Short Films Two

Runtime: 75 min. | Recommended ages: 8 to 14
No mismatch here, NYICFF favorite series Mitch-Match returns with a stop-motion volley for Short Films Two’s tales of growing up and making key plays to save the day. Add to this set the Oscar long-listed Mum is Pouring Rain, a richly detailed, Ghibli-esque world where Jane finds kindness and inspiration from surprising friends to help pull her and her mum through a tough time in the French countryside. Then ace the game with Orozbek, who must creatively bridge challenges in his native Kyrgyzstan to get to his beloved drawing lesson in the beautifully filmed, live-action work of art.

Shorts in this lineup:

Mitch-Match Series #6

A blue-headed matchstick is the spark that sets a playful journey in motion with wild and imaginative adventures.

Mum Is Pouring Rain

Jane is looking forward to spending Christmas with her mom, but she is sent unknowingly to her Grandma’s instead. The holidays turn out to be quite an adventure as Jane meets new friends—including a giant vagabond who lives in the forest. As she learns to open herself to others, Jane gives her mother the necessary strength to get back on her feet.

Salvador Dali

Every day, little Orozbek has to walk long distances and a river crossing to get to school—because that's where he can get closer to his dream.

How I Got My Wrinkles

Stop motion can’t stop time in this charming live-action and animated reflection on life, art, film, family, and all that makes the world go round.

Comic Escape

A young boy unexpectedly finds a comic book that changes his reality.


Tender and observant, Warmth depicts the daily encounters of a passerby and a stranger without a home.


With a mindful animal rescuer, an ideal match is never far: even French Bulldogs on wheels and skittish puppies can all find their perfect human companions.



Saturday, March 5th
SVA Theatre


Sunday, March 13th
SVA Theatre