Join us for the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 5 to 10. All films in English or with English subtitles.
Subway Train by Garrett Davis (US, 2011, 4 min.). Set to the funky beats of The Pop Ups, this music video features oddly morphing animals on their morning commute—and one epic pan-flute solo.
Snack Attack by Andrew Cadelago (US, 2012, 5 min.). Waiting to board the train, an old lady just wants to eat her cookies in peace. But the young punk on the platform next to her seems intent on sharing her snack.
Head On by Lior Ben Horin (Israel, 2011, 4 min.). All aboard a runaway train for a high-velocity electro journey through a futuristic videogame world with flashing lights and driving techno music. At this speed, just don’t lose control and go off the rails!
Grandmother by Carlos Smith Rovira (Colombia, 2012, 8 min.). In this beautifully animated fable, a little girl from the city is spooked while sleeping at her grandmother’s house in the countryside, but later learns that it is our roots that give us strength.
Fresh Guacamole by PES (US, 2012, 2 min.).PES is back with this latest—and Oscar-nominated—take on the culinary arts. Pass the chips!
At the Opera by Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina, 2011, 1 min.). Juan Pablo Zaramella brings us his new film about a particularly moving night at the opera.
Macropolis by Joel Simon (UK, 2012, 8 min.). On a conveyer belt in a toy factory, a rejected rubber kitty is thrown into a trash bin. Outside, he meets up with a similarly rejected rubber dog—and together they set out on a journey to try to catch up with their comrades already in the delivery van and on their way to the toy store.
Paper Touch by Hui-ching Tseng (Taiwan, 2011, 5 min.). Paper cutouts and corrugated cardboard burst into origami action to create a hybrid pinball-pachinko machine in this gorgeous and highly imaginative stop-motion short.
Animated Amusements by Bob Venezia (US, 2011, 4 min.). Using time-lapse photography, carnival rides come to life, dancing and jumping like neon monsters in the night.
A Different Perspective by Chris O’Hara (Ireland, 2011, 2 min.). A visit from an alien life form results in a change of perspective—in more ways than one.
The Fox and the Chickadee by Evan DeRushie (Canada, 2012, 8 min). Mr. Fox thinks he has Chickadee right where he wants her: trapped and ready to be eaten. But the cunning little Chickadee knows where the farmer hides the key to the chicken coop. If only Mr. Fox will cooperate, the two can work together to steal that much larger and more delicious feast.
Marvin by Mark Nute (UK, 2011, 7 min.). Marvin was born with a hole in his head and one day something important falls out: his brain. However, after some searching around he realizes he has more fun without it.
I’m Going to Mum’s by Lauren Jackson (New Zealand, 2012, 13 min.). Poor Jacob. His newly divorced parents insist on dressing him in ridiculous clothes to spite each other—and the continual changing of outfits becomes a parade of absurdity. With his parents feuding getting worse by the day, Jacob resorts to desperate fashion measures to assert his identity.
Short Films for Ages 5-10
1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
- $10MFA members, seniors, and students
- $10Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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