Best of the Fest - Children's Film Festival Seattle 2019: Animated Shorts
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Best of the Fest - Children's Film Festival Seattle 2019: Animated Shorts
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceKids & Families, Teens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryThrough the Rainbow

Prize-winning and audience favorite short animated film for Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019
DescriptionPeople — winner of a special Children’s Film Festival Seattle “Kid’s Choice” award from the Children’s Jury!
(Lucas Hespenheide, USA,  2017, animation, 1 min, English)
An introspective look at the differences between people, and learning to love who you are.

Cycle
(Sophie Olga de Jong and Sytske Kok, The Netherlands, animation, 2018, 2 min, nonverbal)
As a small girl’s grandfather teaches her how to ride a bike, she discovers that real adventures begin where the road ends.

Woolworld
Joanna Polak, Poland, animation, 2018, 10 min, English)
Mr. Wooly likes is a world made of wool, and he is the only person who knows how to keep the place from unraveling. He is, however, old and tired and he wants his life to change. Unfortunately... his wish gets granted.

Out Fishing
(Uzi Geffenblad, Sweden, animation, 2018, 9 min, nonverbal)
A kitten is hungry, and can’t catch anything tasty when she goes out fishing. But in a moment of illumination, she finds a creative solution, and a helper.

Little Red Ridding Hood — winner of a Children’s Film Festival special children’s jury prize for humor in an animated film!
(Martina Holcová, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 4 min, English
It’s a brave new world: Little Red and Grandma aren’t afraid of the wolf at all.
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Kitten Witch - winner of Audience Favorite film prize at Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019!
(James Cunningham, New Zealand, live action and animation, 2016, 6 min, English)
A precocious kitten wants to be a witch’s helper, but first she must pass a test.
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6:1
(Sergei Ryabov, Russia, Animation, 2018, 3 min, Russian, with English subtitles)
An inseparable girl and cat are on a long journey, playing checkers. The girl keeps winning until the cat gets a lucky break.

Belly Flop - winner of Audience Favorite film prize at Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019!
(Jeremy Collins, South Africa, animation, 2018, 5 min, nonverbal)
Persistence pays off when a brave girl who is learning to dive is unperturbed when another swimmer steals the spotlight.

Aidan and Albert Sykes
(Richard O’Connor, USA, 2017, animation, 3 min, English)
9-year-old Aidan Sykes, of Jackson, Mississippi, asks his father, Albert, a few important questions.

Robbie’s Fears — made by a 14-year-old animator!
(Enrique Delzer, USA, animation, 2018, 2:19 min, English)
Robbie, a 12-year-old boy, overcomes the anxieties that keep him awake at night, with the help of his mother.

Robot and the Whale
(Jonas Forsman, Sweden, animation, 6 min, nonverbal)
Two robots can do anything except getting wet. So how will they save a beautiful whale?

If You Fall
(Tisha Deb Pillai, Canada, animation, 2018, 6 min, English)
Lila, age 8, learns that she can ride a bike, and her parents can overcome their challenges too. 
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Tweet-Tweet — winner of a Children’s Film Festival Seattle Best Animated Short Film Award from the Children’s Jury!
(Zhanna Bekmambetova, Russia, animation, 2018, 11 min, nonverbal)
This is a fable about the power of a grandmother’s spirit and the journey of her life, as seen by a bird who represents her spirit.
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RatingUnrated
Run time68 minutes
AccommodationsWe can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.
NotesThis program is presented in partnership with the Northwest Film Forum. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
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