Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019

Congratulations to the winners of prizes at Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019!

Our young jurors and audience members have recognized films from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and North America — celebrating the depth and deep beauty of films by filmmakers worldwide, and affirming the mission of our festival to bring global awareness to audiences in Seattle and beyond. To the winners, for sharing their wonderful films with us, and to all who attended: thank you!

 

AUDIENCE PRIZES (decided by votes cast at every screening)

Favorite Live Action Feature: Supa Modo (Kenya)
Favorite Animated Feature: Chieri and Cherry (Japan)
Favorite Documentary Feature: Liyana (Swaziland)
Favorite Live Action Short Film: (tied!) Earthy Encounters (UK) and Kitten Witch (New Zealand)
Favorite Short Animated Film: Belly Flop (South Africa)
Favorite Youth-Made Short Film: My Life (Seattle)

CATBUS KIDS JURY PRIZES (Jurors ages 8 to 10)

Best Live Action Feature: Wendy 2: Best Friends Forever (Germany)
Best Animated Feature: Gordon and Paddy (Sweden)
Global Zoom Prize for the film that best promotes intercultural understanding: Chuskit (India)
Best Animated Short Film: Threads (Canada)
Best Live Action Short Film: Earthy Encounters (UK)
Special Prize for Humor in a Short Live Action Film: The Good Mother (Mexico/UK)
Special Prize for Humor in a Short Animated Film: Little Red Ridding Hood (Czech Republic)

FANTASTIC FOXES JURY PRIZES (Jurors ages 11 to 14)

Best Live Action Feature: Supa Modo (Kenya)
Best Animated Feature: Tito and the Birds (Brazil)
Global Zoom Prize for the film that best promotes intercultural understanding: Liyana (Swaziland)
Best Live Action Short Film: 3feet (Colombia)
Best Animated Short Film: Tweet-Tweet (Russia)
Jury Choice Award for interpretive storytelling in a short film: Am I Paris? (France)
Jury Choice Award for Innovation in Animation in a feature film: Chieri and Cherry (Japan)

IRON GIANTS JURY PRIZES (Jurors ages 15+)

Best Feature Film: Supa Modo (Kenya)
Global Zoom Prize for the film that best promotes intercultural understanding: Breath (Iran)
Best Animated Short Film: Genbanojo (Japan)
Best Live Action Short Film: Stardust (Mexico)
Special Prize for Best Visual Style in an Animated Film: Cat Days (Japan/Germany)
Special Prize as Kid’s Favorite for an Animated Film: People (USA)

SPECIAL PLURAL+ PRIZE (awarded by a panel in partnership with the Plural+ Film and Video Festival in New York City) for a youth-made film that examines the issues of migration, diversity, and inclusion:

Cross Worlds (Lebanon)

 

Children’s Film Festival Seattle Inspires Kids to Be the Dream

JANUARY 24, 2019 – FEBRUARY 9, 2019 at Northwest Film Forum

Inspiring empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world,
the beloved annual festival for Seattle-area children and families
celebrates its 14th edition with 146 fantastic films from 39 countries.


Festival passes are available!

$180 General   |   $140 Senior/Student/Child   |   $90 for NWFF members


CFFS 2019 FESTIVAL DIRECTORY


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