Made by Children! Various This year's version of short animation from around the world made by children, presented in partnership with the Varazdin Croatia Animation Festival. Films from Croatia, Russia, Belgium, Africa, France and beyond! (A) (Global)
Abridged Arjun Rihan Two pieces of the Bay Bridge must work together to get the job done. Could love follow? (A) (USA)
Propose Dan Racusin A lively music video for a popular Japanese band. (A) (USA/Japan)
Gallery Girl Andrew Marshel A lonely girl inside a painting longs to know what else is out there. (A) (USA)
Garpenfargle Bill Kersey/Edward Kim Can one little dog stay out of the trash? (L) (USA)
Munchimonster! Charlotte Puerin The Munchimonster and friends help kids learn more about good eating and the fun and health benefits of exercise, in the films Munchercise with Munchy Monster, How to Save Seeds, and more. (A) (USA)
Lost and Found Philip Hunt A boy and a penguin find friendship and adventure. Who is lost, and who is found? (A) (UK)
Saturday April 19, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Anansi and Turtle Andrew Aiton Based on the West African folktale, the story of selfish spider Anansi, taught the value of sharing by Turtle. (A) (USA)
A Film by Abigail Paul Vernon A child discusses her new toy video camera she received for Christmas, leading her to create and explain the characters and plot of an intricate story she has for a film. (D) (UK)
Bunny Business Rebecca Olson A young man needs to fix his favorite stuffed animal. (A) (USA)
Luminaris Juan Pablo Zaramella In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.
Bottle Kirsten Lepore Stop-motion short detailing a transoceanic conversation via bottle.
Move Mountain Kirsten Lepore A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape.
Cootie Contagion Joshua Smooha Biohazard. Cootie levels: Maximum. Patient: Matt. Infected by: Rebecca. Patient still interested in her. Patient must be quarantined! (L) (U.S.)
Saturday April 19, 2014 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Ahco on the Road Soyeon Kim A baby elephant is on a journey home after being separated from her mother. (A) (USA)
Quique's Guiro Julio Benito Cabrera Old Guiro has little use for the modern music of the new generation. But maybe he can help them see things his way? (L) (Puerto Rico)
Dead Bug Julio Benito Cabrera Don't be too quick to judge nature. It may surprise you. A colorful animation-meets-live-action treat. (L) (Puerto Rico)
Stepped On Latoya Raveneau A boy is not allowed to speak, but finds his value as a friend goes beyond words. (A) (USA)
The Kangaroo Anna Gutto A playful film about a young girl's struggle to accept a big change in her family. (L) (USA)
Tuurngait Paul-Emile Boucher An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird. (A) (France)
What I Got Kevin Davis/Bill Mumy Bill Mumy, aka Joe Busker, gets transported into a Humphrey Bogart movie by unknown forces, when he meets a mysterious girl at the Santa Monica Pier. A tribute to John Houston's The African Queen. (L/A)
Follow Nicholas Mastrangelo In this music video by the band Haunted by Heroes, bravery wins out in a battle involving robots and monsters.
I've Awoken Nicholas Mastrangelo A robot crash lands on a planet and tries to settle into his new "home"-until he begins to miss the things that warmed his heart the most.
Saturday April 19, 2014 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Made by Kids: The Sequel Varazdin Animation Festival (VAFI) More creative and delightful films made by kids of all ages through our partnership with VAFI. Short animated films made by children in Croatia, Russia, China, Japan, Canada, U.S., Italy and more! (A) (Global)
Down Under Hour! KidzFlicks In our partnership with the Australian children's film festival KidzFlicks, we present five short films from the Land Down Under, the varied and enjoyable films: White Rabbit's First Sleepover, My Eco-Friendly House, The Simple Things in Life, Quirky Rome, Josh and the Bean Talk, and Generation One 2012. Enjoy, mate! (L, D) (Australia)
Best of Fest, Vol. 2 Various More of the best worldwide short films and animation from the last 11 years of the festivals to close things out, including several new short favorites from the past year! (L/A) (Global)