The Best of the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival Kidflix 1

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The Best of the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival Kidflix 1

This very special event includes two separate programs of Kidflix (films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival), select shorts made by JBFC students, and an opportunity for audiences to vote for their favorite!

Kidflix 1

Recommended for ages 3–7

These delightfully creative animated films from around the world include appealing and funny stories and characters that young audiences will love—including young girls who find primate pals, tiny creatures who are both welcome and unwelcome additions to someone’s home, a well-fed crocodile, and much more.

Kidflix 2

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Kidflix 2 screens Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1:45. More information and tickets are available here.

JBFC Kids activities before and after the screening on Sept. 24

The screening is part of Art House Theater Day, which celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists, and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.

OUTDOOR CINEMA
Russia/Australia
Animation, Tatiana Poliektova, 2014, 3 min
The best cinema of all reflects what is right in front of us, in this homage to all things that capture our eye.

THE BIRDIE
Russia
Animation, Yekaterina Filippova, 2015, 3 min
Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier.

A HOLE
Mexico
Animation, Maribel Suarez, 2016, 5 min
A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.

TIGER
Germany
Animation, Kariem Saleh, 2016, 4 min
A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.

CROCODILE
Germany
Animation, Julia Ocker, 2016, 4 min
A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.

KONIGIRI KUN: SHOPPING
Japan
Animation, Mari Miyazawa, 2015, 5 min
Konigiri Kun, a curious rice ball with a penchant for shopping, goes out to market and is tempted all around in
this hilarious nod to overconsumption.

SPRING JAM
New Zealand
Animation, Ned Wenlock, 2016, 6min
Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him
make music for the spring jam?

WATER PATH FOR A FISH
Spain/Colombia/France
Animation, Mercedes Marro, 2016, 8 min
Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When
the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.

SPIDER WEB
Russia
Animation, Natalia Chernysheva, 2016, 4 min
Anyone can get caught in a bind, but working together means weaving new webs of strength in one spider’s
dilemma.

YOU LOOK SCARY
USA
Animation, Xiya Lan, 2016, 4 min
Sometimes we amplify our fears. Usually, they’re not so bad at all.

STONE SOUP
France/Belgium
Animation, Clementine Robach, 2015, 7 min
Times are tough in one little town: first no food, now no electricity. Eventually, the transformative power of
community nourishes all in more ways than one.

MR. NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF
Lithuania
Animation, Ignas Meilunas, 2016, 2 min
Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.

THE POCKET MAN
France/Switzerland/Georgia
Animation, Ana Chubinidze, 2016, 7 min
Good things come in all sizes and packages. Especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.

THE PITS
USA
Live Action Puppetry, Mike Hayhurst, 2016, 3 min
We know it’s not always easy being green–but it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children age 13 and under)