2013 short films

>> Animate Your World
>> Caleidoscopio! Films from Latin America
>> China Fantasia
>> Continent Hop
>> For the Beauty of the Earth
>> Hang on for the Ride
>> Happily Ever After
>> Made in Seattle
>> Noah’s Ark
>> Path Waves: An Indigenous Showcase
>> Ready, Set, Grow
>> See Me Shine
>> Shiver and Shake
>> Short and Sweet
>> Small is Powerful

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Still from "Istanbul"Still from "Magic Piano"Still from "What Makes Me Happy"






69 min

Welcome to your passport to a trip around the world, where you’ll experience life as a kid in different cultures through imaginative animation, captivating documentary and children’s drawings brought to life. Ready, set, go to Istanbul, India, Uganda and Belize – and while you’re at it, soar all over above Europe atop a magic piano! Ages 7 and up.

Featuring: Istanbul (Idil Ar, Turkey); Under the Pillow (Isabel Herguera, Spain); What Makes Me Happy – Achia’s Film, Uganda (Annie Gibbs, Uganda/UK); Elisha and the Cacao Trees (Rohan Fernando, Canada); Magic Piano (Martin Clapp, Poland/China/Norway)

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Image from the film "Chopin's Drawings"





North American premiere!
45 min

Master animator Joe Chang’s new film is a swirl of color, music and story, blending the magic of well-known Chinese folk music with tales told in ink and wash, paper-cut and traditional Chinese realistic painting. All ages.

Program also includes Wild Pear (Makiko Sukikara and Kohei Matsumura, Japan) and Chopin’s Drawings (Dorota Kobiela, Poland).

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Co-presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian & Longhouse Media
69 min

Learn about the lives of indigenous people in the United States, Canada and Australia. See how the exuberance of youth filmmakers meets the polished sheen of professionals in this collection of traditional tales, video poems about Native perspectives and stories of families and friendships. Ages 8 and older.

Featuring: Hoverboard (Sydney Freeland, USA); Super Brotha: Urban Surfing (Rima Tamou, Australia); Chased: Version #2 (SuperFly 2011 – Longhouse Media, USA); Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves (Neil Christopher, Canada); How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes (Tulalip Heritage School – Longhouse Media, USA); Injunuity: Tongues (Adrian Baker, USA); Injunuity: Buried (Adrian Baker,USA); Because of Who I Am (Marcella Ernest, USA); White Washed (Caitlyn Isham, USA); Neil Discovers the Moon (Steven Judd, USA); Interview with Einstein (Velma Craig and Dustinn Craig, USA; Minnie Loves Junior (Andy Mullins and Matt Mullins, Australia)



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54 min

The silver screen goes completely green with this collection of live action and animated shorts about our ever-changing planet. This program, filled with humorous and thought-provoking films, is designed to make kids think, ask questions and come up with new ways to honor Mother Earth. Ages 8 and up.

Featuring: Box (Luciana Eguti and Paulo Muppet, Brazil); Abiogenesis (Richard Mans, New Zealand); Bunty’s Tree (Jasraj Singh Bhatti, India); Marine Day (Chiao-Wei Tang, Taiwan); That Which Once Was (Kimi Takesue, USA); Damned (Richard Phelan, UK); The Change (Fabián Ribezzo, Mozambique

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Still from the film "Hi! I'm a Nutria"





56 min

This retrospective offers animated and live-action charmers from the best and brightest of Seattle’s vibrant film community. There’s something for everyone here — music, legends and fairy tales, history lessons, an homage to the silent screen and even a film shot at the Space Needle! A viral video showing off the strength and resolve of patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital rounds out the show. Ages 8 and older.

Featuring: King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O (Britta Johnson, USA); Hi! I’m a Nutria (Drew Christie, USA); History is Us (Drew Christie, USA); The Giant Boy (Brad Vanderburg and Riley Itano Vanderburg, USA); Cookies for Sale (Wes Kim, USA); How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes (Tulalip Heritage School – Longhouse Media, USA); Anaelle (Stefan Gruber, USA); Bedtime Story (Sarah Jane Lapp, USA); Little Red Riding Hood (SJ Chiro, USA); Rent’s Due (Andy McCone, USA); Reviens Moi (Tracy Rector, USA); Stronger (Chris Rumble, USA)

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Still from the film "Calling Quilombola"





69 min

This very special program — co-presented with the Caleidoscopio de Sueños festival of children’s film in Bogata, Colombia — will take you on a live action and animated journey to beaches, back roads, jungles and bustling cities throughout Latin America. Get ready for a ride filled with music, exuberant kids, surprise endings and luminous magic. Ages 8 and up; younger children may also enjoy.

Featuring: King Gaston (Diogo Viegas, Brazil); Calling Quilombola (David Reeks, Brazil); The Hat of Happiness (Ana Mazhari, Colombia); Luminaris (Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina); Quique’s Güiro (Julio Benito Cabrera, Puerto Rico); Missing (Cristian Wiesenfeld, Chile/Germany), The Homework (Biviana Márquez, Colombia); The End of School Recess (Vinicius Mazzon and Nélio Spréa, Brazil)






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53 min

During this program of gorgeous animation, you’ll navigate the world through darkness with eyes that hear and smell, find a pen pal in a different climate, follow a cat through the Russian countryside, take off to Venezuela for a music lesson and more. Ages 8 and up.

Featuring: Bottle (Kirsten Lepore, USA); About the Hard Life of the Barn Swallow (Chintis Lundgren, Estonia); Private Eyes (Nicola Lemay, Canada); Pishto Goes Away (Sonya Kendel, Russia); Magic Season (Yu-Jun Liou, Taiwan); Ursus (Reinis Petersons, Latvia); Paper Piano (Marianela Maldonado, Poland/Venezuela)

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45 min

This gentle line-up of animated films is a perfect introduction to big-screen magic for your little one. Meet a dancing teddy bear, see some pixies and play with a mischievous hen and other lovely creatures. Ages 2 to 6.

Featuring: Stompy the Bear (Charlotte Blacker, UK); King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O (Britta Johnson, USA); The Sandpixies: Da Capo George (Ralf Kukula, Germany); Rainy Day Friends (Jerry Lee, Taiwan); Miriam’s Green Spots (Priit Tender, Estonia); Chocolatando (Youth-made, Portugal); Chip and Dory (Lo Song-chi, Taiwan); The Serpent of the Sky (Stephanie Rueckoldt, Colombia); No Noodles (Tyler Nicolson, Canada); The Knitting Girl (Enson Huang, Taiwan); How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep? (Anna Ginsburg, Scotland)

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77 min

A program filled with incredible kids who have taken the reins to make a difference in the world. You’ll meet a boy who stays true to a special pet, kids who draw and photograph their way out of difficulties, brave girls and boys who stand up to bullies, a talented girl who dreams of being a star and a kid who break dances his way towards his Bar Mitzvah. Ages 10 and up.

Featuring: Ailema (Cecilia Frugiuele, UK/Switzerland); What Makes Me Happy – Bushra’s Film, Bangladesh (Annie Gibbs, Bangladesh/UK); The Hidden Shadows of Cancer (Ruby Smith, USA); Colored Pencils (Alice Gomes, Brazil); Loser Leg (Francesco Filippi, Italy); Kosher (Isabelle Stead, UK/France); In a Heartbeat (Karolina Lewicka, Iceland); B-Boy (Lisa Cohen, USA)

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54 min

A not-so-silly goose saves the day, a puppy unwraps some big presents, a brave girl gets ready to jump into the unknown and one little red brick makes a big difference, in this program filled with glorious animation. Ages 7 and up.

Featuring: Emilie (Alla Churikova, Germany); Aston’s Presents (Uzi Geffenblad and Lotta Geffenblad, Sweden); Grand Prix (Marc Riba and Anna Solanas, Spain); The Tourists Arrive! (Gerald Zahn, Austria); Sara Takes Her Leap into the Bone Marrow Sea (Sara Mirabdolbaghi, USA); Harbor Tale (Yuichi Ito, Japan)

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64 min

Spend an hour on the edge of your seat with these international shorts. A few of the films will make you crack a smile, while others are sure to raise a goose bump or two. If you’re ready to face down floating heads, space aliens, spooky dolls and puppets, big black birds, dark shadows and skeletons, then this program is for you! Ages 9 and up. Strictly for kids who like chills and thrills.

Featuring: Cornfiscated (DigiPen/Tara Mueller, Julian Jauregui, Marcos Gomes, Campion Kirkham, Thomas Nichols and Jay Rios, USA); Haunting: A Head (Jenna Gibson, USA); Like Father (Jesse Harley, Canada); Orange O Despair (John Banana, France); Wing (Asger Grevil and Mette Vestergaard Madsen, Denmark); A Shadow of Blue (Carlos Lascano, France); Night Island (Salvador Maldonado, UK/Poland); Marionette (Thomas Tanner and Frayah Humphries, UK); Kostya (Anton Dyakov, Russia); Joanna Makes a Friend (Jeremy Lutter, Canada); Toys We’re Not (Alex Bernas, UK); Monster Symphony (Kiana Naghshineh, German)

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75 min

What do kids in Seattle, Germany, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Canada and Colombia have in common? These live action films capture poignant, funny and bittersweet moments when children suddenly grow older, and wiser, in a matter of minutes. Ages 9 and up.

Featuring: My Best Friend (Youth-made, Portugal); Love, Sam (Chris Agoston, Canada); The Bench (Hank Isaac, USA); Nine and a half’s Goodbye (Halina Dyrschka, Germany); Smile (Matteo Pianezzi, Italy); Minnie Loves Junior (Andy Mullins and Matt Mullins, Australia); The Invention (Giovanni Granada, Colombia)

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65 min

There’s never a dull moment in this action-packed collection of live action and animated shorts, filled with intrepid kids, bugs, bears, cats and even a pair of very ornery space aliens. Ages 8 and up.

Featuring: Tuurngait (Paul-Emile Boucher, Remy Dupont, Benjamin Flouw, Mickaël Riciotti and Alexandre Toufaili, France); The Honey Plot (Al Cox, UK); Little Mao (Allan Tong, Canada); Hoverboard (Sydney Freeland, USA); Horrible (Shih-Chieh Hung, Taiwan); Dirkjan Rules (Wilfred Ottenheijm and Remco Polman, The Netherlands); Spycat and the Paper Chase (Darren Lim, Fung Chun Hong, Derwin Silamaya Suhali and Soh Yu Xian, Singapore); The Club of Ugly Children (Jonathan Elbers, The Netherlands)

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58 min

Beautiful animation for kids who love critters both large and small. It’s filled with animated tales about elephants, birds, foxes, hens, cats, mice, pigs, hedgehogs, dogs and even a very hard-working ant! Ages 4 and up.

Featuring: Ginjas (Zepe and Humberto Santana, Portugal); Papa’s Boy (Leevi Lemmetty, UK/Poland/Finland); Now You Know It Anyway (Bastiaan Schravendeel, The Netherlands); Miriam’s Food Processor (Andres Tenusaar, Estonia); Cat Immersion Project (starring Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem, USA); Just a Little (Alicja Björk Jaworski, Sweden); Umba-Umba (Konstantin Brilliantov, Russia); Boxie and Bully: How They Knitted A Scarf For Winter (Lenka Čeperová and Lenka Zemanová, Czech Republic); The Night of the Elephant (Sandra Schiessl, Germany); Dress to Impress (Falk Schuster, Germany); Chinti (Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia)

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59 min

This program stirs up a cauldron full of mystery, magic and mischief — an all-animated collection of fables, legends and tongue-in-cheek fairy tales. Ages 8 and up.

Featuring: Happily Ever After (Ming-Zhong Liu, Taiwan); The Town Musicians of Bremen (Masataka Hiroyasu, Japan); The Fairy Tale of the Gipsy and the Snake (Joanna Polak, Poland); The Boy in the Bubble (Kealan O’Rourke, Ireland); The Changeling (Maria Steinmetz, Germany); Waseteg (Phyllis Grant, Canada); Bonifacio in Summertime (Pierre-Luc Granjon, Canada)

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