CFFS 2018 – Planet Wise

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


Ages 8+

Animator William Jarcho (“Not One of Us”) and Julio Benito Cabrera (“Youth Challenge”) in attendance!

It’s up to us all to save our home, Planet Earth. In this program, you’ll meet a reptile who has decided to go vegetarian, clay creatures who learn the hard way not to build walls, and some space explorers from the future, forced to live on Mars. You’ll also see a film that might change your mind about blowing up balloons for your next birthday party, and see a short history of the world, with an ending you’ll want to make sure doesn’t happen! The program concludes with a moving story about a boy from Nicaragua, who loves all plants, except sugarcane, because working in the sugarcane fields has made his father sick.



  • A Reptile Repents

    World Premiere!
    Bruce the Alligator, a rocking reptile, sings a rock ballad about the virtues of vegetarianism.

    (Rosie duPont, US, live action, 2017, 3 min, English)

  • Not One of Us

    Seattle premiere!
    A child-like fable about the walls that get built in the name of greed, violence, and xenophobia.

    (William Jarcho, US, animated, 2017, 9 min, Gibberish)

  • My Life on Mars

    West Coast premiere!
    Phil was born and raised on Mars, but his description of life on Mars can teach us important things about the way we live down on Earth.

    (Nolwenn Roberts, France, animated, 2017, 5 min, English)

  • When Balloons Fly

    North American Premiere!
    When you let a balloon free into the sky, it’s gone in a moment… but the effect it has on the seabirds who come across it may last a lifetime.

    (Jilli Rose, Australia, animation, 2017, 4 min, English)

  • Big Booom

    Seattle premiere!
    In just four minutes, this eco-friendly claymation tells the entire history of our planet with humor, action, and tragedy.

    (Marat Narimanov, Russia, animation, 2016, 4 min, Non-verbal)

  • Echoes

    World premiere!
    Even in the hecticness and smog of the city, beauty and life can flourish.

    (Walter Santucci, US, animation, 2017, 3 min, Non-verbal)

  • Geno

    West Coast premiere!
    A grumpy, reclusive toad who lives in the center of a little pond, must learn to get along with frogs, turtles, and happy water bugs when humans begin to encroach on their watery home.

    (Dato Kiknavelidze, Georgia, animation, 2017, 13 min, nonverbal)

  • Juan and the Cloud

    Seattle premiere!
    Juan is a child who doesn’t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn’t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends.

    (Giovanni Maccelli, Spain, animation, 2014, 15 min, nonverbal)

  • Jesser and the Sugarcane

    Seattle premiere!
    Working in the sugarcane fields is the only job available for most people in Jesser’s community. Jesser and friends, however, aspire to more and have bigger plans for the future.

    (Godelieve Eijsink, Netherlands, live action, 2017, 15 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

  • Youth Challenge

    World Premiere!
    This film from Puerto Rico reminds all youth to look up from their phones, to see if there is a person near them who needs help. Every act of kindness makes the world a better place.

    (Julio Benito Cabrera, Puerto Rico, live action, 2017, 4 min, nonverbal with some Spanish intertitles)

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