WE ARE EXCITED TO SHOW YOU A SAMPLING OF THE AMAZING FILMS WE HAVE SELECTED FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL.

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FILM DIRECTOR COUNTRY LENGTH
 

A Long Weekend

Luke Van Mol

United States

13 minutes

 

A lazy teenage girl must complete a procrastinated essay on the eve of its due date. Unfortunately, she has to babysit her energetic young siblings on the same evening.

Film Block: BLOCK #10: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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All American Kids

Ariel Poster

United States

20 minutes

 
ALL AMERICAN KIDS, transports young audiences across the country through kid driven mini-documentaries—from Melina photographing wildlife in Alphabet City to Laila throwing fast pitches in Jemez Pueblo—kids discover what makes them unique, while developing an understanding that WE ARE ALL AMERICAN.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Aye Ko

Daniel Fahn Schoffman

Myanmar

18 minutes

 

Stranded on a Southeast Asian country road with a headstrong goat as her sole companion, 12-year-old Aye Ko must find her way home in time for her sister’s wedding.

Film Block: BLOCK #7: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 1
Sunday November 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Battle D.O.G.S

Oliver Paterson

Australia

3 minutes

 
Imogen and her robotic dog search for soup for her grandfather, but run afoul of an obstinate man with his own robotic dog. Things quickly escalate… (and that’s putting it lightly!)

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Thursday January 1, 1970
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly

Kim Smith

United States

56 minutes

 

Experience the inspirational story of a magnificent species found in our own backyards!

Film Block: BLOCK #3: BEAUTY ON THE WING: LIFE STORY OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
Saturday November 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Biff & Me

Nicola Rose

United States

14 minutes

 
https://vimeo.com/432930932

Charlotte, 14, is a genius — hotheaded, nerdy, and brilliant. But what she secretly wants, deep down, is to be a beauty queen.

Biff, 14, is the school bully — big, burly and (seemingly) brainless. But what he secretly wants, deep down, is to be a beauty queen. ​

When Charlotte is forced to tutor Biff in math, the pair discover their shared secret, and Biff eagerly helps Charlotte prepare for the upcoming Princess Teen Queen Pageant. There’s only one problem: they have to keep it all a secret from their parents. Charlotte’s folks want her to focus on math and school, not crowns and gowns; and Biff’s oafish dad would never accept a son in sequins. Can the kids’ friendship survive? Can Charlotte risk being who she really is? Can Biff? A comedy about growing up, being who you are, the power of friendship, and burping.

Film Block: BLOCK #10: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Closet

Deniz Akyurek

United States

6 minutes

 

A boy makes a harrowing discovery about his home…

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Colours

Ermanno Dantini

Italy

15 minutes

 

Luca, a seven years old kid, who recently lost his mother in a car accident. The story of a brave and strong kid, that will be able to brig back colour in the life of his father, trapped into the dark of depression.

Film Block: BLOCK #8: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 2
Sunday November 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Compassion for Change

Aditya Desai

United States

10 minutes

 

5 people—inclusive of researchers, community leaders, and survivors—reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on NYC’s Hispanic population, with an eye toward the path to recovery.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Curls

Sharon Contillo

United States

11 minutes

 

A vulnerable little girl believes that her curly hair makes her ugly and that straight hair is ultimate beauty, must summon the courage to embrace her natural locks and accept her true self in order to be happy.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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DACAmented

Samantha Campbell, Emma Greally , and Kate Parker

United States

11 minutes

 

Three young female filmmakers give an intimate look into the life of Kiara Lopez-Cabanillas, a young DACA recipient, as she navigates the challenges that come with being an immigrant in the United States.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Daisy

Tom Weston

United States

10 minutes

 
https://vimeo.com/402714416

George uses magic to help a young child named Daisy become the most popular girl in school.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Different

Rónan Dooher

 

 

 

Different is a short film about someone who doesn’t quite fit in, but later finds that being different is normal and can be special in its own way. 

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Thursday January 1, 1970
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Dream Job

jake Silber

United States

2 minutes

 

When a man wakes up late, he has to rush against time to make an important job interview.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Elude

Alejandro Santora

United States

8 minutes

 
Elude is a coming of age love story that addresses the hardships faced by a young teen woman named June, on her journey of finding meaning in a relationship.
 

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Thursday January 1, 1970
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Fever Dream

Hugo Long

Australia

4 minutes

 

A flyover view of World War Two.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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First Dances! What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Nikki Behjat

United States

7 minutes

 

Leila is thrilled when she is asked by her crush, Andrew, to go to Homecoming. Her mother, however, growing up with traditional views, opposes the idea. Leila decides to disobey her mother wishes and go to the dance, but things don’t go as she had hoped.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Girls Should Stay At Home

Neel Menon

India

10 minutes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYFiAZdaQ8M&feature=emb_title

A look at how 3 women in Mumbai, India have battled adversity to hold their own.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Grandmas Secret

Lydia Bruna

Germany

15 minutes

 
https://vimeo.com/383540766

Lisa is at her grannys like she is every friday. But today everything is different – Granny is behaving weird and does the strangest things! Lisa hears her parents discussing what could be wrong with granny and as they mention an old people home, she starts really worrying. She decides to sneak after granny together with her best friend Tom, to find out what’s going on. But Tom starts behaving weirdly to – maybe he caught what granny has? A short story about how falling in love sweeps you off your feet.

Film Block: BLOCK #8: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 2
Sunday November 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Hands on: Crafts with Olivia & Esme

Adam Cote

United States

7 minutes

 

“Hands On” is a crafting show that isn’t really about crafting at all.

Olivia and Esme find themselves in new adventures every week. Whether they are fighting sea monsters, going to the moon, or just trying to make a Christmas ornament, they always find a way to get into trouble.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Hello Africa

Hasan Serin

Turkey

12 minutes

 

“Have you ever gone to and returned from Africa within the course of a single day?” Esma (9) and Serpil (9) are two little girls who are living in a mountain village. Serpil tells Esma she learned that the children in Africa are dying of hunger. With their childish imagination and desire to help they take off very early in the morning to take on an exciting adventure.

Film Block: BLOCK #7: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 1
Sunday November 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Homeschool

Celia Jaspers

New Zealand

2 minutes

 

A bored little girl in lockdown during the covid crisis, realises her backyard and farm can be more fun than she thought if she uses her imagination.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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How to Make a Movie

Gabe Schmidt

United States

5 minutes

 

How hard can making a movie be?

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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I Wanna Be an Eagle

Joe Petrucelli , Mark Simon

United States

4 minutes

 

Petronia, a young, musical, anthropomorphic sparrow in the big city, dreams and sings about being an eagle. From soaring over the majestic mountains to flying through the streets of New York, we fly with her and experience the freedom and fame of being an eagle until she wakes from her glorious dream.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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I Wish My Education

BAYCAT Academy

United States

4 minutes

 

In a time of social turmoil, the youth are listening and formulating their opinions. Six students, age 13-16, reflect on the social turbulence in 2020 and commentate on what they wish their education could have taught them to better prepare them for the discussions happening in our society today revolving around American History, racial injustice, workers’ rights, and more.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Intersect New Haven

Kaylen Yun

United States

8 minutes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBEw0qPPS6E&feature=youtu.be

New Haven, the city in which Yale University is located, is known to be under-resourced and separated from Yale. The annual Intersect New Haven event introduces Yale students to their host city, in the hopes that Yale students could be more involved in the area around them.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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It's Just a Boy

Jane Webb

United Kingdom

18 minutes

 
https://youtu.be/7r5pPktwTLg

Teenager Amy lives in a small suburb with over protective mum Penny, Dad Dan and younger sister Sophia. When Amy begins receiving online messages from a cute looking boy ‘Olly’ showering her with compliments, she devises a plan to meet up with him, telling Penny she’s at a friends house. Penny who often checks Amys social media, discovers Ollys inappropriate messages. But when she attempts to contact Amy things take a dramatic course…

Posing as Amy, Penny arranges to meet Olly. But who do they find when they arrive at the meeting point? Who’s been messaging Amy? And is it Just a boy? ‘It’s just a boy’ is based on true events and is intended to spread awareness of the risks of children and teenagers communicating with strangers on social media.

Film Block: BLOCK #10: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Journey

Hock Wong

Singapore

11 minutes

 
https://vimeo.com/417362627

“Journey”, a Taiwanese language short( Written in Chinese as: “三彩船之梦“) is based on the true story of a young Taiwanese painter, set in the 1930s. The Artist, Kuo Hsueh-Hu struggled to become an artist, at a time where the artistic profession was less respected and impractical. With support from his mother, a single parent, went against all odds, worked diligently, finally getting recognition for his work. He later went on to become a very successful painter. His works are collected all over the world. He died in 2012 at the age of 104. The short film was Executive Produced by Mr. Kuo’s son and the Kuo Hsueh-Hu foundation.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Kapaemahu

Dean Hamer, Joe WIlson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

United States

8 minutes

 
https://vimeo.com/392887414

Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary transgender spirits within them.
Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Drawing on new research and narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

Film Block: BLOCK #7: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 1
Sunday November 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Killing Time

Lola-Malini Raman-Middleton

United Kingdom

10 minutes

 

British Indian family experiencing the Covid-19 lockdown

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Kimono

Alissa Goldberg

United States

9 minutes

 
https://vimeo.com/342894091

Cousins Emma (Caucasian) and Maya (half Japanese half Caucasian) are best friends in their 3rd grade class, but tensions rise when they both want to wear the kimono in their school’s Around The World Fashion Show. Tired of being bullied, Maya unexpectedly claims the kimono for herself. To Emma, this is the greatest betrayal, and she reveals that she is jealous of the attention her cousin receives for being different. Finally understanding the other, the two girls make up and decide to share the spotlight, even if the rest of their community continues to see them in boxes.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Lapis de Lumine

Kalee DeHamer

United States

8 minutes

 

A young herbalist sets out on her own to take up the family business with the help of a magical family heirloom. When the necklace is stolen, she gives chase, but what she finds at the end of her pursuit is not what she was expecting…is she prepared to handle it?

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Thursday January 1, 1970
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Little Bear and Me

Beth van Raalte

Australia

4 minutes

 

I love animals. I always have. They are so cute and incredibly interesting. I love how different, yet so similar they can be. I really enjoyed making this film and I learned so much about filmmaking from it.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Lost on Barduino

Asali Echols

United States

13 minutes

 

They had to get lost in space…to find what really matters.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Lucky

Alexis Wong

United States

7 minutes

 

When MingMing feels insecure about moving into a new neighborhood, she finds a friend in a huge but playful Chinese Lion.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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MegaNectar

Aidan Denzel

United States

10 minutes

 

Glonka, an alien from deep space, desperately seeks the legendary Mega Nectar in order to save his planet. When he crash lands on Earth he’s forced to inhabit the body of a local lifeform. But little does he know that he’s not the only one who has sought the Mega Nectar. This light-hearted adventure features aliens and kids in a desperate race to save a planet before having to endure quarantine-enforced distant learning.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Quiet

Emma Scharf

United States

7 minutes

 

A young mage just wants a little quiet while in quarantine so she accidentally magics her family away.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Ray of Change

Anoushka Mohindra

India

6 minutes

 

Anoushka explores the topic of electricity in India and starts a nonprofit to help those without it.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Saturday Club

John McDaid , Robin Davey

United Kingdom

3 minutes

 

The story follows the adventures of four friends – Tian, Jo, Suzie and Jamie – who meet in a play den each Saturday to discuss their week. Each episode introduces a situation where preschoolers have to put themselves in others’ shoes and think about how others feel.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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SCOUT

Kelvin Murray

United Kingdom

1 minute

 

3 young scouts working against the odds to get their activity badges.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Thursday January 1, 1970
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Smiles

Steven Bednar

United States

11 minutes

 

Sharks have gotten a raw deal. But don’t take my word for it, you can hear it right from the source in “Smiles”. This in an inside look into the world of Sharks with interviews from the majestic creatures themselves. They have been portrayed as monsters, lifeless eating machines and in some cases tornadoes of death, and they just want a chance to tell their side of things.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Sonya Loves, Sonya Doesn't

Natalia Beliaeva

Russian Federation

15 minutes

 

One day, spent in the expectation of the upcoming happiness: walking around the town, shop after shop, two sisters check out the long chosen presents for a birthday. Whose birthday? Sonya the doll. Yes. It’s just a little bit longer to wait, the whole eternity, for them to be together forever and not just see each other through the shop’s window. But what if Sonya leaves for another girl before the day X?

How easy an adult world can destroy children’s plan! Everyone knows that. But in this story everything will be different.

Film Block: BLOCK #8: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 2
Sunday November 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Space Bears - The Starpowder Space Gem

Mike Schleif

United States

10 minutes

 

Best friends Becca and Zoe help an old friend restore life to the Great Slumber Tree.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Splash

Kayci St Clair

United States

5 minutes

 

A young boy visits the water park only to be denied entrance to the more exciting swimmers only side of the park, so he decides he must trick the life guard into thinking he can swim.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The ABC's of Things to Do When You're Stuck At Home

Julie Reiters

United States

1 minute

 

This short film is a celebration of simple acts of play, imagination and downtime for kids and families combating stress and boredom in the midst of the COVID crisis. And it’s an uplifting message for all. It encourages everyone not to discount the often overlooked rejuvenating power of things one can do at home.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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The Biggest Little Farm

John Chester

United States

91 minutes

 

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

Film Block:  BLOCK #1: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Friday November 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Forgotten World

Mikael Kyster, Mia Kyster

Denmark

26 minutes

 

Two brothers go on an adventure to save their dying little sister.

Film Block: BLOCK #8: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 2
Sunday November 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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The Magical Forest and the Things

Dave Russo

United States

4 minutes

 

6 year old narrator teams up with illustrator during Covid19 to tell a hand drawn animated story about human consumption and the social reinforcements that effect it.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Meeting Spot

Tobin Cleary

United States

3 minutes

 

A Black Lives Matter film about two freinds, one white and one black, who get different reactions from strangers.

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Mushroom Huntress

Jim Picariello

United States

10 minutes

 

After Leigh is cut off from her cold, wealthy mother, and witnesses the arrest of her loving-yet-scheming father, she attempts to support herself by capitalizing on her love of wild mushrooms. But while foraging along the forest floor she discovers a shocking family secret.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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THE PEAK

Satoshi Takahashi

Japan

5 minutes

 

In the middle of the night… Sarah wakes up as she wants to go to the bathroom. As she leaves her room, she finds herself alone in the dark hallway, and it is really creepy. Even the toys she left out look totally different from how they looked during the day. Sarah finally pulls herself together and starts to move forward, with her animal doll friend named Steven, who’s got a shiny nose to show her way, but – she trips! When she picks herself up off the ground, she finds herself in a creepy forest with a tall toilet tower in the distance… It must be an imaginary world born from her fear. Can she make it to the bathroom with help from Steven?? This is an adventure story familiar to all of us, to overcome your fear of the dark when nature calls!

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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The Perfect Project, An Animated Short Film About Autism

Pete Denomme

Canada

7 minutes

 

The Perfect Project, An Animated Short Film About Autism celebrates the superpowers of children experiencing this learning disability with sensitivity and gentle humor. It tells the heartwarming tale of how Charlie, a young boy with autism and his classmates learn to collaborate on their science fair project.

The team on the film includes voice actors and animators on the autism spectrum as well as a behavior therapist who deals daily with children like lead character Charlie, who face many situations that classmates untouched by autism take for granted. Within the framework of the story key elements of Charlies autism are proven to be his strengths as he is instrumental in helping his team.

The film expresses to children what autism is in a simple, direct and honest way with the critical underlying universal themes of understanding and acceptance.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Red Bowtie

Andrei Mitoiu

Romania

2 minutes

 

A shy teddy bear wearing a red bowtie arrives into a new town. At his new school, he is being constantly made fun of his shoes and bowtie, so he feels he is not accepted by his colleagues. During the class he tries to raise his hand to answer, but after his colleagues laugh at him, he decides to give up. At night, at his house, he draws how he was being laughed at. The next day, while he is eating, a new girl sits near him. She wears a red bow on her head, and she waves her hand hello. Happy, the teddy bear waves his hand back as well. Suddenly, the tripod fails, and tilts up revealing the puppet master, that was controlling the puppets.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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The Reel Queens of Pittsburgh

Doria Focareta, Violet Wright

United States

7 minutes

 

Two young queer filmmakers, Doria Focareta and Violet Wright, explore the Pittsburgh drag queen scene and visit a local bar known as a hub for the LGBTQ+ community and drag queens.

Film Block: BLOCK #5: STUDENT-MADE DOCUMENTARIES
Saturday November 21, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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The Sand Castle

Eliezer Katzoff

United States

5 minutes

 

A little girl engages in a fantasy of battling the ocean from destroying her sand castle with help from an imaginary soldier.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Witch & The Baby

Evgenia Golubeva

Russian Federation

5 minutes

 

An ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Time Bomb

Mark Kiefer

United States

7 minutes

 

A comedic allegory of our response to climate change.

Film Block: BLOCK #10: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Two Different Kinds of Love

Alyce Vest

United States

6 minutes

 

A little girl is excited to discover more about her adoption story.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Two Sides

Rauliz Paez

United States

2 minutes

 

A love letter to one’s self during a pandemic. 

Film Block: BLOCK #4: STUDENT-MADE NARRATIVES
Saturday November 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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U SCANTU / AFRAID

DANIELE SURACI

Italy

15 minutes

 

In un piccolo paese del sud della Calabria, Saro (10) è impegnato a superare le proprie paure, attendendo il ritorno di un padre smarrito nel dolore.

In a small village in southern Calabria, Saro – a 10-year-old boy – is struggling to overcome his fears, waiting for a “lost” grief-stricken father to come back.

Film Block: BLOCK #7: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 1
Thursday January 1, 1970
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Van's Ice Cold Lemonade

Cornell Calhoun III

United States

5 minutes

 

Adults and kids clash over the price of lemonade.

Film Block: BLOCK #2: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Wednesday

Lisa Delhom, Jérémy Paquet

Canada

11 minutes

 

Iris and Leo are waiting for their school bus, just like any other day. This morning, however, it does not arrive. Facing no rules but their own, the two eight year-olds embark on an urban adventure, one they shall never forget, roaming the streets of Montreal.

Film Block: BLOCK #7: AROUND THE WORLD (Foreign Language) PT. 1
Sunday November 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Where the Heck is Ricky Saunders

Brendon Perdikis

United States

9 minutes

 

When their friend is mysteriously absent from class, three ten year old buddies explore wild imaginings to cope with the inexplicable.

Film Block: BLOCK #6: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.1
Saturday November 21, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Worlds Apart

Oliver Paterson

Australia

5 minutes

 

As a rogue planet threatens to collide with Earth, a young boy travels to find his estranged older brother before the cataclysm…

Film Block: BLOCK #10: SHORTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND OLDER PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster

Catherine Chen

United States

7 minutes

 

This is a personal story, with characters based on family members, and memories from Hurricane Katrina, Wilma, Charley, Ivan, and Frances from 2004 – 2005. The film centers the director’s younger sister and their childhood, growing up Chinese American: Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan (Jackie) is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster.

Film Block: BLOCK #9: SHORTS FOR AGES 10 AND UNDER, PT.2
Sunday November 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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