CFFS 2023 – Warm and Fuzzy (Ages 2+) [Hybrid]

Watch in person: Feb. 4 at noon & Feb. 11 at 12:30pm

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!

Visiting Artist

**Winter in a Day Director Liddy Salter will be in attendance at Feb 4th screening! Blewish Director Ezra Edmond will be in attendance at Feb 11th screening!**

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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.


Follow along as these critters and kids embark on adventures of friendship, family, and learning to be yourself. This colorful collection of animated films will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy!

Header photo credit: The Sun, dir. Jakub Brokl


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 Fox & The Pigeon: Narrative Neighbours

The Fox and the Pigeon feel the need to fit in – but aren’t they interesting enough, just the way they are?

(Chelsea van Tol, Tyler Pacana, Matt Walton, Morgan Thompson, Sharon Gabriella, Viktor Ivanovski & Sang Lee, Canada, 2022, 5 min, in English)

The Sun

West Coast premiere!

A boy and his dog travel to the top of a great mountain to find the Sun.

(Jakub Brokl, Czech Republic, 2021, 7 min, nonverbal)

Between Wings and Swings

Seattle premiere! CW: Friends moving away

A young girl must learn to accept change when her friend moves away.

(Yuyang Yan, Canada, 2022, 3 min, in English)


Seattle premiere! CW: Grief

A clown struggles to accept the inevitable demise of his balloon animals, but with the help of those around him, he gains a new perspective that helps him appreciate the present and accept the nature of change.

(Kayla Borecky, Canada, 2022, 7 min, in English)

The Cucumber Village (Desa Timun)

Seattle premiere!

Three little mouse deers live happily in Cucumber Village. When the youngest has his ball pecked flat by a chicken, his two sisters must find a way to bring back their little brother’s smile.

(Daud Nugraha, Indonesia, 2021, 4 min, in Indonesian with English subtitles [younger audience members may need help reading!])

Mel Fell

West Coast premiere!

One day, when Mama bird is away, Mel decides it’s time to learn to fly. She’s been in the nest long enough. Despite the fears of her cautious siblings, Mel takes to the sky…and plummets! A host of tree-dwelling animals try to intervene, but Mel remains committed to mastering the art of flight.

(Galen Fott, US, 2022, 7 min, in English)


When Ezra’s classmates are confused that he’s both Black and Jewish (Blewish), Ezra gets frustrated, and decides to hide his Jewish identity to avoid more awkward conversations about it. But when he meets two other Blewish kids, he finally begins to embrace his whole identity, and decides to throw a party with them!

(Ezra Edmond, US, 2021, 4 min, nonverbal)

Spuffies (Spacapufi)

West Coast premiere!

Spuffies have a serious thing for jubees. When they’ve eaten the very last delicious fruit and hunger is about to strike, they head through the murky forest to the next jubee grove.

(Jaka Ivanc, Slovenia, 2021, 11 min, nonverbal)


West Coast premiere!

Sadly, the T-Rex is very bad at playing basketball.

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

Winter in a Day

West Coast premiere!

This animated short follows two best friends, Bear and Fox, and the adventures they have on the last day before Bear’s hibernation. Bear dreams of one day experiencing winter and is sad to be missing it once again. With the help of some friends, Fox creates winter in a day for Bear.

(Liddy Salter, US, 2022, 7 min, nonverbal)

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

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