making with Clyde Petersen — Friendly Rhythms of the… Read more Workshops & Classes (CFFS 2019)
Close out the 2019 festival with a free screening of films made in our workshops, congratulate the winners of our Children’s Jury prizes, and celebrate with a surprise selection of outstanding shorts made by international filmmakers.
Saturday, February 2 – 1:00pm
(Feature from Germany, in German with Eng. subtitles)
* West Coast premiere! *
Wendy, an expert rider who has fought her way back from an injury, is working at a beautiful old stable called Rosenborg, where she is able to be with her beloved horse Dixie every day. But when Wendy realizes she must save Rosenborg from bankruptcy by winning the prize money at a nearby tournament, she must ride a new horse, Penny. Will her friendship with Dixie survive and will the stable be saved?
Sunday, February 3 – 11:00am
Saturday, February 9 – 1:00pm
(Feature from Sweden, in Swedish with Eng. subtitles)
* Co-presented with The Nordic Museum! *
Adapted from the beloved book by Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spee, and featuring the voice of Stellan Skarsgård, this gorgeously animated film tells the story of a very special friendship. The forest’s police chief Gordon, a toad, is about to retire and he needs to find a new assistant. Paddy, a clever mouse with a great sense of smell, seems to be the right candidate. Together they have to solve Gordon’s last case – the mystery of squirrel’s missing nuts.
Thursday, January 24 – 7:00pm
Sing-along at SIFF Cinema Egyptian and make the rainbow connection for the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Movie’s big screen debut; one of the most beloved classics in the children’s film canon!
Friday, January 25 – 7:00pm
(Special Event, silent German film with live score, with Eng. supertitles)
Prince Achmed’s chapter of the Arabian Nights was adapted by Lotte Reiniger in 1926, and is now the world’s oldest existing animated feature. See it with a live score by Miles & Karina that was originally commissioned ten years ago by NWFF for Children’s Film Festival 2008!