CFFS 2018 – House of Memory

This event took place Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2018

$12 General Admission
$9 Seniors (65+) / Children / Students
$7 NWFF Members


Ages 8+

Feast your eyes and indulge your senses in a glorious banquet of international animation. Filled with creations made with stop motion, rotoscope, paint, pen-and-ink and paper, this program will take you on journey filled with wonder.



  • Leaf Fall

    World premiere!
    Denizens of the sky and forest greet the change of seasons with beautiful music.​

    (Rim Sharafutdinov, Russia, animation, 2016, 5 min, nonverbal)

  • Waikiki

    Seattle premiere!
    In a bakery, late at night, the cakes come alive, and a friendship blooms that love is too sweet to limit.

    (Maris Brinkmanis, Latvia, animation, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal)

  • Hedgehog’s Home

    Seattle premiere!
    A needle-felted stop-motion animation for audiences young and old, based on a famous children’s poem by Branko Ćopić, a writer from the former Yugoslavia.

    (Eva Cvijanović, Canada and Croatia, animated, 2017, 10 min, English)

  • Lili

    US premiere!
    Lili refuses to let go of her childhood when a sandstorm threatens to take it away.

    (Hani Dombe and Tom Kouris, Israel, animation, 2016, 10 min, nonverbal)

  • Nina

    West Coast premiere!
    A study in solitude and enchantment, this is the story of a child’s day at the beach.

    (Kim Vanvolsom, Belgium, animation, 2015, 8 min, nonverbal)

  • Homegrown

    Seattle premiere!
    Francis raises his son like a hothouse flower, but when the boy wants to feel the sun on his face, the father learns an important lesson.

    (Quentin Haberham, UK, animation, 2017, 9 min, nonverbal)

  • The House

    West Coast premiere!
    Everything begins when a family leaves their tiny house in the suburbs. The house, however, just can’t just let it go.

    (Veronika Zacharová, Czech Republic, animation, 2016, 5:30 min, nonverbal)

  • Negative Space

    Seattle premiere!
    In this film adaptation of poem, a boy connects with his father by learning how to pack a suitcase.

    (Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, animation, 2017, 5:30 min, English)

  • Volcano Island

    West Coast premiere!
    A young, naive female tiger is chased by an old, white male tiger on a magical island.

    (Anna Katalin Lovrity, Hungary, animation, 2017, 9 min, nonverbal)

Content advisory: This program is a celebration of traditional animation and storytelling. Some stories may have a different pace and more abstract symbolism than children who have primarily watched CG animation are used to. “Lili” has scenes of a storm and danger that may be too intense for the most sensitive viewers. In “Volcano Island,” a tiger eats another animal in a very brief scene with no blood. “Negative Space” explores the loss of the main character’s father (as an adult).”

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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