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Kid Flix 1

Come enjoy some of the best animated shorts of the year! Kid Flix 1 is a part of the New York International Best of The Fest Tour that features twelve family -friendly animated shorts from eight different countries. 

Showtimes: Saturday, February 4th at 12noon and Sunday February 5th at 10 am. 

We are celebrating  the Second Annual Portland Kids Film Festival with  special Pajama Party viewings of Kid Flix 1 on Saturday, February 4th at 12 noon and Sunday, February 5th at 10am. The only thing better than watching great animated films on A weekend is watching them in your pajamas!

 

 

58 minutes

ages 2+

 

List of Films:

 

Tiny Tunes: Food

(Andy Martin, UK 1 min) 

An adorable band recites a tiny poem about some delicious food!

 

Looks

(Susann Hoffmann, Germany, 3min) 

Can a grey lynx fit into the colorful world he lives in?

 

 One, Two, Tree

(Yulia Aronova , France, 7 min)  

Watch what happens when a tree jumps into a pair of special boots.

 

Octopus

(Julia Ocker, Germany, 3:5min)

Do eight arms make baking a cake any easier?

 

Me....Jane

(Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, USA, 9min)  

A gorgeous animated tale about the legendary Jane Goodlall.

Zoo Storty

(Veronika Zacharova, Czech Republic, 4 min)

A bored girl and a gorilla get into some fun at the Zoo.

 

That is Not  A Good Idea

(Pete List, USA, 7.5 min)

A classic tale of the Fox and the Goose with some help from a group of chicks.

 

Perfect Houseguest

(Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter, USA 1.5 min)

Can an adorable mouse makes an ideal houseguest?

 

An Object At Rest

(Seth Boyden, USA 5.5 min) 

he story of a stone over a millennium of obstacles.

 

The Visitors

(Philip Watts, Australia, 1 min)

Some unwanted visitors show up at a man's perfect house.

 

The Girl Who Spoke Cat

(Dotty Kultys, UK; Poland, 6min) Nonverbal.

A tale of a curious girl who adds some color to her very structured life. 

 

Memories Of The Sea

Six Year Old Fidel's life is changing

(Thais Drassinower, Brazil; USA, 9min)

 

 

 

 

 

 

KID FLIX 2

 

Perfect for families with older children, Kid Flix 2 is a collection of live -action and animated shorts with rich storylines and emotional depth. Featuring ten films from eight different countries;  this program from the NYICFF Best Of The Fest Tour is sure to entertain and enlighten. 

 

Showtime: Sunday, February 5th at 11:15 am

 

 

51 min

ages 8+

List of Films:

 

Accidents, Blunders, And Calamities

(James Cunningham, New Zealand, 5min) 

A father possum tucks his kids in with a bedtime story about humans. 

 

Changeover

(Mehdi Alibeygi, Iran 1.5 min)

bird develops a crush on a badminton court. 

Air- Mail

(Isabelle Favez, France; Switzerland, 6min

A young woman's cat places cupid in this sweet love tale. 

 

The Man, The Boy And The Donkey

(Atsushi Wada, Japan, 3 min

A family of donkey sellers learn from listening to their young son. 

 

Two Friends

(Natalie Chernysheva, France; Russia, 4 min

Unlikely best friends learn from their differences and become even closer!

 

My Grandfather Was A Cherry Tree

(Olga Poliektova & Tatiana Poliektova, Russia, 12.5 min

A young boy learns the importance of his family's beloved cherry tree. 

 

Two Left Feet

(Isabell Salvetti, Italy, 6min)

MIrko learns that his impressive soccer skills may not help him off the field. 

 

Boy By The Name OF Boston

(Grant Kolton, USA 2.5 min)

The take of William Boston living in the desert with his only friend, a scorpion named Chester. 

 

Minoule

(Nicolas Bono-Levrin, France, 4min)

A streetwise cat goes to great lengths to catch a canary.

 

One Hell Of A Plan

( Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, France, 6min)

Two burglars develop a disastrous plan involving a potion, and old lady and too many cats.

 

 

 

The Red Balloon

 

 Do not miss this special treat! Delight your family with a showing of The 1956 Academy Award Wining classic about young Pascal's adventures through Paris with a magical red balloon.

 

Showtime: Saturday, February 4th at 1:30pm 

36 minutes

ages 5+

Photo courtesy of Janus Films    

Photo courtesy of Janus Films

 

 

Pickaloo! 

In partnership with Cine'-Juene, Pickaloo! features nine animated shorts from new european animators. Perfect for an afternoon of fun and wonder; Pickaloo!  is a visual beauty and will bring joy to young hearts. With a variety of animation styles and sweet storylines Pickaloo! is the perfect pick.

 

Showtime: Saturday, February 4th at 2:30pm

 

 

47 min

ages 5+

List of Films:

Catch it!

(Paul Bar, Marion Demaret, Nadège Forner, Pierre-Baptiste Marty, Julien Robyn,Jordan Soler, Franc

A group of meerkats takes care of its beloved and unique fruit near their burrow, but a vulture intends to disturb their peace of mind...

The Little shoe maker

(Galaad Alais, Terry Bonvard, Charley Carlier, Romain Cislo, Pierre-Yves Lefebvre, Philippe Lim, Benjamin Mariotte, Karen Nawfal – France 5 min )
A cobbler is so good at his craft that he makes shoes that come to life. Who would have thought that they would even end up helping him one day?

Circus of red poppy

(Martin Smatana ,Slovakia 5 min)    Once upon a starry night, a small boy with a head full of fantasies witnesses dreamlike circus performances

Astronaut-K

(Daniel Harisberger, Switzerland, 6min)
 A koala astronaut ventures into alien galaxies and explores new worlds. Unfortunately, not only is the astronaut extremely clumsy, he is also dogged by bad luck. Alone on a strange planet and with no possibility of getting back, he must make his way in this exotic world.

Opossum

(Paul Cichon , Germany, 4min)
 Inside an office there’s a coffeemaker which is used frequently by the employees. Little do they know that the machine is a tiny kitchen and every coffee is actually brewed by an opossum. But one day...

Something

(Elena Walf , Germany ,2015   7 min)
 Three great mountains show off their possessions to one another – oil, gold and fire. The little mountain sitting next to them, on the other hand, owns something that appears to be small and useless. This animated film shows how deceptive first impressions can be.

Akouo

(Claire Souquet, Sophie Annibal, Sophie Stanculescu, Nina Degrendel, Sophie Heidenreich – F rance 3 min)

In a silent and without relief world, a little girls meets a strange creature. Wonderful landscapes then appears ...

Hurry up!

(Margot Reumont, Belgique  5min)
 At rush hour, a fruit crowd throngs into the metro to the frantic rhythm of the music until the terminus : a supermarket. .

Hey, deer!

(Ors barczy, Hungary 5 min)
 An adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day. However, there is a suspicious earthquake all night which causes the mess day by day and make unbearable our fella's life

 

Girls Rule!

Girls Rule! is a collection of animated and live action sorts all staring young women and girls. Come celebrate the power and diversity of girls with these fun and powerful films. Bring your daughters AND Sons to Girls Rule! for a fun afternoon. Stay after the film for a Q&A with a local female filmmaker. 

Showtime: Sunday, February 5th at 12:30pm

ages 9+

 

 

 

 

List of Films:

 

World Premiere! 

Limina ( Joshua M. Ferguson, Florian Halbedl, Canada, 15 min)

A curious gender-fluid child embarks on a path of kindness that will forever change the lives of their fellow townspeople in a quaint and picturesque village.

*note to parents,Limina features a gender fluid character and contains scenes in which death and religion are discussed. 

 

 

Freeze

(Matthhijs Bockting,Maria Peters, Netherlands, 15 min)

*In Dutch with English subtitles

Anna discovers a bottle that contains the magical ability to freeze time, but she is not the only one who wants that magical bottle. 

 

Myna & Asterix ( Kenny Basumatary India, 2014 20 mins)

Myna and her cousin Dani learn the true meaning of superpowers.

 

Supergirl (School Cinema, India)

 

Nadia learns that her true superpower is kindness.

 

 

Munya in Me

(Mascha Halberstad,  Fiona van Heemstra, Netherlands 20min)

*In Dutch with English subtitles

Munya has to battle bullies and and a negative self body image in this award-winning stop animation film. 

*note to parents, Munya in Me features a  few brief moments of verbal and physical bullying.