CFFS 2020 [Online] – Icing on the Cake (Ages 2+)

Screening window opens ~30 min. before the following showtimes:
Wed May 13: 11.00am PDT
(12pm Denver / 1pm Chicago / 2pm NY)
Sat May 16: 9.00am PDT
(10am Denver / 11am Chicago / 12pm NY)

Sliding scale admission: $0–25 per screening. Please pay what you can. Festival passes are also available.


Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • Register for a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets in advance of the listed showtime (PDT). Registration ends 1 hour before the start time.
  • 30 minutes before each screening, NWFF will send a link and password to your registered e-mail address! (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.) The password will expire at the end of the program. No late seating!
  • If by showtime you do not receive an e-mail with details, please contact for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your spam!)


Ages 2+

These gentle, colorful animated films — filled with curious animals and adventurous kids — are all about singing, growing up, flying high and celebrating the magic of life, in all its lovely rainbow colors. (68 min.)


ElephantI Have a Little CactusLast Day of AutumnMaestroRainbow Giant

Creature Creation with Natural Objects

** Presented in partnership with Goethe Pop-Up Seattle! **

** Presented in partnership with Goethe Pop-Up Seattle! **

Short Films in this Program:


(ILLOGIC, France, animation, 2019, 1:48 min, sung in Italian)

Deep in the forest, a squirrel conductor wields the baton in a grand nocturnal opera.

A Chick’s Adventure

(Christoph Brehme & Loïc Bruyère, Italy & France, animation, 2018, 2:16 min, nonverbal)

Bit by bit, a baby chick breaks free of her eggshell, meeting many incredible creatures along the way. When she’s finished, she rushes back to tell her mama all about her journey!

Trailer >


(Julia Ocker, Germany, animation, 2018, 3:37 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

When an elephant is a little sad and grumpy, his trunk knows the way to cheer him up.

I Have a Little Cactus

(Meike Fehre, Germany, animation, 2019, 3:55 min, English)

A strange birthday present turns out to be something worth singing about!

Pickle Plum Parade

(Eri Sasaki, Japan, animation, 2019, 3:48 min, nonverbal)

A little girl sets out to discover her town and finds a wonderland in pink and yellow hues.


(Ayako Kishi, Japan, animation, 2019, 5:22 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

A boy finds a way to bring his dreams of food, friends and flight to life.

Trailer >

Kippkopp in the Snow

(Szilvia Fabók & Tama Mikori, Hungary, animation, 2019, 7:08 min, Hungarian with Engish subtitles)

A little chestnut boy has a great adventure when he sets out in the snow to help his friends: the birds.

Little Thinks

(Step C., China, animation, 2019, 5:12 min, English)

Discover a gentle, soothing world, where sad can turn to happy if you look at things from all their angles.

The Rainbow Giant

(Guo Jun-ming, Taiwan, animation, 2018, 6 min, Mandarin with English subtitles)

A girl journeys into a world of vibrant color, finding tasty treats to make her mother feel better.

Sam's Dream

(Nolwenn Roberts, France, animation, 2018, 7:19 min, nonverbal)

It takes time and some help from friends for a little mouse to make his dream of flying come true.

Trailer >

The Last Day of Autumn

(Marjolaine Perreten, Switzerland, animation, 7:20 min, nonverbal)

Forest creatures prepare for an exciting bicycle race, but first, they have to build their bicycles!

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The Cubicbird

(Jorge Alberto Vega Rivera, Colombia, animation, 2019, 9:15 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)

Pedro grew up in a birdcage. But when he was small, he dreamed of an owl, who told him that he could break out of his cage when he was bigger.

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(Nils Hedinger, Switzerland, animation, 2018, 7 min, in American Sign Language and nonverbal)

One little tadpole is a bit slower than the others to turn into a frog. But it’s okay — there is so much to discover on the way to growing up!

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