CFFS 2024 – Promise to the Planet (Ages 8+) [Hybrid]

Watch in person: Feb. 4 at 3:30pm

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.

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🆓 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.


This collection of shorts celebrates the wonders of our planet – from the forests to the seas! Follow along and be inspired to make your own promise to preserve our natural home.

Header photo credit: Three Trees, dir. Mathias Richard Horhager & Aaron Hong


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:

Three Trees

As the seasons change, three little trees learn about themselves, friendship and their place in the world. Pacific Northwest premiere!

(Mathias Richard Horhager & Aaron Hong, Canada, 2023, 5 min, in English)

Trailer >

Sunny Child (해님 아이)

A group of children investigate a large shadow that has settled over their countryside town. World premiere! 

(Yeonjeong Kim, Korea, 2021, 5 min, in Korean with English subtitles)

** This film will be available for in-person viewing only. **

Pixels in the Wild (Qui a vu l’ours)

A child recounts the discoveries he makes on a family vacation to the Pyrenees that opened his eyes to the beauties of nature. North American premiere!

(Hélène Ducrocq, France, 2023, 9 min, in English and French with English subtitles)

Trailer >


A metaphor for the challenges everyone experiences during adolescence… Frog wants to be stronger, Axolotl doesn’t want to grow up, Ladybug is going through “phases” and Caterpillar wants things to move more quickly. Washington premiere!

(Bryn Wright, US, 2023, 2 min, in English)

The Rock Pool Waltz

During COVID lockdown, a boy’s affinity with nature eases his loneliness and leads to an incredible friendship. Seattle premiere!

(Marlon Denning, Australia, 2021, 8 min, in English)

The Rebellion of the Drops (La rebelión de las gotas)

A simple drop of water realizes the unfair distribution of water in the world, the waste of some and the need of others. She makes a decision and acts. West Coast premiere!

(Lucía Leal, Spain, 2023, 2 min, in Spanish with English subtitles)

*This youth-made film was programmed in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration’s PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival.*

Kreta the Time Traveler

Two extra-terrestrials, Kreta and Shiva, happen on the Voyager spacecraft. The encounter leaves them curious about Planet Earth, home to the strange “human” species, and they decide to pay it a visit.

(Ilgın Saçan & Gülşah Özdemir Koryürek, Turkey, 2023, 3 min, in Turkish with English subtitles)

I see (Ni Wapiten)

Ni Wapiten is a plea to better respect Mother Earth. In this poetic film, we follow a child’s journey through the woods to his community’s local dump. Playfully, he reuses the waste to build a bear, symbolizing nature. West Coast premiere!

(Noémie Echaquan & Julie Ottawa, Canada, 2023, 3 min, in Atikamekw with English subtitles)

Stars on the Sea

A mother navigates her flooding house while trying to protect her children. West Coast premiere!

(Seung-wook Jang, Korea, 2021, 6 min, nonverbal)

Trailer >

You Are Not Small

A short film about how small people can have a big impact on the world. West Coast premiere!

(Sherene Strausberg, United States, 2023, 3 min, in English)


A castaway is trapped on a small sandbank. One day he digs a plastic masonry tub out of the sand and tries to escape the island with it. However, the sea has other plans and takes the castaway on a confrontational excursion.

(Christa Moesker, Netherlands, 2023, 10 min, nonverbal)

Trailer >

Make it Myself

Make it Myself encourages kids to think about what they can make themselves, rather than buying new. The upbeat video is packed with energy, creativity, and concrete ideas for educational and sustainable projects. World premiere!

(Mélissa Smith, US, 2023, 4 min, in English)

What's Up with the Sky? (Què li passa al cel?)

The sun rises happily over the horizon and is welcomed by the most beautiful landscape. The humans also wake up and do what they always do: cut down trees, construct aimlessly and pollute without shame. What they do not realize is that whatever they do will affect them sooner or later. West Coast premiere!

(Irene Iborra, Spain, 2022, 10 min, nonverbal)

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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