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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, 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

Ready to Roll: Future Filmmakers Showcase (Shorts Program)

Sunday, January 27 – 7:00pm
Ages 8+
* Youth filmmakers in attendance and video greetings from Lebanese filmmaker Nour El Hoda Wahid! *

Celebrate how youth, teen and young adult filmmakers in Seattle and around the world are honing their craft, expressing their creativity and dreaming the future! This program features joyous animation, narrative flights of fancy, thoughtful documentaries about important issues, and the award winner of the CFFS Plural+ Prize, given in partnership with PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration.

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

No Bullies Allowed (Shorts Program)

Saturday, January 26 – 7:00pm
Sunday, January 27 – 1:30pm
Age 9+
* Filmmaker Enrique Delzer (Robbie’s Fears) in attendance! *

These short films are all about fearless kids who learn to stand strong, breathe deep and fly high. Meet a boy who overcomes his fears, a classroom full of kids who practice the powers of meditation, a boy and girl who learn that their friendship is worth fighting for, a student whose teachers make unreasonable demands about the cleanliness of his shoes and a kid who must gather the courage to leave a secret hideout where bullies have been banned.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Para Picar: Historias Cortas en Español (Shorts Program)

Wednesday, January 30 – 1:30pm
Saturday, February 2 – 3:30pm
Ages 8+

These short animated and live-action films from Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and the US will introduce you to a world of boys and girls who aren’t afraid to take chances, reach out to new friends, and explore their worlds.

Estos cortometrajes animados y de acción en vivo de Chile, Colombia, Cuba, México, España y los EE. UU. te presentarán un mundo en lo que niños y niñas no temen correr riesgos, buscar nuevos amigos y explorar sus mundos.

CFFS 2019, Short Films

Beyond the Rainbow (Shorts Program)

Saturday, February 2 – 5:30pm
Saturday, February  9 – 11:30am
Ages 7+

Enter a beautifully animated wonderland of timeless tales, fables and fantastic yarns. You’ll meet a kitten who masters the briny deep, creatures who live a world made of wool, two lemurs who take a voyage to the beyond, a jungle where animals and humans coexist in peace, a place in the woods where friendly monsters live, and a cyclist who keeps the world spinning round.

CFFS 2018, Short Films

High Flyers (CFFS 2018)

Sat, Jan 27, 2018 @ 11 AM Sat, Feb 10, 2018 @ 11 AM Ages 2+. 70 min. Spread your wings and soar through the air! In these sweet and funny films, you’ll meet a brave baby owl, take an around-the-world trip with a lost little dolly, and accompany a feisty little girl when she […]