Friends Are Forever
$12 General Admission
Friends Are Forever also screens as part of the festival’s annual Pancake Breakfast, which is on Saturday, Feb. 4th this year.
There will be a screening of Friends Are Forever at 10:30AM on Feb. 4th and another at 11:00AM on Feb. 4th. Click the showtimes for tickets! Each ticket includes admittance to Friends Are Forever as well as a seat at breakfast.
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Is there anything better than having a friend by your side? Good friends add color, music and memories to our lives. In this collection of mostly animated shorts, friends also come in all shapes and sizes, from a fierce little lion with a surprisingly soft heart, to a small, shy girl gaining strength from her grandmother and teacher.
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When Sparrows Munch
(Elisa Klement, Germany, live action, 2016, 10:32 min, in German with English subtitles) Five-year-old Willi has a special dog. But because some grown-ups don’t seem to understand this, Schnuffi is thrown away. Willi knows: with fantasy everything is possible!
The Mole and the Earthworm
(Johannes Schiehsl, Germany, animated, 2015, 3:19 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! One day, a little mole discovers that all of the other animals have a friend of their same species to play with. But the mole hasn’t met anyone exactly like himself.
Little Stone Lion
(Tang Chen, Taiwan, animated, 2016, 6:58 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! A little stone lion determined to prove his great ability in being a temple guardian, tries to chase a hungry cat who is munching on offerings on the altar table. But the two foes soon wind up as friends. Watch the trailer>
(Robert Kondo and Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi, Japan/US, animated, 2016, 13:53 min, in English) Every forgotten object has a memory with its previous owner still attached, and this is the story of Moom, one of those memories stuck in this world. Watch the trailer>
The Musical Dragon
(Camille Müller, Switzerland, animated, 2015, 8:26 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! A little girl befriends a dragon in the woods. They begin to play music together, but this is not without danger, because the obstinate king allows only military marches. Watch the trailer>
My Dog’s Name is Wind
(Peter Marcias, Italy, animated, 2016, 9:32 min, in Italian with English subtitles) West coast premiere! A boy thinks nothing could ever replace his first dog. Then a new four-legged friend bounds into his life. Watch the trailer>
Mimi & Liza: Farewell Color Grey
(Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia, animated, 2013, 7:18 min, in Slovak with English subtitles) North American premiere! Mimi, a blind girl, and her best friend Lisa help their colorless neighbor find joy in colors.
Lost in Spring
(Fred Leao Prado Wall, UK, live action, 2016, 12:07 min, in English) Seattle premiere! A shy 7-year-old girl embarks, with the encouragement of her teacher and the love of her grandmother, on a journey to self-belief.
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Notes to parents: “My Dog’s Name is Wind” takes place in the aftermath a boy’s loss of his pet. In “The Little Stone Lion,” a cat pounces on a mouse, off screen. In “Where Sparrows Munch,” there is a single coarse word.