Dive into vibrant colors with this timeless collection of prizewinning and audience-favorite animated films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle. These short films tell big stories and take you on a trip around the world with stop-motion, hand-drawn, and other amazing animation techniques. Watch stories about animal friends, overcoming challenges, deep family love, and learning how to be the best you can be. Suitable for all ages.
(Lucas Hespenheide, USA, 2017, animation, 1 min, English)
An introspective look at the differences between people and learning to love who you are.
(Sophie Olga de Jong and Sytske Kok, The Netherlands, animation, 2018, 2 min, nonverbal)
As a small girl’s grandfather teaches her how to ride a bike, she discovers that real adventures begin where the road ends.
(Joanna Polak, Poland, animation, 2018, 10 min, English)
Mr. Wooly lives in a world made of wool and he is the only person who knows how to keep the place from unraveling. He is, however, old and tired and wants his life to change. Unfortunately… his wish gets granted.
(Uzi Geffenblad, Sweden, animation, 2018, 9 min, nonverbal)
A hungry kitten is out fishing and can’t catch anything tasty. But, in a moment of illumination, she finds a creative solution and a helper.
Little Red Riding Hood
(Martina Holcová, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 4 min, English)
It’s a brave new world: Little Red and Grandma aren’t afraid of the wolf at all.
(James Cunningham, New Zealand, live action and animation, 2016, 6 min, English)
A precocious kitten wants to be a witch’s helper, but first, she must pass a test.
(Sergei Ryabov, Russia, Animation, 2018, 3 min, Russian, with English subtitles)
An inseparable girl and cat are on a long journey playing checkers. The girl keeps winning until the cat gets a lucky break.
(Jeremy Collins, South Africa, animation, 2018, 5 min, nonverbal)
Persistence pays off when a brave girl learning to dive is unperturbed as another swimmer steals the spotlight.
Aidan and Albert Sykes
(Richard O’Connor, USA, 2017, animation, 3 min, English)
Nine-year-old Aidan Sykes of Jackson, Mississippi, asks his father a few important questions.
(Enrique Delzer, USA, animation, 2018, 2:19 min, English)
12-year-old Robbie overcomes the anxieties that keep him awake at night with the help of his mother.
Robot and the Whale
(Jonas Forsman, Sweden, animation, 6 min, nonverbal)
Two robots can do anything – except get wet! So how can they save a beautiful whale?
If You Fall
(Tisha Deb Pillai, Canada, animation, 2018, 6 min, English)
Lila learns that she can ride a bike and her parents can overcome their challenges too.
(Zhanna Bekmambetova, Russia, animation, 2018, 11 min, nonverbal)
This is a fable about the power of a grandmother’s spirit and the journey of her life, as seen by a bird who represents her spirit.