CFFS 2018 – Into the Magic

This event took place Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2018

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


Ages 6+

Some days start out the same old, same old, but then shift suddenly into something extra-special. These animated films celebrate times when special places and powers are revealed, out of the blue. You’ll meet a man who can wake up a whole town, a girl who learns to cast a spell, birds that outsmart a weasel in an explosion of color and sound, and a forest creature who finds the bravery to take an exciting journey. Close your eyes, and make a wish. It might just come true!

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  • Wizard

    West Coast premiere! A soulful wizard sings about the many skills he’s mastered. Now, if he could only cast a spell!

    (Warren Brown, Canada, USA, animation, 2017, 2 min, English)

  • Kite

    A young boy chases an errant kite to a mysterious cave high in the mountains.

    (Gavin Moran, USA, animation, 2015, 2:20 min, nonverbal)

  • Awaker

    North American premiere!
    Long ago, in a cold Nordic country, a man toils at his job of waking people up. But one day, a shiny bell changes his life. Watch the trailer >

    (Filip Diviak, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 9:31 min, nonverbal)

  • Between the Trees

    US premiere!
    A young boy, lost in a dense forest, finds help in the form a peculiar creature.

    (Frank Harper, UK, animation, 2016, 5 min, nonverbal)

  • Peppercorn Babycorn Unicorn

    Seattle premiere!
    Left unattended, a young girl hijacks her grandmother’s cauldron to make a unicorn, with mixed results!

    (Makoto Koji, Australia, animation, 2015, 4:44 min, nonverbal)

  • Elena and the Shadows

    Seattle Premiere!
    Elena is alone in her world, until Felix befriends her and shows her how to access other universes.

    (Cesar Cepeda, Mexico, animation, 2016, 7:33 min, nonverbal)

  • The House of Colors

    A young girl wishes to live inside her favorite television show, but the wondrous trees of La Plata, a mysterious house, and her loving Mother’s secret, cause her to change her mind.

    (Nicolás P. Villarreal, Argentina, animation, 2017, 9 min, English)

  • A Small Escape

    Seattle premiere!
    A pair of scissors reaches out to other household objects with one aim in mind — to fly away from home.

    (David Sandell, Sweden, animation, 2016, 2:39 min, nonverbal)

  • Weasel

    US premiere!
    A hungry Weasel sneaks up on a flock of birds living on a last standing tree, but then disaster turns into something completely unexpected. Watch the trailer >

    (Timon Leder, Slovenia, animation, 2016, 11:35 min, nonverbal)

  • Fruits of Clouds

    West Coast premiere!
    A little furry creature makes a great discovery by overcoming the fear of the unknown.

    (Katerina Karhankova, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal)

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