$12 General Admission
Let your creativity run wild! In this collection of imaginative films, experience a meerkat rescue mission, get captured by your own toy, explore a dangerous universe in a taxi, and befriend a giant, gentle beast. Open your eyes to the wild adventures the world has to offer.
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(Natalya Berezovaya, Russia, animated, 2014, 6:14 min, in Russian with English subtitles) North American premiere! Our little pig’s life is full of good luck. So when his parents have to leave, there is someone who takes care of him and his brothers.
(Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn & Jordan Soler, France, animated, 2015, 5:19 min, no dialogue) A group of meerkats takes care of a beloved and unique fruit, and when a vulture snatches it away, the meerkats launch a high-stakes rescue operation.
(Polina Minchenok, Russia, animated, 2015, 7:45 min, no dialogue) US premiere! A girl befriends a gentle, giant beast.
A Terrific Adventure
(Cristina Vilches, Spain, animated, 2015, 10:30 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) West coast premiere! If one night your fears decide to visit you, don´t let them go! Something extraordinary could happen to you… Watch the trailer>
(Jacob Smith, US, live action, 2016, 12:27 min, in English) Northwest premiere! Filmmaker and producer in attendance!Thirteen year-old Ericka suspects her mom might be a spy and launches her own espionage effort – with her best friend – to find out what’s going on. Go behind the scenes>
Mimi & Liza: Episode 1 – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
(Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia, animated, 2011, 7:18 min, in Slovak with English subtitles) North American premiere! Mimi is a blind little girl who meets her new friend Liza, and together they get captured by Liza’s toy.
Professionals: The Cook
(Stepan Koval, Ukraine, animated, 2015, 5 min, in Ukrainian with English subtitles) US premiere! Two friends, Danylko and Bogdan, study the profession of cooking. The profession seems easy to master, but it is much more complicated than it appears!
(Anthony Orkin, US, live action, 2016, 9 min, in English) World premiere! Filmmaker, Anthony Orkin, and star, Daisy Zlatnik in Attendance Jan. 29! Lily and her friend Zelda play dolls one afternoon, a game of make-believe suddenly turns all too real. Uses a mix of live action and stop-motion animation with handmade dolls.
(Juraj Krumpolec, Slovakia, animated, 2015, 14:30 min, in Slovak with English subtitles) Seattle premiere! Adventures of a little boy Hugo and a taxi driver Peppino on their journey through a dangerous universe. Watch the trailer>
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Notes to parents: The film “Moroshka,” a film about reverence to nature, includes a scene where a hunter stalks animals and (cartoonishly) shoots himself by accident. “A Terrific Adventure,” a film with a great message about overcoming fears, includes a few mildly scary moments.