School's Out Screening of Best of Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2016

Jun 26, 2016

(Various countries, animation and live action, in English, Spanish, Russian, Tagalong and Dutch, with English subtitles)

Ice cream sandwiches and cupcakes in the lobby before each show!

Sunday, June 26 at 1PM (animation program) and 2:30 PM (live action program)
Tickets $8 each per show, additional donations welcome.
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than to see the world and feed your mind, with prizewinning and audience favorite films from Children’s Film Festival! These two screenings are also a special benefit to help send this year’s crop of youth jurors to the world-famous Giffoni Film Festival, in Italy, this summer — an amazing experience that Northwest Film Forum has offered to youth since 2014.
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66 minutes, for all ages. 
Two films (in Spanish and Russian) have English subtitles.
Zip around the planet with this baker’s dozen of high-energy, high-imagination animated shorts. You’ll be dazzled by the light, color and storytelling in this vibrant celebration of creativity. Meet the world’s tidiest mouse, see sushi come to life, fly high in the sky with a flock of birds, watch out for trouble in a wacky barnyard, make music with a jazzy octopus, and see how kindness can change the day. 
Konigirikun - A Small Rice Ball — Winner! Audience favorite short animation, CFFS 2016!
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2015, 5 min) Nonverbal.
Sushi animation brings to life the adventures of a rice ball kid and his pet broccoli.
(Dmitry Vysotskiy, Russia, 2014, 3:40 min) Nonverbal.
Ants and birds learn how to work together to save a tree that they all live in.
The Very Lonely Cock — Winner! Children’s Jury Prize for best short animation, CFFS 2016!
(Leonid Shmelkov, Russia, animation, 2015, 6 min) Mostly nonverbal, with some Russian with English subtitles.
A day starts out like any other for a hen, but soon, things begin to go haywire in the barnyard.
(Antje Heyn, Germany, animation, 2015, 7:39 min) Nonverbal.
This film, named for the Tibetan word for “being brave,” takes us on a girl’s adventure to a world, where she becomes aware of her strength and skills.
(Nicolas P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014, 5:10 min) Nonverbal.
A girl experiences contact with her grandmother as a shower of light and color.
Perfect Houseguest 
(Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, USA, 2015, 1:35 min) Nonverbal.
A tiny mouse just can’t resist tidying everything up when he pays a visit to a house.
(Soyeon Kim, US/Korea, 2015, 3:20 min) Nonverbal.
A black crow searches for its identity, trying to escape the perception that it is something other than a beautiful and intelligent bird.
(Pia Auteried, Germany, 2014, 4:26 min) Nonverbal.
A mushroom awakens one morning, missing his cap! What’s a little fungus to do?
Abstract Painting
(Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, animation, 2015, 6:34 min) In English.
Different animals try to describe a painting, but they all see different things! Based on Daniil Kharms’ children’s story, “The Boobooboo Dog.”
(Susann Hoffmann, Germany, animation, 2014, 3:14 min) Nonverbal.
A little forest creature looks different from the others and longs to blend into the crowd. But soon, he meets friends who love him the way he is.
(Raúl Robin Morales Reyes, Mexico, 2014, animation, 5 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
A street kid and a cat form an unbreakable bond of friendship, and rescue each other from all kinds of trouble.
Out From the Deep
(Katrin Novakovic, Croatia, 2013, 6:50 min) Nonverbal.
Emerging from the depths of the sea, a good old swing octopus brings joy to some jaded city souls.
Papa Cloudy’s Orchestra
(Akiko McQuerrey, USA, animation, 2015, 11:40 min) Nonverbal.
After getting an emergency call from polar bears, Papa Cloudy, a gentle cloud, gathers animals to form an orchestra to raise awareness of environmental issues.
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78 minutes, best for ages 6+
In English, Tagalong, and Dutch, with English subtitles.
The characters in this collection of  films are a determined bunch, unafraid to find their own way, create their own futures, search for happiness, find a way to save the planet and shoot for the stars.  
(Rory Lowe and D.C. Barclay, United Kingdom, live action, 2015, 10:19 min) In English.
A little girl will do anything to get her heart’s desire — the bounciest ball in the world.
(Che Espiritu, Philippines, 2014, live action, 18:26 min) In Tagalog with English subtitles.
Best friends Siopao and Araw draw inspiration from random beautiful people in the city, in an attempt to draw the faces of their mothers whom they haven't known at all.
Mo’s BowsWinner, Children’s Jury prize for best short documentary, CFFS 2016!
(Jennifer Treuting and Kristen McGregor, USA, live action, 2015, 6:19 min) In English.
Meet Moziah Bridges, and see what it's like to be the bow tie king of Memphis!
Myna & AsterixWinner, audience favorite short live action film, CFFS 2016!
(Kenny Basumatary, India, live action, 2015, 20 min) In English.
City kid Myna visits her cousin, who lives in a village. Together, the pair tries to make a magic potion, but they end up learning something much more valuable.
Once Upon a Tree
(Marleen van der Werf, The Netherlands, live action, 2014, 14:40 min) In Dutch with English subtitles.
A girl who is awestruck by the beauty of her favorite trees makes a plan to stop the chopping in the forest.
Star Stuff
(Ratimir Rakuljic, Croatia, live action and animation, 2015, 9:42 min) In English.
A boy who wonders about the stars in the sky sets off on a voyage of great discovery. A film inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan.
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"We’ve been taking our kids to as many of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle events as possible since we discovered it after moving to Seattle seven years ago. Each year the festival selections are an outstanding mix of the film and animation art form as practiced around the world." — Marc Jacobs, parent
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