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Family Matinee

Shine On! The Best Animated Films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017

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Saturday 3/10
2:00 pm
$5 Adults & Children (over age 2)
FREE IHP Members & Residents

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Dir. Various, 2017, digital, Running time: 64 min., For all ages, English or with English subtitles

What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon!

Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.



Dir. Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 mins, no dialogue

Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination.


The Sled

Winner of CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Storytelling

Dir. Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 mins, no dialogue 

The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before. Watch the trailer


I Am Not a Mouse

Dir. Evgenia Golubeva, UK, animated, 2015, 2 mins, in English

Every time Lucy is called “Mouse” by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is she going to do? Watch the trailer


Konigiri-Kun Shopping

Dir. Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animated, 2015, 5 mins, no dialogue

Konigiri-Kun is a small rice ball who lives in a food case. One morning, he sets out to shop for sesame seeds, and has a lot of adventures along the way.


Silence! For Pete’s Sake!

Dir. Kai Pannen, Germany, animated, 2015, 7:39 mins, no dialogue

Mr. Bumble would like to take a little nap. But it’s hard, because his friends are making so much noise!



Winner of the CFFS Fantastic Foxes Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film

Dir. Rawan Rahim, Lebanon/France, animated, 2015, 7:45 mins, no dialogue

A shy girl develops empathy for others which helps her break outside of her shell. Watch the trailer



Dir. Nathan Jurevicius, Lithuania/Canada/Australia, 2016, 7 mins, in English

A young girl from a family of “Face Changers” takes a journey to a mountain to alter the direction of the wind. Watch the trailer


Little Stone Lion

Winner of the CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film

Dir. Tang Chen, Taiwan, animated, 2016, 6:58 mins, no dialogue

A little stone lion determined to prove his great ability in being a temple guardian, tries to chase a hungry cat who is munching on offerings on the altar table. But the two foes soon wind up as friends. Watch the trailer


Mimi & Liza: Farewell Color Grey

Dir. Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia, animated, 2013, 7:18 mins, in Slovak with English subtitles

Mimi, a blind girl, and her best friend Lisa help their colorless neighbor find joy in colors.


Moon Wolves

Dir. Nima Yousefi, Sweden, animated, 2016, 12 mins, no dialogue

Every night, the Moon Wolves stare at the moon. But one night, their longing grows so intense they must do something. They must go there. Watch the trailer