Winter Wondershorts

Saturday, December 18 - Sunday, December 26, 2010

Celebrate snowballs, skates and sledding with this all-new collection of short films devoted to the coldest season of the year. Grab some cocoa (or hot popcorn) and come hibernate with some of our chilliest, flurriest, wintriest films ever – suitable for all ages! Program includes:

Snowflakes and Carrots – US Premiere

Animation, Samantha Leriche-Gionet, Canada, 2010, 4 min

A little girl is stealing the noses off of all the snowmen in sight, but who are they for?

The Rocket Cat

Animation, Kaminski/Jansson, Germany/Sweden, 2000, 12.5 min

While out ice-fishing, an eccentric inventor and his pet cat get stranded in a storm and spend New Year’s Eve huddled together in an igloo fending off the bitter cold.

Pingu Steals

Claymation, Silvio Mazzola, Netherlands, 1997, 5 min

Pingu, the infectiously amusing and understated little clay animated penguin, steals a cake and attempts to hide it from his mother.


Animation, Cecilia Marreiros Marum, Belgium, 2003, 8.5 min

A little boy will need to be inventive to protect his snowman from the changing weather.

KJFG No. 5

Animation, Alexey Alexeev, Hungary, 2008, 2 min

Three musicians, the Bear, the Rabbit, and the Wolf, are working on their hit song in the forest, when suddenly the hunter turns up…


Documentary, Stephen Hyde, Peru/USA, 2008, 10.5 min

Direct from the Peruvian Andes, a real-life look at the lengths some people go to to get a snowcone.

Pingu and the Band

Claymation, Liz Whitaker, UK, 2005, 5 min

Pingu and his baby sister are driving mother crazy, drumming all over the igloo! But then grandfather inspires Pingu to make music instead of noise.

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