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SFFILM Festival

Shorts 6: Family Films

23 Apr
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 at 10:00 am PT


Providing a little something for everyone, this captivating collection of animated, documentary, and narrative shorts spans the globe. Taking us from the moon’s surface to the sacred lands of the Navajo Nation, these films find moments of deep connection in unexpected ways.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Total Runtime: 71 min

Titles are listed in order of play.

Space Race
A worthy competitor out for the same prize spoils aspirations of glory on the surface of the moon.
(Shane Dioneda, USA 2021, 6 min)

Mama Has a Mustache
Whimsical animation about identity and family outside the traditional gender binary, seen through children’s eyes.
(Sally Rubin, USA 2021, 10 min)

The Trails Before Us
By revitalizing trails on his grandparents’ land, a young Diné mountain biker and a new generation of riders honor the connection to their land, community, and culture.
(Fritz Bitsoie, USA 2021, 13 min)

The Ocean Duck
An ancient tale comes to life, as a young woman visits her ailing grandmother in the hospital during a magical flood.
(Huda Razzak, USA 2021, 7 min)

Dream Carriers
Framed through the migration of monarch butterflies, a college-bound Chicana reflects on the generations of women before her.
(Esmeralda Hernandez, USA 2021, 7 min)

Scornful looks from coworkers are not enough to squash the joy a baker achieves from making a cake.
(Mitchelle Tamariz, France 2021, 3 min)

Battery Daddy
What’s inside that flashlight and TV remote could save the day in very unexpected ways.
(Seung-bae Jeon, South Korea 2021, 6 min)

‘Ohana and ‘Āina: Connecting Family, Farming, and Freedom
An inspiring young activist explores her family’s history to learn about sustainable farming practices in Hawaii.
(Jade Onaka, Joel Serin-Christ, USA 2021, 6 min)

Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat
The mind-numbing factory where he works cannot beat down a man with a head full of dreams.
(William Joyce, UK 2021, 13 min)

Film Details

Country USA, South Korea, France, UK

Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.

Audio Description Audio Description is not available for this screening.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.