CFFS 2023 – Hi, I'm Home! (Ages 10+) [Hybrid]

Watch in person: Feb. 5 at 2:30pm

Watch online: Feb. 3–12, 2023

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.


From boring grannies to grieving brothers, these shorts welcome you in a fuzzy embrace of affection and familial love.

Header photo credit: Marea, dir. Giulia Martinelli


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:


West Coast premiere!

A special family of moon guardians is living on a tiny island and dealing with the ups and downs of their everyday life, and of the tide.

(Giulia Martinelli, Switzerland, 2022, 5 min, nonverbal)

The Fix

A working, single mother is forced to call her absent father for a last-minute babysitting request.

(Emilio Miguel Torres, US, 2022, 11 min, in English)

Hello Stranger

Seattle premiere!

An astronaut lands on an unknown planet, where everything is unfamiliar.

(Julia Ocker, Germany, 2021, 6 min, nonverbal)

A Journey with My Dad (Voyage avec mon père)

West Coast premiere! CW: Portrayal of PTSD and war

Tamar (5 years old), accompanies her dad to a surreal hotel, where the vacationers look a bit… unusual. As a strange journey begins to take shape, Tamar gradually discovers hitherto unknown chapters of her father’s life.

(Mor Israeli, Israel, 2022, 11 min, nonverbal)


North American premiere!

Stir-Fry playfully collages shots together with comic panels, telling the story of two siblings struggling to cook lunch in each other’s company. Two sisters get hungry while enjoying a calm weekend. When they check the fridge for ready meals, they only find a few ingredients. Left with no choice but to cook together, they decide to make stir-fry. Along the way they experience accidents in the kitchen and some sibling rivalry.

(Gabriela Panayotova, United Kingdom, 2022, 3 min, nonverbal)


WA State premiere!

In a cafe, a couple waits with trepidation for their harshest critic and most important confidante… their 9-year-old daughter, who comes prepared with an outline of terms and conditions that her parents must meet before her new sibling may arrive.

(Mike Doxford, United Kingdom, 2022, 9 min, in English)

Steel Forest

North American premiere! CW: Portrayal of abandonment

A 10-year-old boy secretly follows his father, trying to find proof of the fantastic world he’s written about in his poetry, but ultimately discovers that it was all made up – his father is just a construction worker.

(Anlan Tao, China, 2022, 8 min, in Chinese with English subtitles)

Squirrel (Eichhörnchen)

West Coast premiere!

A mother squirrel is too busy gathering nuts to look after her kids.

(Julia Ocker, Germany, 2022, 4 min, nonverbal)


CW: Grief

When they learn of their mother’s accident, two young brothers run away on an adventure that quickly teaches them how much they need to rely on each other to overcome fears and challenges.

(David Power, Romania, Italy, Germany, 2021, 8 min, in English & Romanian with English subtitles)

The Most Boring Granny in the Whole World (Die Aller Langweiligste Oma Auf Der Ganzen Welt)

WA State premiere! 

When Greta’s grandma falls asleep on the sofa, Greta gets the idea to play funeral.

(Damaris Zielke, Germany, 2022, 7 min, in English)

Festival Directory

⚠️ 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.

Step into a world of fantasy and fairytale at the 2023 Children’s Film Festival Seattle! Expect fantastical films, wondrous workshops, and spectacular special events. Since 2005, CFFS has provided a joyous and dynamic setting to celebrate the best and brightest in international film programs for children and families through films, workshops, field trips, and filmmaker discussions.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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