Festival Tickets

true to life

These films are based on a true story or set in a real time in history.

girls' pov

Not just for girls! These films feature empowering girls breaking the mold.

further reading

These films are based on book or graphic novel.

festival alumni

Returning filmmakers whose films have screened in previous Festivals

Short Films One

ages 5-10
Various Countries/Directors; 2017; approx. 70 min

For ages 5 to 10

Lineup includes:

1MINUTE NATURE: BLACKBIRD & QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Netherlands – N. AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animated Documentary, Stefanie Visjager & Katinka Baehr, 2016, 1 min each

BIG BLOCK SINGSONG: WIZARD
Canada – US PREMIERE
Animation, Warren Brown, 2016, 2 min
You can sing your own praises, but practice is what really makes a wiz.

CRAB STORY
Russia/Australia – WORLD PREMIERE
Animation, Tatiana Poliektova & Filippo Rivetti, 2017, 5 min
A surprising tale of crabs, pineapple, flotsam and jetsam idols.

MR. NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF
Lithuania – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Ignas Meilunas, 2016, 2 min
Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.

OUTDOOR CINEMA
Russia/Australia – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Tatiana Poliektova & Filippo Rivetti, 2014, 3 min
The best cinema of all reflects what is right in front of us in this homage to all things that capture our eye.

PAWO
Germany
Animation, Antje Heyn, 2015, 8 min
In a constantly changing world, a little toy figure tames her fears while making strange and silly friends.

RICEBALLS
Australia
Live Action, Shingo Usami, 2015, 10 min
A father and son work their way past loss to strengthen cultural bonds through food.

SAUSAGE
Germany – N. AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, Josefine Haessler, 2016, 5 min
Sometimes you have to be willing to risk a little for the sake of love.

SPIDER WEB
Russia – N. AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, Natalia Chernysheva, 2016, 4 min
Working together means weaving new webs of strength.

SPRING JAM
New Zealand – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Ned Wenlock, 2016, 6 min
Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: antlers. How will he get any birds to help him make music for the spring jam?

STONE SOUP
France/Belgium – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Clementine Robach, 2015, 7 min
The transformative power of community nourishes all in more ways than one.

SWEATY ARMPITS
USA – WORLD PREMIERE
Animation, Tony Dusko, 2016, 1 min
It’s the return of the Notebook Babies, and perspiration and inspiration are getting equal due.

UKA
Spain – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Valle Comba Canales, 2016, 3 min
Life for Uka is grey and dull until she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

WATER PATH FOR A FISH
Spain/Colombia/France – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Mercedes Marro, 2016, 8 min
Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. 

YOU LOOK SCARY
USA – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Xiya Lan, 2016, 4 min
Sometimes we amplify our fears.