CFFS 2024 – Out of This World! (Ages 8+) [Hybrid]

Watch in person: Feb. 10 at 3pm

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.


Embark on a voyage of discovery and adventure in this celestial collection of films. Travel to unknown planets, play amongst the stars, and even talk to the moon!

Header photo credit: Starlight Soup (별빛 수프), dir. Su-a Cho, Seung-min Nam, Yerim Cheon & Seo-eun Ju


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:


The year is 1961 and Ham, a chimpanzee, has been chosen to represent earth as the first ape in space, but a malfunction aboard his ship threatens his return home. Seattle premiere! CW: Flashing light, mild peril.

(Rudy Martinez, US, 2022, 8 min, in English)

Trailer >

Starlight Soup (별빛 수프)

On a starry night, a child uses their imagination to dive into the starry possibilities of his mother’s specialty soup. International premiere!

(Su-a Cho, Seung-min Nam, Yerim Cheon & Seo-eun Ju, Republic of Korea, 2022, 5 min, nonverbal)

Hitchhiker Traveling the Galaxy

Sally, a troublemaking alien, must enlist the help of a scrappy young mechanic to get home after crash-landing their ship on her planet. North American premiere!

(Junhee Lee, Korea, 2022, 5 min, nonverbal)


On a prairie millions of miles from home, a grumpy space farmer is having trouble with one of her hive: a robot bee called Buzz that keeps going rogue. After failing to reprogram the mischievous bee she follows him into the belly of a volcano and discovers something that will change life on Mars forever. West Coast premiere!

(Bryn Chainey & Andrew Brand, United Kingdom, 2022, 10 min, nonverbal)


In the far future, Leto, a young human, and his elder mentor, Thir, travel across a foreign planet searching for an extremely rare flower. North American premiere!

(Milan Enguehard-Souc, France, 2022, 5 min, nonverbal)

Unknown Planet

A man travels into a tunnel and through a portal to a vast cosmos to visit a loved one. International premiere! CW: Grief.

(Seongmin Kim, Korea, 2022, 2 min, nonverbal)

Trailer >

Starforger (Le forgeur d’étoiles)

Every night the Starforger travels the world and covers the sky with stars. But one day, one of them doesn’t want to go… North American premiere!

(Maëlle Horellou & Clémentine Lejeune, France, 2022, 5 min, nonverbal)

Gugu naGogo

In a small Australian town, 12-year-old astronomer Gugu secretly taps the moon and posts letters to her Gogo (grandmother) who lives far away in Zimbabwe. When a lunar eclipse suddenly stops her late-night letter exchanges, the young stargazer must find a way to reconnect with her beloved grandmother. Pacific Northwest premiere!

(Taku Mbudzi, Australia, 2022, 19 min, in English & Shona 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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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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