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Kids + Families

Part of SFFILM Festival

Shorts 6: Family Films

13 Apr
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:00 am PT


Sometimes the key to growing up is staying young at heart. These inventive and touching stories imagine unsuspecting friendships and clever innovations, while capturing the joy and sadness universal to all. Travel with the whole family to Brazil, the moon, and even your own backyard in this lively and heartwarming collection of stories. Works range from new student work to Academy Award and Emmy-nominated shorts, represented by noted studios like Cartoon Saloon and Google Spotlight Stories.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Total running time 66 min
Titles listed alphabetically rather than in order of play. All films are in competition.

Back to the Moon
A charming illusionist, an adventurous queen of hearts, and an evil green man journey through early cinema, celebrating the artistry and magic of Georges Méliès.
(FX Goby, Hélène Leroux, USA 2018, 3 min)

This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Belly Flop
Penny, a fearless young girl learning to dive, is unperturbed by a talented diver who keeps stealing the spotlight.
(Jeremy Collins, Kelly Dillon, South Africa 2018, 5 min)

In Bloom (Fé Bhlàth)
Tending to the last thing his love gave him, a man toils to make a delicate flower flourish and grow.

(Ross Stewart, Ireland 2018, 5 min) In Gaelic.

Lost & Found
In this touching short, two stuffed animal pals put it all on the line in the name of friendship.
(Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley Slabe, Australia 2018, 8 min)

One Small Step
A dream that took seed in Luna’s heart when she was young takes on new meaning with experience and age in this Oscar-nominated short.
(Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas, USA/China 2018, 8 min)

The Pen Licence
Share in this heart-warming journey as Tiana and her classmates struggle to survive a coming-of-age ritual experienced by every Australian child.
(Olivia Peniston-Bird, Australia 2018, 9 min)

The Pig on the Hill
When Duck moves in next door to the reclusive Pig, he learns not only how to become friends, but how to build bridges. (John Helms, Jamy Wheless, USA 2018, 6 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Pre-School Poets: A Poem About All Different Things
Written by a four-year old poet, this hand-crafted animation opens a portal into the real world of the limitless imagination of kids.
(Nancy Kangas, Josh Kun, USA 2018, 2 min)

Right on Tracks – It’s All Family
Exploring timely topics through music, this song broaches all the different types of families, welcoming us all to practice kindness and cheer.
(Johny Kelly, UK/USA 2019, 2 min)

Rooftop Kiters
Children living in the tough favelas of Brazil find moments of joy and respite in flying beautiful kites from their rooftops.
(Daniel Ribeiro de Castro Paiva, Brazil 2018, 5 min) In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Sam’s Dream
A small mouse relies on his cleverness and his friends to make his crazy dream of flying with swallows come true.
(Nölwenn Roberts, France 2018, 7 min)

A boy finds a simple solution to help his grandmother slurp her soup.
(Florent Hill, France 2018, 4 min) In French with English subtitles.

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