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SAT. JUNE 7, 10:45am
SUN. JUNE 8, 10:00am

Kid Flix Mix

Animation
International Short Films, 62 minutes
In English or No Dialogue
Recommended ages: 4-8

 

 

Hello World by Eric Serre (France, 2012, 5 min.). In a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds (2012, 7 min.). When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural, she discovers the blue is missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to look at the world through the eyes of an artist.

On The Wing by Vera Myakisheva (Russia, 2012, 6 min.). A young chicken wonders how she can learn to fly, just like all the other birds.

The Lovely Letter L by Evan Spiridellis (2012, 2 min.). An infectious song about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

Hopfrog by Leonid Shmelkov (Russia, 2012, 4 min.). A series of non-scientific observations of the jumping fellows’ life.

What is Music? By Christian Robinson (2013, 4 min.). Given a brief quiz on music, these kids provide some of the best – if not the most accurate – answers possible.

I Want my Hat Back by Galen Fott (2013, 9 min.). Bear’s hat is gone and none of the animals have seen it. He starts to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.

Snowflakeby Natalia Chernysheva (Russia, 2012, 5 min.) A boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow. In the morning, he finds that his world has been transformed.

Monstersymponie by Kiana Nagshineh (Germany, 2012, 4 min.). Meet the band: four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments. And they’re definitely playing past their bedtime.

The Mole at Sea by Anna Kadykova (Russia, 2012, 5 min.). Everyone’s off to the seaside – by car, truck and train. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging.

The New Species by Katerina Karhánková (Czech Republic, 2013, 6 min.). Three friends discover a mysterious bone. With their imaginations running wild, they set out to discover the creature it belonged to.

Big Block Sing-Song: Hair by Warren Brown (Canada, 2012, 2 min.). From the people who brought usJohn the Leprechaun, a Kraftwerk-style electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head.

My Mom is an Airplane (Russia/USA, 2013, 6.5 min). There are all different kinds of mothers in this world. But can your mom fly? Part of the award winning Animation Show of Shows collection.
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SAT. JUNE 7, 2:00pm
SUN. JUNE 8, 11:30am

Party Mix

In English or with English Subtitles
International Short Films, 72 minutes
Recommended ages: 8+

 

 

Carpark by Ant Blades (UK, 2013, 2 min). A simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

Rabbit and Deer by Péter Vácz (Hungary, 2013, 16 min.). Best friends Rabbit and Deer share everything, including a love of hot chocolate with marshmallows, but their friendship is challenged by the discovery of a third dimension.

The Dam Keeperby Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo (2013, 18 min.). In a desolate future, a small town’s survival depends on a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates, the dam’s young operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning in order to protect the town. But when a new student joins Pig’s class, everything begins to change.

The Big Beastby Pierre Luc Granjon (France, 2013, 7 min.)A legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.

The Centipede and the Toad by Anna Khmelevskaya (France, 2012, 10 min.). In a faraway forest, the gracious, lissome Centipede is admired by all the other creatures. Except for the old Toad, haughty and jealous, who hates him. Based on the 19th century poem “The Centipede’s Dilemma,” this deliciously devious animated fable illustrates how our unconscious actions can be disrupted by conscious reflection.

The Princess, the Prince and the Greed-Eyed Dragon by Bin-Ha To / Jakob Schuh (Germany, 2011, 7min) The Prince just wants to read his newspaper. The RPincess is looking for some excitement. And a thoughtful dragon is searching for a useful birthday present for his grandmother. In the end, they each get what they deserve.

Portlandia: Rat’s Book by Rob Shaw (USA, 2013, 3.5min) Tired of the way rats are always getting slandered by humans, a trio of hipster rodents decide to write a book telling their side of the story. Featuring the voices of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

Tome of the Unknown by Patrick McHale (USA, 2013, 8min) A slightly twisted tale from Adventure Time creative director Patrick McHale, featuring the vocal talents of Elijah Wood. Two brothers and their smart-mouthed bird find themselves lost in a mysterious place called the Unknown. Tired of walking, they decide to borrow a car from a rustic country singer made of vegetables, and head off to the big city.

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The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival is presented by the Philadelphia Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival.