Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. With shorts for ages 8+, Kid Flicks Two audiences are ready for plenty of fun, plus deeper themes and multilingual films with English subtitles. Stop motion equals nonstop action in Wild Lea, as a feral Colombian cat goes from lonely to loved, but can she learn to settle down with her new makeshift family? And if kooky tales are what you’re craving, you’ll flip your lid over the hilariously absurd split personalities of Matilda and the Spare Head. In the doc Dear Future Me, 6th graders wrote letters to their future selves; fast-forward to 2020 when the now 12th graders re-read them with alternately surprising, bittersweet, and hilarious results.
Films in this program:
RENAIDANCE United States, Animation, Zhike Yang, Wenjie Wu & Han Chen Chang, 2020, 4 min. English A grandfather and granddaughter bond over dragons, dance, and shared cultural traditions.
MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD Lithuania, Animation, Ignas Meilūnas, 2020, 13 min. Lithuanian with English subtitles Matilda wants to be the smartest person in the world. When she can’t fit any more in her head, she figures two heads are better than one.
WILD LÉA Colombia, Animation, María Teresa Salcedo Montero, 2020, 9 min. Spanish with English subtitles Stop motion equals nonstop action as a feral Colombian cat goes from lonely to loved, but can she learn to settle down with her new makeshift family?
DEAR FUTURE ME United States, Live Action Documentary, Sarah Klein & Tom Mason, 2020, 13 min. English In 2014, 6th graders wrote letters to their future selves. Fast-forward to 2020 when the now-12th graders re-read them with alternately surprising, bittersweet, and hilarious results.
ICE BREAKERS Canada, Live Action Documentary, Sandi Rankaduwa, 2019, 15 min. English Josh, a gifted African-Canadian hockey player in an overwhelmingly white sport, hones his skills and discovers a remarkable, buried heritage of Black athletes who helped pioneer the sport.
LOUIS’S SHOES France, Animation, Marion Philippe, Kayu Leung, Théo Jamin & Jean-Géraud Blanc, 2020, 5 min. French with English subtitles Louis, 8-and-a-half-years-old and autistic, arrives in his new school prepared to introduce himself.
KAPAEMAHU United States, Animation, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, 2020, 9 min. Hawaiian with English subtitles This Oscar® shortlisted film uncovers the healing power of the past when the long-hidden histories of four stones and the legendary spirits in them are revealed.