Icing on the Cake (Ages 2+ Short Film Program)

Saturday, February 29 – 11:00
On-Site at Northwest Film Forum
(1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122)

Sunday, March 8 – 3:00pm
Off-Site at Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)

Ages 2+

These gentle, colorful animated films — filled with curious animals and adventurous kids — are all about singing, growing up, flying high and celebrating the magic of life, in all its lovely rainbow colors.

74 min.

** On Sunday, March 8, join Children’s Film Festival Seattle off-site at Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St.) for a full day of colorful Closing Day festivities! **

** The March 8th screening will be sliding scale: $5-$15. Those who can afford to pay at higher price point are encouraged to do so, to create more accessibility for those who might not. **

Celebrating the festival’s globally-minded programs in one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods, the morning will kick off with your choice of “Om Nom Nom” or “Lift-off” – two programs that combine breakfast and a film screening – and then continue throughout the day with films for all ages, intergenerational hands-on workshops, and an awards ceremony!

Finally, the entire festival closes out with a live performance by youth from the School of Spectrum Dance Theater, who will choreograph a routine exclusively in response to the evening’s feature film, Moving Stories! Moving Stories follows youth from around the world to showcase the transformative power and universal language of dance.


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Conscious Cartoons for Radolescents (Ages 13+ Short Film Program)

Friday, March 6 – 7:00pm

Ages 13+

These animated films — a “best of” compilation from the Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival — aim to open eyes, hearts and minds through the transcendent medium of animation. This collection of 10 award-winning films from nine countries explores themes including climate, child abuse, gender equality and identity and the joys and sorrow of the human condition.

71 min.

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High Flyers (CFFS 2018)

Sat, Jan 27, 2018 @ 11 AM
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 @ 11 AM

Ages 2+. 70 min.

Spread your wings and soar through the air! In these sweet and funny films, you’ll meet a brave baby owl, take an around-the-world trip with a lost little dolly, and accompany a feisty little girl when she decides to move to the zoo. This program is filled with roly-poly adventures, vibrant colors, and happy endings!

 

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Short Films in this Program:

Big Block Singsong Turkey Turkey
US Premiere! A determined turkey belts out an anthem about believing in yourself.
(Warren Brown, Canada, animation, 2017, 2 min, English)

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar
West Coast premiere! A little bird has plenty of peace and quiet high up in its tree, at least until a uninvited guest shows up! Watch the trailer >
(Lena von Döhren, Switzerland, animation, 2017, 4 min, nonverbal)

The Pocket Man
Seattle premiere! A little man lives in an old suitcase, until one day he finds a better spot — inside the pocket of a new friend! Watch the trailer >
(Ana Chubinidze, France/Switzerland/Georgia, animation 2016, 7 min, nonverbal)

Odd One Out
International premiere! A baby penguin travels to a new dimension to find others like himself.
(Foong Jean Lee, UK, animation, 2017, 2:25 min, nonverbal)

In Flight
West Coast premiere! A little gnome from the forest and a magpie both like the same shiny object.
(Britanny Lefevre, France, animation, 2016, 3 min, nonverbal)

Patchwork Dog
US premiere! Patchwork Dog has a problem: he has fleas! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?
(Angela Steffen, Germany, animation, 2017, 4 min, English)

Mr. Night Has a Day Off
When Mr. Night comes along, he paints the town in dark colors!
(Ignas Meilunas, Lithuania, animation, 2016, 2 min, nonverbal)

I Want to Live in the Zoo
North American premiere! Sasha doesn’t like the rules at home, so she decides to move to the zoo.
(Evgenia Golubeva, Russia, animation, 2017, 6 min, English)

The Pits
Seattle premiere! In the big wide world, what can you do to find a friend who really fits you?
(Mike Hayhurst, USA, live action, 2016, 3:11 min, nonverbal)

 

George and Paul: Sleepwalking
US premiere! Two best friends have a wild night when one of them begins to sleepwalk.
(Joost van den Bosch and Erik Verkerk, The Netherlands, animation, 2017, 5 min, Dutch with English subtitles)

A Hole
A little girl, delighted and intrigued by a hole, offers it all kinds of presents and treats.
(Maribel Suárez, Mexico, animation, 2016, 4 min, nonverbal)

The Reflection in Me
Seattle premiere! A girl glances in a mirror, and sees a friend peering back at her.
(Marc Colagiovanni, USA, animation, 2017, 3:43 min, English)

Koniguri-Kun: Music Box
North American premiere! Konigiri-kun eats a super-sour pickled plum to wake himself up, and then grabs his music box to show to his friends.
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animation, 2017, 5 min, nonverbal)

Fluffy Hour: PuiPui & MuuMuu
North American premiere! PuiPui and MuuMuu are fluffy fairies who live in the fluffy forest, where everything is fluffy, even the flowers and trees.
(Mizoguchi Hiroyuki, Japan, animation, 2017, 5 min, nonverbal)

Koyaa: Flying Workbook
US premiere! Koyaa needs a smart idea to catch up with his flying notebook!
(Kolja Saksida, Slovenia and Croatia, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal)

Ant
World premiere! A line of ants learns to march to a different, and much more fun, drummer.
(Julia Ocker, Germany, animation, 2017, 3:36 min, nonverbal)

Doll’s Letters
North American premiere! When a little girl’s doll goes missing, a kindly postman invents an incredible story.
(Natalia Grofpel, Russia, animation, 2016, 6:40 min, nonverbal)