Family Film Sunday: Best of the New York International Children's Film Festival Kid Flix Mix 2012

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    A scene from "Twist & Shout" by Yosuke Kihara.

Film:

Family Film Sunday: Best of the New York International Children's Film Festival Kid Flix Mix 2012

Showtimes:

Sunday Sep 16 11:10 AM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre


About the Film:

Animation/Mixed Media/Live Action, 60 min.,In English or musical/no dialogue.
Recommended for ages 4 to 8
Starts at 11:10am

Tickets: $3 adults, $1 children (13 + under)
Tickets are available at the box office one half hour before each screening.

Enjoy a colorful collection of short films from around the world.
They’re all audience and jury favorites from the 2012 New York International Children’s Film Festival.

Here's the lineup:

B/W Races
Italy
Animation, Jacopo Martinoni, 2010, 2.5 min

In this quirky, black-and-white paper cut-out animation about a car race, a rogue driver who runs others off the track gets his comeuppance. Homemade sound-effects add to the lo-fi fun. Vroooom. 

Balloon Moon
Portugal
Animation, Jose Miguel Ribeiro, 2010, 5 min

With sumptuous colors and artful stop-motion animation, a cardboard boy and his ladybug friend set sail into a deep blue moonlit sea and have a dream adventure. 

Behind
Canada
Animation, Ga Young Back, 2011, 3 min

After a trying, scary day, a little girl feels all alone—until she realizes that her best friend has been with her and taking care of her the whole time. 

Diversity
USA
Animation, Anthony Dusko, 2010, 1 min

This instructive cartoon teaches important life lessons, like how to do the happy dance. 

Ernesto
UK
Animation, Corinne Ladeinde, 2011, 7 min

Seven-year-old Ernesto feels left out when he realizes he’s the only kid in school who hasn’t lost any baby teeth. Ernesto resorts to drastic measures to get rid of them; his teeth however, have other plans. 

The Gruffalo’s Child
UK
Animation, Johannes Weiland/Uwe Heidschotter, 2011, 26 min

One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. This follow-up to the Oscar-nominated original is adapted from the popular Gruffalo picture books by British author Julia Donaldson. 

Gulp
UK
Animation, Sumo Science, 2011, 2 min

Aardman Animations and Sumo Science follow up last year’s wonderful Dot (which set the world record for smallest animated character) with a story of a fisherman who gets swallowed by a whale. Shot on an expansive seaside location, Gulp sets a new record for the world’s largest stop-motion set.

Keenan at Sea
USA
Animation, David Cowles/Jeremy Galante, 2010, 2 min

This adorable, hummable tune from New York acoustic pop group The Girls is the theme song for the 2012 festival! “A salty sea and a boat for three as we sail past the coral reef… we wave goodbye to the sandy beach far away… la la la la!” 

Metro
USA
Animation, Jake Wyatt, 2011, 5 min

A young girl chases a mysterious fox through a secret door and into a subterranean wonderland to retrieve her stolen train ticket. 

Twist & Shout
Japan
Animation, Yosuke Kihara, 2010, 3 min

Two cute-as-buttons Japanese puppets travel to Abbey Road to find inspiration and shoot the video for their ukulele cover version of “Twist and Shout.”  (Pictured above)

Who is Not Sleeping?
Sweden
Animation, Jessica Lauren, 2010, 4 min
 
Rabbit is sleeping over at Teddy Pig’s house. It’s going to be lots of fun! They are playing and drinking hot chocolate, but when the lights go out something doesn’t feel quite right. 

Special thanks to the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for sponsoring this program.
Additional thanks to David Jesteadt, GKIDS.

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