Dive into vibrant colors with “Through the Rainbow”, a timeless collection of prize-winning and audience-favorite animated films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle. These short films tell big stories and will take you on a trip around the world with stop-motion, hand-drawn, and other amazing animation techniques. During the program, you’ll see stories about animal friends, overcoming challenges, deep family love, and learning how to be the best you can be. The program is suitable for all ages.
Showings – 11 AM & 1 PM, Each run 68 minutes. Tickets – $5 suggested donation at the door, no reservation required.
FEATURED SHORT FILMS
People — Winner of a special Children’s Film Festival Seattle “Kid’s Choice” award from the Children’s Jury!
(Lucas Hespenheide, USA, 2017, animation, 1 min, English). An introspective look at the differences between people, and learning to love who you are.
Cycle (Sophie Olga de Jong and Sytske Kok, The Netherlands, animation, 2018, 2 min, nonverbal). As a small girl’s grandfather teaches her how to ride a bike, she discovers that real adventures begin where the road ends.
Woolworld - Joanna Polak, Poland, animation, 2018, 10 min, English). Mr. Wooly likes is a world made of wool, and he is the only person who knows how to keep the place from unraveling. He is, however, old and tired and he wants his life to change. Unfortunately… his wish gets granted.
Out Fishing - (Uzi Geffenblad, Sweden, animation, 2018, 9 min, nonverbal). A kitten is hungry, and can’t catch anything tasty when she goes out fishing. But in a moment of illumination, she finds a creative solution, and a helper.
Little Red Ridding Hood — Winner of a Children’s Film Festival special children’s jury prize for humor in an animated film! (Martina Holcová, Czech Republic, animation, 2017, 4 min, English). It’s a brave new world: Little Red and Grandma aren’t afraid of the wolf at all. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/274030145
Kitten Witch – Winner of Audience Favorite film prize at Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019! (James Cunningham, New Zealand, live-action and animation, 2016, 6 min, English). A precocious kitten wants to be a witch’s helper, but first, she must pass a test. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/189993100
6:1 - (Sergei Ryabov, Russia, Animation, 2018, 3 min, Russian, with English subtitles). An inseparable girl and cat are on a long journey, playing checkers. The girl keeps winning until the cat gets a lucky break.
Belly Flop – winner of Audience Favorite film prize at Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019! (Jeremy Collins, South Africa, animation, 2018, 5 min, nonverbal). Persistence pays off when a brave girl who is learning to dive is unperturbed when another swimmer steals the spotlight.
Aidan and Albert Sykes - (Richard O’Connor, USA, 2017, animation, 3 min, English). 9-year-old Aidan Sykes, of Jackson, Mississippi, asks his father, Albert, a few important questions.
Robbie’s Fears — Made by a 14-year-old animator! (Enrique Delzer, USA, animation, 2018, 2:19 min, English). Robbie, a 12-year-old boy, overcomes the anxieties that keep him awake at night, with the help of his mother.
Robot and the Whale - (Jonas Forsman, Sweden, animation, 6 min, nonverbal). Two robots can do anything except getting wet. So how will they save a beautiful whale?
If You Fall - (Tisha Deb Pillai, Canada, animation, 2018, 6 min, English). Lila, age 8, learns that she can ride a bike, and her parents can overcome their challenges too. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/216699873
Tweet-Tweet — Winner of a Children’s Film Festival Seattle Best Animated Short Film Award from the Children’s Jury! (Zhanna Bekmambetova, Russia, animation, 2018, 11 min, nonverbal). This is a fable about the power of a grandmother’s spirit and the journey of her life, as seen by a bird who represents her spirit. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/25971991