NYICFF Shorts for Tots

Monday, April 14 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Recommended Ages: 3 to 6

SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 3 TO 6 – A diverse showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 6.

Program includes:

My Mom is an Airplane (Russia/USA – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Yulia Aronova, 2013, 6.5 min: ]There are all different kinds of mothers in this world. But can your mom fly?

Hello World (France – US PREMIERE) Animation, Eric Serre, 2012, 5.5 min: In a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

Sky Color (USA) Animation, Peter H. Reynolds, 2012, 7 min: When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural, she discovers the blue is missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to look at the world through the eyes of an artist.

On The Wing (Russia – WORLD PREMIERE, English Version) Animation, Vera Myakisheva, 2012, 6 min: A young chicken wonders how she can learn to fly, just like all the other birds.

The Smortlybacks (China/Switzerland – US PREMIERE) Animation, Ted Sieger/Wouter Dierickx, 2013, 5 min: A mahout and his herd of peculiar pachyderms live on a mountain plateau. Together they embark on an amazing and never-ending journey.

The Lovely Letter L (USA) Animation, Evan Spiridellis, 2012, 1.5 min: An infectious song about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

Hopfrog (Russia – EAST COAST PREMIERE) Animation, Leonid Shmelkov, 2012, 3.5 min: A series of non-scientific observations of the jumping fellows’ life.

What is Music? (USA – WORLD PREMIERE) Animation, Christian Robinson, 2013, 3.5 min: Given a brief quiz on music, these kids provide some of the best – if not the most accurate – answers possible.

I Want my Hat Back (USA – WORLD PREMIERE) Animation, Galen Fott, 2013, 9 min: Bear’s hat is gone and none of the animals have seen it. He starts to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.

Snowflake (Russia – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Natalia Chernysheva, 2012, 5 min: A boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow. In the morning, he finds that his world has been transformed.

Monstersymponie (Germany – NY PREMIERE) Animation, Kiana Nagshineh, 2012, 4 min: Meet the band: four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments. And they’re definitely playing past their bedtime.

  • Running Time 65 minutes

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