Family Matinee

Best of the Fest Animation Showcase

Saturday, November 11, 2023
59 minutes 
Animation, Children/Family, Short films
Not Rated (All Ages)
English, Not Subtitled
Dive into exciting adventures and vibrant colors with this joyful collection of award-winning and audience favorite short animated films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle. Follow along as different critters and kids embark on adventures of friendship, family, and learning to be yourself!
THE FOX AND THE PIGEON: NARRATIVE NEIGHBOURS: The Fox and the Pigeon feel the need to fit in. (Chelsea van Tol, Tyler Pacana, Matt Walton, Morgan Thompson, Sharon Gabriella, Viktor Ivanovski & Sang Lee, Canada, 2022, 5 min, in English)
BLEWISH: When Ezra’s classmates are confused that he’s both Black and Jewish (Blewish), he gets frustrated, and hides his Jewish identity. But when he meets two other Blewish kids, he begins to embrace his whole identity. (Ezra Edmond, US, 2021, 4 min, nonverbal)
A clown struggles to accept the inevitable demise of his balloon animals, but with the help, he gains a new perspective that helps him . (Kayla Borecky, Canada, 2022, 7 min, in English)
T-REX: Sadly, the T-Rex is very bad at playing basketball. (Julia Ocker, Germany, 2022, 4 min, nonverbal)
MEL FELL: One day, when Mama bird is away, Mel decides it’s time to learn to fly. Despite her fears, Mel takes to the sky…and plummets! A host of animals try to intervene, but Mel remains committed. (Galen Fott, US, 2022, 7 min, in English)
PETE: CW: Bullying but ends on a hopeful note. Pete is based on a true story about gender identity, little league baseball, the people who inspire change, and the superheroes who allow that change to happen. (Bret Parker, US, 2022, 6 min, in English)
THE CUCUMBER VILLAGE: Three little mouse deers live happily in Cucumber Village. When the youngest has his ball flattened by a chicken, his two sisters find a way to make their little brother smile. (Daud Nugraha, Indonesia, 2021, 4 min, in Indonesian with English subtitles [younger audience members may need help reading!])
SPIRIT OF THE FOREST: A young girl learns to respect the land. (Nandini Rao, Nirupa Rao, Kalp Sanghvi, India, 2022, 7 min, in English & Kannada with English subtitles)
MAREA: Moon guardians are living on a tiny island and dealing with the ups and downs of their everyday life and the tide. (Giulia Martinelli, Switzerland, 2022, 5 min, nonverbal)
I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY: Sockz Theatre puts their own spin on the classic story of one lady’s remarkable digestive system. (Christian Perry & Eric Tsuchiyama, US, 4 min, in English)
WINTER IN A DAY: Bear dreams of one day experiencing winter and is sad to be missing it once again. With the help of some friends, Fox creates winter in a day for Bear. (Liddy Salter, US, 2022, 7 min, nonverbal)
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