CFFS 2023 – Petites et Grandes Aventures (Ages 8+) [Hybrid]

Watch in person: Feb. 11 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.


**Co-presented by Alliance Française de Seattle**

Follow along with adventures big and small in this collection of French language films! Meet giant robots, friendly camels, a girl learning to sail, and even a mythical creature trying to track down a human.

Header photo credit: Sushi Overdrive, dir. Brice Douzi


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:

Clair de lune

Seattle premiere!

Feeling guilty for having forgotten the book he had promised his daughter, Tom must use his imagination to come up with a fantastic story to tell her.

(Jean-Baptiste Caillet, Pauline Camensuli, Clara Beaugrand, Hugo Bussiere & Hugo Jacquet, France, 2020, 7 min, in French with English subtitles)

Sushi Overdrive

US premiere!

In a canyon where a society is divided between two castes – cat-people, and the put-upon fish-people – Takhma, a fish-girl, tries to free herself from the hierarchy by participating in a mecha-run.

(Brice Douzi, France, 2021, 7 min, in French with English subtitles)

Birth of the Oases (Naissance des oasis)

US premiere!

A cold-blooded snake and a hot-blooded camel become close friends.

(Marion Jamault, France, 2022, 9 min, in French with English subtitles)

This Hut Is Too Small!

West Coast premiere!

Gramps knocks the last nail into a cute little hut he has made for his grandson. But the youngster finds it a bit too small, and ugh – there’s even a worm inside!

(Hugo Frassetto, France, 2021, 7 min, in French with English subtitles)

Mussels & Fries (Moules-Frites)

West Coast premiere!

Noée, a 9-year-old girl, just joined her mother on the island of Bénac’h in Brittany. She discovers that all of the kids here have known each other forever and that they all know how to sail. And Noée wants to try! But her mother doesn’t have the means to sign her up for sailing class…

(Nicolas Hu, France, 2021, 26 min, in French with English subtitles)

Search for the Human (La quête de l'humain)

West Coast premiere!

In a fantasy world, a griffin embraces his fate and goes on an epic journey to find a legendary creature: The Human.

(Mélina Ienco, Lucie Juric, Caroline Leibel, Faustine Merle & Claire Pellet, France, 2022, 7 min, in French with English subtitles)

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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