Recommended Age: 3+
Jumpstart your little ones’ love of cinema with Kid Flicks One! Curated to charm all ages, this very special shorts program from NYICFF showcases delightfully creative films from all over the world—including an octopus who will do anything to keep a neat home, a boy who wants to join a magical band, a walrus who can’t stop thinking of strawberry ice cream, and much more!
Vote for your favorite! Audience members young and old will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite short to determine which film receives the JBFC Kids Audience Choice Award!
Title: a film by m+m
United States. Animation. Megan McShane & Matthew Yang. 2020. 2 min. No dialogue.
Two wacky wizard friends bump and cruise through a fantastical land, powered by green in more ways than one!
Title: A Lynx in the Town
France. Switzerland. Animation. Nina Bisiarina. 2019. 7 min. No dialogue.
You’ve heard of King Kong—now meet this king cat; a giant feline who falls for the big city, with its skyscraper scratching posts and inhabitants who marvel at her size.
Netherlands. Animation. Joost van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk. 2020. 2 min. No dialogue.
Being a neat freak is easy when you’ve got eight arms and live underwater, but try keeping up with this octopus teacher’s hilarious lesson!
Title: Kenya’s Symphony
United States. Animation. Carlos Douglas Jr.. 2020. 5 min. In English.
A stubborn 5-year-old reluctantly heads off to a performance with her mom. When the music starts, will a passion bloom?
Title: Kiri and Lou — “Air”
Canada. New Zealand. Animation. Harry Sinclair. 2020. 5 min. In English.
Kiri and Lou are the silliest creatures around, but they’re smart enough to know a good thing when they’ve got it.
Belarus. Czech Republic. Animation. Aliona Baranova. 2020. 6 min. No dialogue.
A larger-than-life sailor is reminded of home when a passenger’s daughter brings aboard a tiny red leaf, inspiring a grand new journey.
Title: Mido and the Instrumals
France. Animation. Roman Guillanton. 2020. 6 min. No dialogue.
Young Mido wants to be part of the band, but he just might need to tune his wild and wooly style to jam with these cool creatures.
Title: Sum of its Parts
United States. Animation. Alisa Stern. 2019. 3 min. No dialogue.
Wondrous creatures bop, slither, and shake to the beat of the forest in this silly sylvan symphony.
Title: The Yogi Walrus
United Kingdom. Animation. Daleya Marohn. 2019. 4 min. In English.
Little Emi craves ice cream, and always wants more. Learning to savor is the cherry on top.
France. Spain. Animation. Jose Prats & Alvaro Robles. 2020. 12 min. No dialogue.
Safe and dry, Kyna has her dad’s love and protection to carry her through…until her dog, Nana, needs a rescue.
Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Note: Proof of vaccination for children five and older is required for entry. Masks are required for children under five years old. Read more about our safety policies here.
Every family who attends a JBFC Kids program gets a stamp card, and receives one stamp per screening or event. Once you collect four stamps, you’ll receive free tickets and a fun prize! If you already have a JBFC Kids stamp card at home, make sure to bring it with you to the screening.