NYICFF Short Films One
Friday, April 11 - Monday, April 21, 2014
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 5 TO 10 – The best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 5 to 10.
A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log (Belgium/France – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE) Animation, Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar, 2014, 26 min: Prepare for more zany, stop-motion mayhem as Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar follow-up their award-winning 2009 feature debut with this Yuletide sequel, detailing the misadventures of Indian and Cowboy, who become overexcited in anticipation of their Christmas gifts and have difficulty not being naughty.
The Centipede and the Toad (France – WORLD PREMIERE, English Version) Animation, Anna Khmelevskaya, 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.
Dingi (Bangladesh/Germany – NY PREMIERE) Live Action, Veit Helmer, 2012, 6 min: A group of rebellious children play a clever trick on the old boatmen who do not allow them to swim in the river Dhaka.
Borrowed Light (USA) Animation, Olivia Huynh, 2013, 4 min: A boy in an abandoned observatory tries to show the city something incredible.
Sea Legs (France – US PREMIERE) Animation, Olesya Shchukina, 2012, 4 min: A Russian sailor comes back to the city after a very long time away at sea and finds that solid land can be difficult to navigate.
The Mole at Sea (Russia – NY PREMIRE) Animation, Anna Kadykova, 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 (Czech Republic – US PREMIERE) Animation, Katerina Karhánková, 2013, 6 min: Three friends discover a mysterious bone. With their imaginations running wild, they set out to discover the creature it belonged to.
Pohpyer (Taiwan – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Hui-ching Tseng, 2012, 3 min: In this inventive stop-motion film, the individual frames of animation are printed on t-shirts and an amusing variety of material, for a music video that blends and blurs imagination and reality.
Big Block Sing-Song: Hair (Canada – US PREMIERE) Animation, Warren Brown, 2012, 2 min From the people who brought us John the Leprechaun, a Kraftwerk-style electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head (and sometimes other places).NR, 70 Minutes