A program of inspiring short films for ages 8+!
Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Challenging expectations and reflecting growth and resilience, NYICFF Kid Flicks Two (2020) is a fantastic trip on the road to growing up. Surprises in a dumpling bring good luck, and many reflections, in the beautiful stop motion animation The Coin. In The One You Never Forget, a young teen tries to keep his first date under wraps, but his parents have other ideas. In Home Away 3000, a space traveler’s funky space van konks out on an unknown planet with plenty of surprises.
Films in this program:
Canada, Animation, Jaida Salmon; 2019, 2 min.
Join Zoey as she goes through her weekly grueling routine of washing and styling her hair.
SHY & KETCHUP
Chile, Animation, Teresa Romo; 2019, 4 min.
Hunger or craving, a shy girl has to push beyond her comfort zone to fulfill her need in this hilarious film.
THE BUTTERFLY AFFECT
Canada, Animation, Stephanie Blakey; 2019, 5 min.
Before “the change,” Jesse didn’t think she was any different from her friends. Now she’s a young worm trying to find her place in a butterfly’s world.
China & USA, Animation, Siqi Song; 2019, 7 min.
In Chinese, with English subtitles
On Chinese New Year, finding the coin hidden in a dumpling brings good luck. One girl discovers new identities and long-standing connections tucked inside as well.
Qatar, Live Action, Nada Bedair; 2019, 7 min.
In Arabic, with English subtitles
From her sixth grade classroom, Noor sketches a kite she sees outside the school walls. When new student Zayn walks in, a dream starts to take flight.
HOME AWAY 3000
France, Animation, Héloïse Pétel & Philippe Baranzini; 2018, 11 min.
After crashing on an unknown planet, a space traveller begins to repair his spaceship. Little does he know the surprises that await him.
THE ONE YOU NEVER FORGET
USA, Live Action, Morgan Jon Fox; 2019, 8 min.
A 14-year-old excitedly prepares for his first dance, but will his date live up to his parents’ expectations?
Colombia, Live Action, Giselle Geney; 2018, 14 min.
In Spanish, with English subtitles
Get your (soccer) kicks on the way to school with Gonzalo as he hilariously tries his very best to keep things clean and stay in the game.
Iran, Animation, Mohsen Rezapour; 2019, 7 min.
On a mysterious, unknown planet, a rabbit-like creature is eaten, but that’s just the beginning of the story.