CFFS 2020 [Online] – Wild and Free (Ages 8+)

Screening window opens ~30 min. before the following showtimes:
Wed May 13: 3.00pm PDT
(4pm Denver / 5pm Chicago / 6pm NY)
Fri May 15: 1.00pm PDT
(2pm Denver / 3pm Chicago / 4pm NY)
Sun May 17: 11.00am PDT
(12pm Denver / 1pm Chicago / 2pm NY)

Sliding scale admission: $0–25

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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.

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Ages 8+
In these live-action shorts from Europe, South America, India and the USA, you’ll meet kids who navigate all kinds of magical twists and turns in their lives. Time travel with two friends, meet a bike-riding girl who isn’t everything she appears to be and discover how friendships can build a bridge to understanding. (70 min.)

Content advisory: The Bicycle Thief” has a surprise twist that makes us think twice about the assumptions we make!


Discussion Guide for Wild and Free

All In Good Time

DIY Project: Make a game of checkers with bottle caps and cardboard (

Short Films in this Program:

A Dreamer’s Melody

(Kendra Ann Sherrill, USA, live-action, 2018, 4 min, nonverbal)

A trip to the movie theater sparks a passion for a young girl and her shoes.

The Bicycle Thief

(Kerry Skinner & Stewart Alexander, United Kingdom, live-action, 2018, 7 min, in English)

Whizzing through a wonderland of ice cream parlors and amusement parks, a girl’s adventure is interrupted when she looks up to find her bike has vanished. She’ll need to give chase to see who rode away on it, and why.

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All in Good Time

(Bonnie Dempsey, Ireland, live-action, 2017, 15 min, in English) Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020 Children’s Jury prizewinner!

An Irish boy who lives on the West Coast of Ireland in 1918 and an Indian-Irish girl who lives in the same place in 2018, form a magical friendship via messages stuffed into a bottle that they throw into the sea.

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Like Playing

(Berenice Adrianzen Zegarra, Peru, live-action, 2018, 20 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)

A resourceful and imaginative boy shows his little brother how to turn a search for recyclables into a grand hunt for treasure.

Trailer >

Apples and Oranges

(Rukshana Tabassum, India, live-action, 2019, 22 min, in English with English subtitles) Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020 Children’s Jury prizewinner!

In this fable set in the land of Fruitistan, friends named Daisy and Tulip must find a way to overcome a big difference that has divided their families.

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