NYICFF KID FLICKS TWO 2021-2022
Daring & deep films for kids to dream big for ages 7+!
Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival.
With shorts for ages 7+, Kid Flicks Two audiences are ready for plenty of fun, plus deeper themes and multilingual films with English subtitles. Stop motion equals nonstop action in Wild Lea, as a feral Colombian cat goes from lonely to loved, but can she learn to settle down with her new makeshift family? And if kooky tales are what you’re craving, you’ll flip your lid over the hilariously absurd split personalities of Matilda and the Spare Head. In the doc Dear Future Me, 6th graders wrote letters to their future selves; fast-forward to 2020 when the now 12th graders re-read them with alternately surprising, bittersweet, and hilarious results.
68 mins., In English and other languages with English subtitles.
Films in this program:
United States, Animation, Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu & Han Chen Chang, 2020, 4 min.
A grandfather and granddaughter bond over dragons, dance, and shared cultural traditions.
MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD
Lithuania, Animation, Ignas Meilūnas, 2020, 13 min.
Lithuanian with English subtitles
Matilda wants to be the smartest person in the world. When she can’t fit any more in her head, she figures two heads are better than one.
Colombia, Animation, María Teresa Salcedo Montero, 2020, 9 min.
Spanish with English subtitles
Stop motion equals nonstop action as a feral Colombian cat goes from lonely to loved, but can she learn to settle down with her new makeshift family?
DEAR FUTURE ME
United States, Live Action Documentary, Sarah Klein & Tom Mason, 2020, 13 min.
In 2014, 6th graders wrote letters to their future selves. Fast-forward to 2020 when the now-12th graders re-read them with alternately surprising, bittersweet, and hilarious results.
Canada, Live Action Documentary, Sandi Rankaduwa, 2019, 15 min.
Josh, a gifted African-Canadian hockey player in an overwhelmingly white sport, hones his skills and discovers a remarkable, buried heritage of Black athletes who helped pioneer the sport.
France, Animation, Marion Philippe, Kayu Leung, Théo Jamin & Jean-Géraud Blanc, 2020, 5 min.
French with English subtitles
Louis, 8-and-a-half-years-old and autistic, arrives in his new school prepared to introduce himself.
United States, Animation, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, 2020, 9 min.
Hawaiian with English subtitles
This Oscar® shortlisted film uncovers the healing power of the past when the long-hidden histories of four stones and the legendary spirits in them are revealed.