A rare opportunity to see the best short animation from this year’s New York International Children’s Film Festival, work from around the world that is sure to delight young audiences. All films in either English or without dialogue. Recommended for ages 4+.
PIK PIK PIK Russia, Animation, Dmitry Vysotskiy, 2014, 3 min
The woodpecker rattles the tree, on the hunt for ants. But, alas, someone grabs a hold of the tree, and the ill-matched creatures form an unbeatable team.
ZEBRA Germany, Animation, Julia Ocker, 2013, 2 min
One day the zebra ran into the tree.
MY BIG BROTHER USA, Animation, Jason Rayner, 2014, 2.5 min
Big brother is not just older, but physically gigantic.
BUNNY NEW GIRL Australia, Live Action, Natalie van den Dungen, 2014, 6 min
On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that friendship can transcend difference.
5.80 METERS France, Animation, Nicolas Deveaux, 2012, 5 min
A herd of high-flying acrobatic giraffes takes to the pool.
COOKIE-TIN BANJO USA / United Kingdom, Animation, Peter Baynton, 2014, 2.5 min
In this storybook folk tale, a handcrafted guitar is passed down to a young boy from his father and becomes the gift of a lifetime.
LARISA CAN FLY Russia, Animation, Elizaveta Manokhina/Polina Manokhina, 2013, 6.5 min
A poetic tale of two girls and their larger-than-life Granny, who turn every day into imaginative adventures in this beautiful, painterly animation.
MINUSCULE: THE PRIVATE LIVES OF INSECTS—BRUSHING France, Animation/Live Action, Hélène Giraud / Thomas Szabo, 2014, 5 min
A common bathroom becomes the setting for an all-terrain, Looney Toons-inspired chase between a fly and a spider.
ELEPHANT AND THE BICYCLE France / Belgium, Animation, Olesya Shchukina, 2014, 9 min
An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day, he sees a big billboard advertising a bicycle. It seems the perfect size for him!
EYES USA, Animation, Tom Law, 2013, 1 min
There are things to fear in the dark.
ME AND MY MOULTON Norway/Canada, Animation, Torill Kove, 2014, 14 min
2015 Oscar® nominee!
A 7-year-old girl, whose parents are unconventional modernists, wants her family to be like other Norwegian families of the 1960s. This causes problems the summer she asks her parents for a bike.