Family Time

This event took place Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

1h 9m


Families make the world go ‘round! In these animated and live action shorts, we learn that very different kinds of families can share the same bond of love. Find the sun, learn a new song, dance with cats, drink from a tall, cool glass of color, and rediscover what your own family means to you.

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The Totems – Family Song
(Mark Taylor, US/England, animated, 2016, 2:23 min, in English) Seattle premiere! Jordan Geary, from Sesame Workshop, in attendance on Jan. 28! Families come in all shapes and sizes. Large or small, no matter what you got, you know that family means a lot!

The Gift
(Kohei Kajisa, Japan, animated, 2016, 5:10 min, in English) Seattle premiere! The screen explodes with color as a little girl attempts to deliver a present to her arguing parents. What an adventure she has along the way! Watch the trailer>

Hippo Hop
(Patxi Exequiel Aguirre, Germany, animated, 2015, 3:18 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! It takes some fishy friends to reunite a baby hippo with his mom.

The Girl Who Spoke Cat
(Dotty Kultys, UK/Poland, animated, 2014, 5:40 min, in English) In a dull world, a curious girl longs for some color and joy. But first, she must convince her mother that it’s all okay. Watch the trailer>

(Gonzalo San Vicente, Germany, animated, 2016, 8 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! Mom tells little Ami a white lie to comfort her while she is away, but when the innocent story turns true, things take an unexpected turn.

Spring in Autumn
(Tatiana Kublitskaya, Belarus, animated, 2015, 10 min, in Belarusian with English subtitles) West coast premiere! A little boy named Janka is sick in bed. He would like to see the sun, but outside the window there is a cold autumn day. Can Janka’s little sister help him warm up?

Cats & Dogs
(Jesús Pérez and Gerd Gockell, Switzerland/Germany, animated, 2015, 6 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! Boy meets girl. But can they and their beloved furbabies form a family?

Song of the Lark
(Tatiana Kublitskaya, Belarus, animated, 2014, 7 min, in Belarusian with English subtitles) West coast premiere! A little lark must learn to sing her own special song.

Nitanish: To My Daughter
(Melissa Mollen Dupuis, Innu Nation/Canada, live action, 2015, 3 min, in French with English subtitles) Seattle premiere! While making the blanket that will keep her warm, a mother sends a tender message to her soon-to-be-born daughter. Watch the trailer>

Under the Persimmon Streetlight
(Jun-ming Guo, Taiwan, animated, 2016, 19 min, in Chinese/Hakka with English subtitles) West coast premiere! A girl must go on a journey to find her grandmother, who has wandered away. Soon, the girl finds a magical friend to help her in her search. Watch the trailer>

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