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CFFS 2019, Short Films

Borders, Boundaries and Home (Shorts Program)

Saturday, January 26 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 30 – 3:30pm
Ages 13+
* Filmmaker (and Executive Director) Vivian Hua (Searching Skies) in attendance! *

All children have the right to a home, but for the young people in some of these narrative and documentary films, political and religious issues threaten their futures. The films are made by filmmakers in response to worldwide migration issues, and also include a documentary from a dream city, where origins and cultural differences do not matter to a tight-knit group of boys.

CFFS 2019, Features

Supa Modo

Friday, February 1 – 7:00pm
Saturday, February 2 – 5:00pm
(Feature from Germany/Kenya, in Swahili, Kikuyu & English, with Eng. subtitles)
Ages 11+
* Kenya’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Film! *

Sometimes it takes a village to make our dreams come true. Jo, a nine year old, is obsessed with superheroes and dreams of becoming one to overcome her diagnosis of a terminal illness. Unable to force Jo to spend her remaining days in bed, her town community comes together to support her belief in her superpowers. Not all heroes have capes, but Jo sure does, and her powers are more inspiring than any of today’s superhero-based special effects blockbusters.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Journeys, Genders and Identity (Shorts Program)

Saturday, January 26 – 11:30am
Ages 11+

This program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity — just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one of kind, finding their way towards their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Ordinary to Extraordinary (Shorts Program)

Saturday, February 2 – 1:30pm
Ages 11+
* Filmmaker Tatiana Skorlupkina (The Dachshund in the Picture Frame) in attendance! *

These evocative animated and live-action films for older kids show how easy it is to tear the fabric between what is real and what could be real, if we only imagined it. See how an artist brings her paintings to life, how a big bad wolf is not so bad, how a girl can turn into a horse, how all things in nature are truly connected, how time can stand still when you realize a grandmother and mother’s love, and how to step inside the mind of another person to change it.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Dance for Life (Shorts Program)

Saturday, January 26 – 5:00pm
Sunday, January 27 – 7:00pm
Ages 8+

Enjoy these short films that celebrate the magic of movement around the world! See how birds swarm in a beautiful symphony in the sky, marvel at a dancing Yeti that storms Paris, and join a blind man as he grooves to the deep vibrations of music. The program also spotlights two young people who turn the streets and playgrounds of Los Angeles into their dance floor, and gives an in-depth peek into the lives of two, pre-teen dancers who are rising stars in the school of the Royal Danish Ballet.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Force for Nature (Shorts Program)

Sunday, January 27 – 5:30pm
Ages 9+

These live-action and animation films, including documentaries and fables, tell stories about the beauty of the earth and its creatures, meant to instill in us all a stronger determination to save our beautiful blue planet and respect all the life and diversity it contains.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Seize the Day (Shorts Program)

Saturday, February 2 – 10:30am
Saturday, February 2 – 11:00am
Saturday, February 9 – 11:00am
Ages 5+

Some days seem made for saying “hip-hip-hooray,” but others times can bring more challenges and hills to climb. These animated films are filled with stories of breakthroughs and learning to appreciate how our friends and families can make the world go around in the most magical way.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Small but Mighty (Shorts Program)

Sunday, January 27 – 11:00am
Ages 2+

It’s around the world adventure time with vibrant characters who are out to laugh, sing, solve puzzles, eat tasty food and spread their wings and fly. Parents: feel free to whisper subtitles to your little ones during this storybook collection, or just sit back and enjoy the enjoy the music of other languages. The colorful stories here are simple to follow!

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Feathery and Furry Fun (Shorts Program)

Saturday, January 26 – 11:00am
Wednesday, January 30 – 10:30am
Ages 2+

Meet a menagerie full of new friends in this all-animated program, filled with creatures great and small. This program is filled with roly-poly adventures, vibrant colors, yummy treats and happy endings!