$12 General Admission
Join kids in eight different countries as they play with their friends, go to school, make clever schemes, and explore. This program of live action shorts from around the world features funny, shy, and creative kids just like you.
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Love is Home
(Jacob Alcala, United Arab Emirates, 2016, 3:36, no dialogue) North American premiere! Youth made! A child creates a visual love letter to his adopted home of Dubai.
Memories of the Sea
(Thais Drassinower, Brazil/USA/Peru, 2015, 8:20 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles) Seattle premiere! Fidel is a six-year-old with a lot of opinions, but he doesn’t quite understand the changes happening in his family. Watch the trailer>
Where is Tess?
(Toma Leroux, France, 2015, 15:20 min, in French with English subtitles) West coast premiere! A magic candy opens doors to freedom in the mind of Tess, a free-spirited five-year-old girl. All the frustrations of the day melt away as Tess imagines herself on a great adventure.
(M. Balasubramanian, India, 2016, 7:37 min, in Tamil with English subtitles) Ram steals some mangos from a garden and learns a lesson — but so does the gardener.
(Sasan Karimi, Iran, 2015, 13 min, in Farsi with English subtitles) World premiere! Seven-year-old Nader is starting his first day of school, and all of his worries are coming along. Watch the trailer>
(Teemu Nikki, Finland, 2016, 9:20 min, in Finnish with English subtitles) North American premiere! A country boy is determined to make a change from the usual family dinner of potatoes and pick up a pizza.
Summer with Monkey King
(Ewing Luo, China, 2016, 12 min, in Mandarin with English subtitles) World premiere! A six-year-old is determined to play the legendary Monkey King in her school play. But girls can’t do that, can they?
A Stork’s Story
(Javier Enrique Pérez, Puerto Rico, 2014, 13 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) West Coast premiere! In this charming comedy, an eight-year-old concerned about a new baby in the family must embark on an adventure to reverse a spell he created himself. Watch the trailer>
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Notes to parents: “Memories of the Sea” includes one coarse word. “In Fairness” contains very fleeting nudity. In “A Stork’s Story,”children discuss where babies come from in an age-appropriate and humorous way, and a mother talks on a cell phone while driving.