Shine On

This event took place Jan 29 - Feb 11, 2017

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

1h 8m


What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with words, make new friends, tend a garden, and dig themselves out of holes and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon!

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Bam! Bam! Bam! Boom! Boom! Boom!
(Walter Santucci, US, live action, 2016, 2 min, in English) World premiere! A magic fairy helps two monsters working in a factory resolve an argument about the best way to approach their job.

Party Bus
(Rohitash Rao, USA, animated, 2016, 3 min, in English) Seattle premiere! Jordan Geary, from Sesame Workshop, in attendance on Jan. 29! The wheels go round and round when it’s party time.

Konigiri-Kun Shopping
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animated, 2015, 5 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! Konigiri-Kun is a small rice ball who lives in a food case. One morning, he sets out to shop for sesame seeds, and has a lot of adventures along the way.

Silence! For Pete’s Sake!
(Kai Pannen, Germany, animated, 2015, 7:39 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! Mr. Bumble would like to take a little nap. But it’s hard, because his friends are making so much noise!

Party Mouth
(Todd St. John, US/England, 2016, 1:50, in English) Seattle premiere! Jordan Geary, from Sesame Workshop, in attendance on Jan. 29! Get out your toothbrush and your dancing shoes because this massive song is about to get you brushing up, down, and all around.

Polka Dott
(Cynthia Pepper, USA, live action, 2016, 6:36 min, in English) Seattle premiere! Director in attendance on Jan. 29! Dott loves puns, jokes and she cannot say “know” to ice cream. She spends the day exploring her wonderful life of becoming a mermaid, a princess or living inside a dream.

The Teeny Weeny Fox
(Alne Quertain & Sylwia Szkiladz, France, animated, 2015, 8:22 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! In the middle of a luxuriant garden, a wee little fox meets a darling girl who grows giant plants. Watch the trailer>

Little Shimajiro
(Isamu Hirabayashi, Japan, animated, 2015, 8:45 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! When a mischievous little tiger boy, living in a quiet forest, falls into a hole, many of the forest’s residents try to help him out. By the time he is rescued, he has learned what kindness is, and how he has the potential for kindness inside of him, too. Watch the trailer>

Waves from the Sky
(Gildardo Sontoyo del Castillo, Mexico, animated, 2015, 8:38 min, no dialogue) A bird and a turtle discover that their unlikely friendship is something to dance about!

(Claire Souquet, Sophie Annibal, Sophie Stanculescu, Nina Degrendel, & Sophie Heidenreich, France, animated, 2015, 3:25 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! In a silent universe, a young girl meets a curious creature, and brings an amazing and colorful world to life. Watch the trailer>

Sissy’s Dream
(Fabrizio Gammardella, Italy, animated, 2015, 2 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! Sissy, a sweet girl who loves pasta, her parents and her big fluffy companion dog, dreams of flying through the sky.

Moon Wolves
(Nima Yousefi, Sweden, animated, 2016, 12 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! Every night, the Moon Wolves stare at the moon. But one night, their longing grows so intense they must do something. They must go there. Watch the trailer>

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