The Best of the Fest: Shorts from the NY International Children’s Film Festival

  • Sat Oct 29
    $5 / $4 kids 12 & under
The Best of the Fest: Shorts from the NY International Children’s Film Festival

Join in an onstage Halloween Costume Parade before the screenings!

Two young girls find primate pals in Me...Jane and Zoo Story. Fantastical journeys 
provide new perspectives in One, Two, Tree; An Object at Rest; and The Girl Who Spoke Cat. Tiny creatures are both welcome and unwelcome additions to someone’s home in Perfect Houseguest and The Visitors. Young Fidel reminisces about his family new and old on his mother’s wedding day in Memories of the Sea. Wild characters plus delicious food equal a perfect recipe in both Octopus and Tiny Tunes: Food. A simple lesson proves to be essential in Looks while an important one is ignored in That’s Not A Good Idea. Recommended for kids ages 3 – 7.

  • ONE, TWO, TREE France – dir. Yulia Aronova
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 7 min
    It’s the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone to follow.
  • OCTOPUS Germany—dir. Julia Ocker
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 3.5 min
    Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that’s only if all arms agree on what cake they’re going to make!
  • ME...JANE USA – dir. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger
    Animation, English, 2014, 9 min
    Jane Goodall is renowned for her work with apes in the jungle, but as Patrick McDonnell’s heartwarming tale shows, her curiosity, spirit and sense of adventure started long ago with a toy chimpanzee named Jubliee.
  • TINY TUNES—FOOD UK—dir. Andy Martin
    Animation, English, 2015, 1 min
    Our new favorite band performs a pocket-sized poem about our all-time favorite subject: food!
  • LOOKS Germany – dir. Susann Hoffmann
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 3 min
    A grey lynx doesn’t quite fit into the colorful world around him, and resorts to dark behavior in order to blend in.
  • MEMORIES OF THE SEA Brazil/USA – Dir. Thais Drassinower
    Live Action, English, 2015, 9 min
    Fidel is six years old and has a lot of opinions, but doesn’t quite understand the changes happening within his family.
  • ZOO STORY Czech Republic – dir. Veronika Zacharova
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 4 min
    What happens when a little girl who is bored at the zoo suddenly notices a big gorilla?
  • THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA USA—dir. Pete List
    Animation, English, 2015, 7.5 min
    A devious spin on a classic tale of a hungry fox and plump goose, complete with a chorus of concerned little chicks!
  • PERFECT HOUSEGUEST USA – dir. Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 1.5 min
    A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.
  • AN OBJECT AT REST USA—dir. Seth Boyden
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2015, 5.5 min
    A stone will encounter lots of obstacles over the course of a millennium, but is there any greater disruption than that of human civilization?
  • THE VISITORS Australia—dir. Philip Watts
    Animation, No Dialogue, 2014, 1 min
    A man’s home is his castle. But not for long...
  • THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT UK/Poland – dir. Dotty Kultys
    Animation, English, 2014, 6 min
    A curious girl wants to add some color into her predictable, organized world where there’s a proper way of walking, looking — even eating soup!
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