true to life
These films are based on a true story or set in a real time in history.
Not just for girls! These films feature empowering girls breaking the mold.
These films are based on book or graphic novel.
Returning filmmakers whose films have screened in previous Festivals
Short Films Two
For ages 8 to 14
1MINUTE NATURE: JELLYFISH WEATHER
Netherlands – NEW YORK PREMIERE
Animated Documentary, Stefanie Visjager & Katinka Baehr, 2016, 1 min
The sea teems with life, color, and mystery in this boy’s story of a day at the beach.
Animation, Julie Zammarchi, 2016, 3 min
A son remembers what it took for his father—the first African American inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame—to cross the finish line at racetracks in the segregated South.
Netherlands – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, Job, Joris, & Marieke, 2016, 21 min
Three friends must walk a day in each other’s shoes…and legs, and torsos.
Hungary – US PREMIERE
Animation, Ervin B. Nagy, 2016, 7 min
Eleven-year-old “Little Mouse” is a naturally gifted swimmer who earned a spot at the Bucharest Youth Championship. Will she have what it takes to out-lap the big kids?
Live Action, Divij Roopchand, 2016, 15 min
Young Sikh Montek is on the verge of a big birthday. Can he get what he really wants?
NINO & FELIX
Italy – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, Marta Palazzo & Lorenzo Latrofa, 2015, 8 min
Nino and Felix, two boys thrown together by circumstance, must learn to work it out in fantastical fashion to find common ground.
USA - WORLD PREMIERE
Live Action, Mike Hayhurst, 2016, 3 min
In a lonely world, what can you do to find your fit? A story about the search for love.
A SMALL ESCAPE
Sweden – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, David Sandell, 2016, 3 min
A pair of scissors plans a great domestic escape, joining forces with pencils, Post-Its and tape rolls to shape its own destiny.
A WELL SPENT AFTERNOON
Slovenia – NEW YORK PREMIERE
Live Action, Martin Turk, 2016, 8 min
Noble actions don’t always reap clear rewards, but a father and son gain a meaningful bond in the exchange.