The best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 8 to 14. In English or with English subtitles.
Choir Tour by Edmunds Jansons (Lativa, 2012, 5 min.). It’s a wild free-for-all when a famous boys’ choir breaks away from their conductor while on tour in Seoul and causes mayhem in the hotel. Cool graphic design, wonderful visual humor and music, beautiful music!
Lola by Franck Janin (France, 2011, 6 min.). Two dolls in a toy store are separated when a customer decides to buy one of them. In search of his lost partner, the other embarks on an emotional journey around the world.
Manufactured Fortunes by Kevin Gordon (US, 2011, 4 min.). The cosmic significance and gastronomical value of fortune cookies might be debatable, but this batter-splattered, old-fashioned baking-and-packing machine takes on a meaningful life of its own.
Alimation by Alexandre Dubosc (France, 2011, 3 min.). Spinning cakes create zoetrope animation effects – giving viewers new insight into the origins of cameras, projectors and animation…as well as a major craving for dessert!
Dangerous Migration Route by Chintis Lundgren (Estonia, 2011, 1 min.). Birds happily winging their way south to Africa meet all manner of unfortunate ends, in this adorable animated ditty about the dangers of bird migration.
The Vacuum Kid by Katharine Mahalic (US, 2011, 10 min.). A charming 12-year old boy shares his unusual passion for vacuum cleaners.
Pishto Goes Away by Sonya Kendel (Russia, 2011, 9 min.). One autumn, Pishto gets so sick and tired of everything that he decides to leave for good. But a chance encounter with another lost soul may just help him see things differently.
Brumlik and Animuk by Jan Bohuslav (Czech Republic, 2011, 11 min.). An endearingly quirky tale involving a chivalrous polar bear, a levitating Inuit girl, and a stranded narwhal. Strange things are happening up north.
Jeanine by Sophie Reine (France, 2010, 17 min.). Jeanine is fed up with her hippie family and their disordered life of homemade clothes, frivolous fun, and indulgent creativity. What Jeanine seeks is order, discipline, and routine – and so she decides to try out for a gymnastics school and a life of rigor, repetition and uniforms.
Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton (US, 2011, 2 min.). From world-renowned animator and friend-of-the-festival Bill Plympton, a man with a case of shark paranoia has second thoughts before diving into his pool, reminding us that the greatest fear is fear itself…right?
Fata Morgana by Frodo Kuipers (The Netherlands, 2011, 4 min.). There’s nothing like a cool refreshing drink in the middle of the desert. Unless it’s your last one…
Siblings by Joya Thome (Germany, 2011, 8 min.). An emotional family drama emerges at the dinner table. Dad has something to say and things will never be the same. The tense conversation is intercut with flashbacks of beautiful grainy super 8 footage, showing the joyful bond between three siblings as they contemplate the life that was, is, and will be.
Short Films for Ages 8-14
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
- $10MFA members, seniors, and students
- $10Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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