CFFS 2018 – Out of This World

This event took place Jan 28 - Jan 31, 2018

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


Ages 9+

In this program of animated and live action shorts, everything is up for grabs – even the laws of gravity! Strap yourself in to see creatures from outer space, mind-blowing tricks with marbles, wormholes, futuristic flying bugs, magical moms, fierce animals who watch over children, and a boy who captures clouds.



  • Mars 3752

    On a bright night, a young boy lies down in the grass, staring at the Milky Way. Then, Just like a shooting star, the helmet of an astronaut falls from the sky.

    (Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, France, animation, 2015, 1 min, nonverbal)

  • PythagoraSwitch: The Marble Brothers’ Great Adventure

    North American premiere!
    Three marble brothers travel round and round in a Rube Goldberg machine, perpetually escaping dangers posed by the nefarious Black Ball Army.

    (Euphrates, Japan, live action, 2017, 10 min, Japanese with English subtitles)

  • Hypertrain

    Seattle premiere!
    On a train trip through spatial and temporal dimensions, the traveler suddenly comes across himself, and also, a cat.

    (Etienne Kompis & Fela Bellotto, Switzerland, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal)

  • Einstein-Rosen

    Summer 1982. Teo says he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him – at least not at first.

    (Olga Osorio, Spain, live action, 2016, 9 min, Spanish with English subtitles)

  • The Red Thunder

    When Sarah, a nerdy teenager, borrows her mom’s car to go on a date with a boy she likes, she finds out important things about herself, but even more important things about her mom.

    (Alvaro Ron, USA, live action, 2016, 7 min, English)

  • Beyond the Books

    Seattle premiere!
    In an immense library, an old librarian and a young fan of comic book ride a tidal wave of tomes.

    (Jérôme Battistelli, Mathilde Cartigny, Nicolas Evain, Maéna Paillet, Robin Pelissier, Judith Wahler, France, animation, 2016, nonverbal)

  • The Inksect

    Seattle premiere!
    In a futuristic world, a bug becomes the master of his destiny, though his love of letters.

    (Pablo Calvillo, Mexico, animation, 2016, 9:30 min, nonverbal)

  • Anna

    Seattle premiere!
    Spring 1941: a plane crashes in the Canadian Rockies, and a little girl is adopted by a puma.

    (Alexia Rubod, Antoine Poyard, Jordann Jacobé, Alexis Choquard, Sophie Bracmard, Yunhan Liu, France, animation, 2016, 8 min, nonverbal)

  • Scrambled

    Seattle premiere!
    When a girl misses her train and kills time playing a fast-paced, flashy game on her smartphone, a vintage Rubik’s Cube challenges her attention.

    (Bastiaan Schravendeel, The Netherlands, animation, 2017, 7 min, nonverbal)

  • Blue Cherry

    North American premiere!
    Skaters soar through a 3D world, until they spy someone who doesn’t get around as easily as they do, and decide to help.

    (Nathan Jurevicius, Australia/Canada, animation, 2017, 5 min, nonverbal)

  • Nimbus the Cloud Catcher

    Seattle Premiere!
    A boy captures low-hanging clouds to make water for his village, but one day a cumulus catastrophe sends him on a journey skywards.

    (Marco Nick, Brazil, animation, 2016, 16:35 min, nonverbal)

Content advisory: “Einstein Rosen” contains two mildly coarse words, and “The Red Thunder” has a one mildly vulgar word and a crime scene where a thief holds a gun.

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