CFFS 2024 – Merveilles Précieuses French Language Program (Ages 8+) [Hybrid]

Watch in person: Feb. 10 at 1:30pm

Watch online: Feb. 2–10, 2024

In-person tickets >

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets >

$5 – $25 Sliding Scale

Festival passes >

$90 – $190 Sliding Scale

VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes are available!

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

🆓 Free Community Tickets 🆓

A number of seats will be held at each show for members of the community for whom ticket cost is an obstacle. If you’d like to attend free of charge, please email María and Paul (, to let them know which program and showtime you’re interested in!

⚠️ COVID-19 Policies ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.


** Co-presented with the Alliance Française de Seattle **

This all-French-language program features adorable critters, imaginary friends, and alternate worlds. Come experience the wonders of childhood while practicing a bit of your français!

Header photo credit: Tomorrow is Sunday (C’est demain dimanche), dir. Aliénor Doublet


FAQ: How do I watch online?
FAQ: How do I watch in-person?
  • Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets; come to the show!
  • You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the screening at Northwest Film Forum’s box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle).
  • If you have purchased a Hybrid or In-Person-Only Festival Pass, we’ll be able to look you up at Will Call by the name you purchased under.

Films in this program:

Tomorrow is Sunday (C'est demain dimanche)

While exploring the forest, a lonely child meets his imaginary friend, and the two set off on a playful romp across grass, through trees, and over ponds. World premiere!

(Aliénor Doublet, France, 2023, 3 min, in French with English subtitles)

Feeling the Flow (Vague à l’âme)

A little girl slips out to go and play in the sand dunes and discovers a hermit crab as it passes by. Imitating its strange sideways steps, she starts to dance and finds the joy of her movements liberating. West Coast premiere!

(Cloe Coutel, France, 2021, 7 min, nonverbal)


When the night gets dark on a camping trip, two little gilrs comfort each other with shadow puppetry in their tent. West Coast premiere! CW: Mild peril.

(Julie Daravan Chea, France, 2023, 3 min, in French with English subtitles)

My Friend the Dog (Mon ami le chien)

A dog visits the grave of his long lost master and brings him back to life for one last game of fetch. US premiere!

(Violeta Cortes, France, 2023, 3 min, in French with English subtitles)

When I Was Scared of the Dark (Quand j'avais peur du noir)

With the help of his imagination and his trusty teddy bear, Robert faces his fears of the monsters hiding in the dark of his room. US premiere!

(Célia Tisserant & Arnaud Demuynck, France, 2022, 8 min, in French with English subtitles)

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The Road to Victory (Le chemin de la victoire)

Priya has been training in taekwondo for many years. When a new student arrives, she starts to develop a jealous obsession. West Coast premiere! CW: Cartoon violence.

(Clotilde Zimille-Tran, France, 2022, 5 min, in French with English subtitles)

To Alfred Tattet

A disenchanted magician finds joy in life thanks to his oldest friend, a wacky and tireless pigeon. Together they celebrate friendship. West Coast premiere!

(Léa Dutter, France, 2023, 3 min, in French with English subtitles)

Go Away, Alfred! (Va-t'en, Alfred!)

After being displaced from his home, Alfred the bird wanders from home to home, facing loneliness and rejection at each turn. One day he meets Sonia, who offers him a coffee… West Coast premiere!

(Célia Tisserant & Arnaud Demuynck, France, 2023, 11 min, nonverbal)


Everything is packed up and ready for little Ethel and her parents to move out of their old house, but something is missing — Ouléou, her stuffy, cannot be found. Leave without him? Never! Ethel is determined to find him. West Coast premiere! CW: Mild peril.

(Alice Juan, France, 2022, 5 min, in French with English subtitles)

The World (Le Monde)

A little boy, accompanied by a chickadee, explores a great mystery: the friendship of the world. US premiere!

(Baptiste Ratajski, 2023, 3 min, in French with English subtitles)

A Tiny Voyage (Le Tout Petit Voyage)

John helps his pet bird Titi overcome his fears as the pair set out on a tiny voyage through the yard. US premiere!

(Emily Worms, France, 2022, 8 min, in English & French with English subtitles)

Bob the Little Elephant (Bob le petit éléphant)

Bob the elephant wonders why he is so small and why nature has given him such a long trunk… West Coast premiere!

(Raphaelle, Sybille, Elisabeth, Louis, Nora, Maelle, Noa, Nelly, Igor, Arthur, Thaïs, Anabel, Séréna & Marine, Belgium, 2023, 2 min, in French with English subtitles)

Feathers and whispers (Les Bruits)

A musical story of a girl and a crow and how they find each other amidst all the noises that this world can make. North American premiere!

(Hélène Ducrocq, France, 2023, 7 min, in French with English subtitles)

Head in the Clouds (Tête en l'air)

Alfonso, a young squirrel, loves watching the clouds and taking snapshots of them. His parents and friends find it hard to take his hobby seriously. But cloud-gazing is not always easy – Alfonso sometimes has to be as brave as some of the great explorers of our times… West Coast premiere!

(Rémi Durin, France, 2023, 11 min, in French and German with English subtitles)

Festival Directory

3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF with Children's Film Festival Seattle 2024!

2024 festival artwork by Kid Lerner.

A galaxy of great films and activities await Seattle families! Come enjoy awe-inspiring and spectacular shorts, glittering features, and out-of-this-world workshops at Northwest Film Forum.

We send this call across the known universe: To join a dazzling voyage of discovery from Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. The festival will be available to youth, families, and film lovers of any age, both in-person and online.


⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

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