The Best of the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks Two

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The Best of the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks Two

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Recommended age: 8+

With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers a selection of nine clever, thought-provoking short films sure to inspire older kids to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize Award-winner Game (US), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders.

Free hands-on activities upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery before and after the screening

  1. Time-Lapse Floor Drawing: Choose your favorite colors and bring the JBFC Kids universe to life in this interactive time-lapse design.
  2. Stop-Motion Animation: Create short films of your own using paper, clay, and 3D animals!
  3. Film Pods: Get cozy in our pop-up Film Pod! Use green screening to show us your favorite Kid Flicks films and the scenes you liked most.

We are also screening, Kid Flicks One, a shorts program for ages 3–7. Learn more here.

Animation, Jon Frickey, 2018, 11 min Japanese with English Subtitles
Jiro feels sick. When his father takes him to the doctor, tests confirm it’s nothing serious… and yet reveal surprising news about Jiro. But who says you can’t challenge the results?

Czech Republic
Animation, Veronika Zacharova, 2016, 6 min
A citizen needs rescuing. Luckily, there’s a superhero on hand who just needs somewhere to get into costume…

Animation, Roman Sokolov, 2017, 9 min
Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses the wintry forest. The challenge: make sure this new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.

Animation, Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli & Romain Salvini 2016, 7 min
From escalators to robotic vacuums, automation helps this slightly surreal Japanese megamall hum along. But sometimes a little human touch goes a long way…

Animation, Paloma Baeza, 2017, 12 min
Nanuk, a tough-talking polar bear, meets Aklak, an enthusiastic grizzly, when he encroaches on her own dwindling turf. She’s understandably a little less than patient with his clueless cheer.

Animation, Sara Litzenberger, 2017, 3 min
Sasquatch. Bigfoot. Call him what you will, if you can catch him on camera, that is, in this surprising look behind his elusive nature.

Live Action, Jeannie Donohoe, 2017, 15 min
A.J. Green, a new kid in town, shows up at boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Can it be sustained?

Live Action, Joel Ramirez, 2017, 6 min
Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.

Documentary, Kim Brand, 2017, 15 min
Two boys from Holland are headed on a big journey, traveling to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos where their mothers volunteer. How will the boys bridge such big differences in language, culture, and experiences to make friends and build meaningful bonds?

Live Action, JBFC Students, 2018, 11 min
After winning a qualifying race, star runner, Riley, mysteriously disappears. Worried, Riley’s best friend begins to investigate starting with the other racers…

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