CFFS 2020 – Rainbow Roar for KCLS [Online]
January 8–17, 2021
** Free for all registered members of King County Library System. Scroll down to watch! **
** King County Library System and NWFF co-present this special Children’s Film Festival 2020 flashback and 2021 preview with an exclusive showcase for KCLS members! **
This program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity — just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one-of-a-kind, living fiercely in their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.
** Content advisory: “Slow Dance” includes a scene with teens smoking and also strong language. “A Typical Fairytale” includes a brief, non-explicit scene of adult romance. **
Short Films in this Program:
Dog of My Dreams
** Exclusive preview from 2021 Children’s Film Festival Seattle! **
(Anya Rose and Julie Beth, US, animation and live-action, 2020, 2:11 min, in English)
What’s the stuff of dreams in this music video? A day at the beach, a ride on a bike, a sweet dog, and a delicious pickle.
(Maurizio Forestieri, Italy, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal)
Blue, yellow and red dogs must run like the wind to keep their colors vibrant!
Camina Conmigo (Walk Beside Me)
(Students of Public School C.E.I.P. Serreia of Valencia, Spain, live-action, 2019, 3:39 min, nonverbal)
Students line up in a dreary hallway, separated by adults according to the types of toys the adults think they should play with. But soon, a joyous revolution starts.
I am Skylar
(Rachel Bower, Canada, live-action, 2019, 15 min, English)
This inspiring documentary paints a rainbow-colored portrait of Skylar, a trans girl with a supportive, strong family.
A Typical Fairytale
(Annette Reilly, Canada, live-action, 2019, 10:30 min, English)
A young couple has a romance fit for a storybook – told entirely in rhyme. Then they get a visit from a magical fairy godmother, who tells them they have a son on the way. It takes a long time for Mom and Dad to learn that the fairy got everything right, but when they do, everyone can live happily ever after.
(Christian Zetterberg, Sweden, live-action, 2018, 5:30 min, Swedish with English subtitles)
During a middle school dance, a boy struggles with his courage when experiencing his first love.
(Christina Willings, Canada, live-action, 2019, 23 min, English)
This documentary explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human.
About King County Library System
Founded in 1942, the King County Library System (KCLS) is one of the busiest public library systems in the country. Serving the communities of King County (outside the City of Seattle), KCLS currently has 50 libraries and more than 740,000 cardholders. In 2019, residents checked out more than 5.6 million digital eBooks and audiobooks through Rakuten OverDrive, making KCLS the No. 3 digital circulating library in the world. In 2011, KCLS was named Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal.