Family Film Sunday: The CAFF Spring Rewind—March 2019
Sunday Mar 17 10:30 AM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
As we gear up for the 2019 Cultural Animation Film Festival (CAFF) in May, see a selection of previously screened shorts that celebrate cultures from around the world!
Heaven's Tears – Hawaiian
Directed by Phoenix Maimiti Valentine. Hawai‘i. 2018. 2min.
Join Wai, (a water droplet) on this timeless odyssey of the water cycle as you are taken through Hawai'i, past the farming fields of lo'i kalo to the moist clouds of the sky. Witness this spectacle of life in Heaven's Tears.
Orishas Journey - Pan African
Directed by Abdul Ndadi. 5 min.
Based on African folklore, Orisha’s Journey is a fantasy tale of a girl’s journey through the spirit world, who must learn the importance of remembering one’s roots.
Spear - Aboriginal
Directed by Nathan Jurevicius, Maurice Argiro. 5 min.
A hunter makes a magic spear which causes the witchdoctor to be jealous of him. This causes trouble for the whole camp.
Harmless - Aboriginal
Directed by Josh Yasserie. 4 min.
A young indigenous boy, an amputee, finds comfort through his collection of toy robots. In his dreams, the boy's robots come to life, playing together and one of the robots present him with an empowering gift. But is this really just a dream and was it something or someone watching over him...
Dia de Los Muertos - Mexican
Directed and Animated by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, Lindsey St. Pierre. 4 min.
A beautifully heartfelt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Brought to you by TheCGBros.
Chasing Paradise - Hawaiian
Produced by New Media Arts at Kapi`olani Community College. 5 min.
Tourist Jim Cameran thought he was going to spend his Hawaii vacation taking pictures but a nearby Pueo has another idea. When Jim's camera is unexpectedly taken by the Hawaiian owl, a wild chase ensues. But what begins as the pursuit of a simple camera soon becomes a journey greater than he ever imagined.This animated short, Chasing Paradise, was written and wholly created by the New Media Arts Animation student cohort of 2013 for the course ART 294: Practicum. It is a year-long collaboration of the entire cohort to write the story, design, model, and rig the characters and environment, paint the background art, and composite the shots to create this short. Animators: Christina Lau, James Dator Friegon, Jeremy Shea, Julene Viernes, Karen Brizendine, Kyle Domingo, Ray Stanshfield, Sage Tokuda, Sydni Akiyama, Tasuke Suzuki, Tui McBraun.
Morrigan - Celtic
Directed by Emily Clarkson. 4 min.
Morrigan is a tragic tale based upon the mythology of the Celtic Irish goddess Morrigan. The Phantom Queen of battle and strife has her world changed by a mortal warrior.
Mana Comics - Hawai‘i
Mana Comics is a self-published independent comic book company that celebrates ethnic diversity, showcases heroes from Hawai`i, and was founded in 2014 by creator Christopher Caravalho.
Tales from Nanumea: Pai & Vau - Tuvaluan
Directed by George Siosi Samuels. 4 min.
Traditions say that the first people to be found on the island of Nanumea, Tuvalu, were two women, Pai and Vau. Tefolaha (a man whose true origins are debated to be either Samoan or Tongan) tricks the women, with the use of his spiritual prowess, into thinking that he was the true founder of the land.
Wakan - Native American
Animation and Direction by Brenda Bulut, Thomas Campos, Théo Coriton, Marion Debrick, Nina Gannier, Antoine Gillet, Alix Putier and Clémentine Sergeant . 2017. 4 min.
When the sun sets on a small native American village in the middle of a forest, two children, Aiyanna and her brother,Tawa, are playing hide and seek. From the edge of the village, the young girl is lured away by a furtive blue light into the mystical forest. To save his sister, Tawa must venture deep into the heart of the spirit world.
Keiki Coding Program Demo - Hawai‘i
Through Keiki Coding, students are introduced to the principles of video game creation, game logic, proficiency and computer skills. Each progressive module is filled with original content and artwork that is created to specifically fit the needs of local students in Hawai’i. Twiddle Productions special place-based curriculum and talk story sessions with artists, animators and game designers, help to guide keiki in learning how to bring their amazing ideas to life and spark their imagination by becoming a coder!
Bully to Friend - Hawai‘i Youth
Directed by Penelope O. Hawai‘i. 2018. 2 min.
Pete is getting bullied. Some friends step in to help him stand up against bullies.
Ua Ho'okani 'o Pua i ka 'Ukulele - Hawaiian
Directed by Rosemary Kulhavy-Sutherland. Hawai‘i. 2017. 1 min.
Pua’s mom is going out for a moment and is leaving 7 year old Pua home alone. But there’s one very important rule—don’t play Grandpa’s ukulele. Any guesses at what Pua does?