Generation Parkway presents: New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flix 1

Generation Parkway presents: New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flix 1

United States, 65 minutes, Rated G

Program Notes

Explore new worlds without leaving the theater! Kid Flix includes the best short films from New York International Children’s Film Festival, the largest film festival for kids and teens. Each year, NYICFF scours the globe for the best new films from around the world. Join us for two programs of audience favorites and award-winners from the 2017, 20th anniversary edition!

 

 

“Programmed for kids, this festival has adults lining up too!” ~ Lisa Graeber, NY Times

 

 

Recommended ages 3-7. All films either in English or without dialogue.

 

PROGRAM
 

OUTDOOR CINEMA
Russia/Australia • Animation • Tatiana Poliektova • 2014 • 3 min
The best cinema of all reflects what is right in front of us, in this homage to all things that capture our eye.
 
THE BIRDIE
Russia • Animation • Yekaterina Filippova • 2015 • 3 min
Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier.
 
A HOLE
Mexico • Animation • Maribel Suarez • 2016 • 5 min
A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.
 
TIGER
Germany • Animation • Kariem Saleh • 2016 • 4 min
A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.
 
CROCODILE
Germany • Animation • Julia Ocker • 2016 • 4 min
A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.
 
KONIGIRI KUN: SHOPPING
Japan • Animation • Mari Miyazawa • 2015 • 5 min
Konigiri Kun, a curious rice ball with a penchant for shopping, goes out to market and is tempted all around in this hilarious nod to overconsumption.
 
SPRING JAM
New Zealand • Animation • Ned Wenlock • 2016 • 6 min
Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him make music for the spring jam?
 
WATER PATH FOR A FISH
Spain/Colombia/France • Animation • Mercedes Marro • 2016 • 8 min
Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.
 
SPIDER WEB
Russia • Animation • Natalia Chernysheva • 2016 • 4 min
Anyone can get caught in a bind, but working together means weaving new webs of strength in one spider’s dilemma.
 
YOU LOOK SCARY
USA • Animation • Xiya Lan • 2016 • 4 min
Sometimes we amplify our fears. Usually, they’re not so bad at all.
 
STONE SOUP
France/Belgium • Animation • Clementine Robach • 2015 • 7 min
Times are tough in one little town: first no food, now no electricity. Eventually, the transformative power of community nourishes all in more ways than one.
 
MR. NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF
Lithuania • Animation • Ignas Meilunas • 2016 • 2 min
Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.
 
THE POCKET MAN
France/Switzerland/Georgia • Animation • Ana Chubinidze • 2016 • 7 min
Good things come in all sizes and packages. Especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.
 
THE PITS
USA • Live Action Puppetry • Mike Hayhurst • 2016 • 3 min
We know it’s not always easy being green–but it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.


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