CFFS 2020 – The Color of Dreams (Ages 8+)
In this program of exquisitely animated short films from nine countries, you’ll travel over moonscapes and take wing across technicolor skies. These films, all nonverbal, invite you to linger in the cool shadow of dreams.
** Content advisory: Both “Winter” and “Elsa and the Night” tells a story of overcoming the loss of a friend. “Crazy Fox” is a dream-like film that includes an angry dog with a gun, but no one is hurt. **
Short Films in this Program:
(Mathieu Guimond, Canada, animation, 2017, 3 min, nonverbal)
As the night begins to fall away, a wolf is on the move.
(Lou Morton, Denmark & USA, animation, 2018, 4 min, nonverbal)
In the future, people on a remote island are training for an important mission.
(Bela Bulgakova, Germany, animation, 2019, 10 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!
Two calves, looking for their mother, find a world of interconnected creatures.
(Gurli Bachmann, Germany, animation, 2019, 6 min, nonverbal) North American premiere!
A tomcat who is looking for his lost friend thinks he can see him in the clouds. He starts a cloud collection, which grows and grows until he realizes his friend has really been in his heart all along.
(Olga Karengina, Russia, animation, 2019, 2:49 min, nonverbal)
A lonely creature, wandering a snowed-in city, stumbles upon a life-changing mystery.
(Nicolas Deveaux, France, animation, 2018, 8:37 min, nonverbal)
In stunning animation with time-lapse effects, a company of snails performs wonderfully slippery choreography.
(Elizaveta Khlomova, Russia, animation, 2019, 5:30 min, nonverbal)
Early in the morning, two girls awake and begin a game, releasing their dreams high into the air.
(Gael Kyriakidis & Fanny Dreyer, Switzerland, animation, 2017, 10:21 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!
Monday through Friday run like a machine, and Saturday is all business too. But Sunday is something different altogether.
Elsa and the Night
(Jöns Mellgren, Sweden, animation, 2019, 9:20 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!
Based on a picture book that has been translated into seven languages, this dreamlike film tells the story of Elsa, an old badger who can’t sleep because of her memories of the loss of her dear friend. Finally, she is able to release her memory and embrace the night.
(Iuri Moreno, Brazil, animation documentary, 2018, 11 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles) Seattle premiere!
Meet street jugglers who bring color to the monotonous days of the big cities.
(Agnese Aizpuriete, Latvia, animation, 2019, 7:05 min, nonverbal with song)
A fox eats too many pears and then wanders a village until he comes upon a mermaid who needs to be rescued.