What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films from around the world have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon! Recommended for ages 5+
Cosponsored with the Ithaca Youth Bureau
(Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 min, no dialogue)
Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic, that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination.
Winner of CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Storytelling
(Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 min, no dialogue)
The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before. Watch the trailer: vimeo.com/183250732
I Am Not a Mouse
(Evgenia Golubeva, UK, animated, 2015, 2 min, in English)
Every time Lucy is called “Mouse” by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is she going to do? Watch the trailer: vimeo.com/152404436
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animated, 2015, 5 min, no dialogue)
Konigiri-Kun is a small rice ball who lives in a food case. One morning, he sets out to shop for sesame seeds, and has a lot of adventures along the way.
Silence! For Pete’s Sake!
(Kai Pannen, Germany, animated, 2015, 7:39 min, no dialogue)
Mr. Bumble would like to take a little nap. But it’s hard, because his friends are making so much noise!
Winner of the CFFS Fantastic Foxes Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film
(Rawan Rahim, Lebanon/France, animated, 2015, 7:45 min, no dialogue)
A shy girl develops empathy for others which helps her break outside of her shell. Watch the trailer: vimeo.com/138999908
(Nathan Jurevicius, Lithuania/Canada/Australia, 2016, 7 min, in English)
A young girl from a family of “Face Changers” takes a journey to a mountain to alter the direction of the wind. Watch the trailer: vimeo.com/157493625
Little Stone Lion
Winner of the CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film
(Tang Chen, Taiwan, animated, 2016, 6:58 min, no dialogue)
A little stone lion determined to prove his great ability in being a temple guardian, tries to chase a hungry cat who is munching on offerings on the altar table. But the two foes soon wind up as friends. Watch the trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=lOMKvhwfm8Y
Mimi & Liza: Farewell Color Grey
(Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia, animated, 2013, 7:18 min, in Slovak with English subtitles)
Mimi, a blind girl, and her best friend Lisa help their colorless neighbor find joy in colors.
(Nima Yousefi, Sweden, animated, 2016, 12 min, no dialogue)
Every night, the Moon Wolves stare at the moon. But one night, their longing grows so intense they must do something. They must go there. Watch the trailer: vimeo.com/173904755