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Free Family Shorts
February 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Join us for a block of seven family-friendly short films! Admission is FREE, plus Legendary Doughnuts will be providing free donuts for attendees!
Dir. by Alex Budovsky, Animation (4 min) USA
BROOKLYN BREEZE is a visual journey through different parts of Brooklyn, some of the iconic spots and others not often seen by visitors, based on a tune recorded by New York-based Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. *Official Selection: Tribeca, Martha’s Vineyard, Athens International and New York International Children’s Film Festival
Dir. by Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Animation (4 min) France
You’ve heard of night owls and bookworms? Well both perfectly describe this mouse, who must find a way to continue his exciting bedtime reading when it’s lights out. *Official Selection: New York International Children’s, Nevada City, and Milwaukee Film Festivals
The Pig on the HIll
Dir. by Jamy Wheless & John Helms, Animation (6 min) USA
When Pig’s free-spirited, rambunctious new neighbor, Duck, plunges himself into Pig’s quiet, orderly life, Pig learns that having friends is what he has been missing all along. *Official Selection: Chicago International Children’s, BFI London
Everything Must Go!
Dir. by Lee Gallagher, Animation (3 min) USA
Conspiracy theorist and alien hunter Ian ends a day of fruitless searching with the discovery of a lifetime–a garage sale at the mysterious Area 51. All the proof he’s ever needed exists, and it’s priced to move! It’s the best day of his life…until an unforeseen obstacle puts a dent in his plans. *Official Selection: Austin, Fargo Fantastic, and Sidewalk Film Festivals
Tree #3 – An AFI Thesis Film
Dir. by Omer Ben-Shachar, Family Drama (20 min) USA
After he’s been cast (again!) as a background tree in his annual middle school play, an ambitious and imaginative Israeli immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget. *Official Selection: San Diego International, Hollyshorts, Rhode Island International, Hamptons International and LA Shorts Film Festivals
Dir. by Mark C. Smith, Animation (9 min) USA
Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion. *Kansas City International, Ojai, Dublin Animation, Tel Aviv, Macon, Bermuda International, Chicago International Children’s, Austin, San Diego International, Hamptons, Tribeca and Atlanta Film Festivals
Dir. by Joe Wood, Animation (2 min) United Kingdom
A successful gym session is all about maintaining a good rhythm. *New York International Children’s, Milwaukee, and New Zealand International Film Festivals
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