Family Matinee - Kids Edition*
Fantastic Journey: Animated Shorts from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2015
* Our "Kids Edition" matinee screenings include a program of fun and creative arts & crafts activities for kids after the show, along with complimentary healthy snacks and juice - we hope you'll plan to stick around!
Zip around the world with our dazzling selection of high-energy, high-imagination shorts. Join a space-alien potato on his zany adventures, witness the creation of the alphabet, sing along with a brave little octopus, and grow up along with a rebellious daughter made of frosting, in this vibrant celebration of creativity.
(Julia Ocker, Germany, 2:45 min) Nonverbal.
See how a zebra changes his stripes!
(Daniel Acht, Germany, 8:02 min) Mostly nonverbal.
An alien lands on earth and is chased by a dog, ends up in a vegetable basket, and nearly gets cooked for dinner! Why? Because he just happens to look like a potato!
(William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, USA, 11:23 min) In English.
Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity, and jellybeans to their world. Winner of the CFFS Seattle Children's Hospital Jury Prize for Best Animated Film.
Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant
(Akiko McQuerrey, USA, 5:51 min) In English.
An octopus sings about overfishing and inspires Papa Cloudy to make sustainable dishes with love. Winner of the CFFS Children's Jury Prize for Best Animated Short.
Anatole’s Little Saucepan
(Eric Montchaud, France, 5:47 min) In English.
Little Anatole is always dragging his saucepan behind him. It fell on him one day and nobody knows why.
(Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, 4:08 min) Nonverbal.
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.
The Magic Time
(Kine Aune, Norway, 9:16 min) Nonverbal.
Adapted from Sami legends, this is the story of a reindeer-calf and his journey to become a grown white buck.
The New Species
(Katerina Karhánková, Czech Republic, 6:18 min) Nonverbal.
Some children come across an old bone and try to imagine what kind of animal it might have belonged to.
(Maarten Koopman, Netherlands, 2:29 min) Nonverbal.
Imagine that the movie screen is a big trampoline. Can you see a family of ducks walking across it? How about people? Or a cow?
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 7 min) Nonverbal.
Growing up is literally the icing on the cake for a mother and daughter.
(Raymond Caplin, Canada, 2:24 min) Nonverbal.
A young woman dances in a devastated forest. Then a miracle occurs.
Total running time: 65 minutes
For all ages. One film has very brief subtitles.