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3: Children\'s Films [clear filter]
Friday, March 16

12:30pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #1
Short films for all ages

The Visitor
David Azer
A boy comes home to find a mysterious alien creature eating his cookies. (A) (USA)

Omega 3000
Rockie Stephens
There's something, um, new in the neighborhood. (L) (USA)

Decklin and the Dentist
Lance Dumais
Follow Decklin as he battles his fears in an imaginative world of darkness, ghoulish assistants, and the mad dentist Dr. Fright. (L) (USA)

Alaska King Salmon on a Fly
David Ondaatje
A father-son story about a trip into to the Alaska wilderness, written by a 12-year-old boy. (D) (USA)

Gabrielle Nadig
A young girl struggles to understand her Native American heritage in a Delaware town in the 1930s. (L) (USA)

Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 202

2:15pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #2
Short films for all ages

Life Magic
Maria Kubysh
A little girl tries to connect with her busy father. Outside her window a street magician struggles to find an audience. Will the magic find a way to her father's heart? (L) (Canada)

Boy vs. Japan
David Berrade
Can a boy transferred from Canada to Japan hold onto his hockey-loving traditions? (L) (Canada)

The Lift
Robert Kohr
An elevator interaction teaches a good lesson in civility. (L) (USA)

Love Bug
Kat Candler
Nine-year-old Turtle Thompson thinks his bug-loving best friend Maddy is the coolest girl in the whole wide world. If only he had the guts to ask her to the Spring Fling Dance. (L) (USA)

Gift of the Magi
Toshikazu Iishi
Jim, an apprentice magician, and Della, his wife, find their lives changed on Christmas day. (A) (Japan)

Santa Girl
Sage Drake
A girl makes a difference in life when she assumes the role of Santa. (L) (USA)

Murphy's Shorts
Todd Hemker
Careful what you lose when you jump in the pool. (A) (USA)

Cesar's World
Mark Sanders
Cesar has a very innocent crush on his teacher. Love can be a complex and mystical abstraction. (L) (Canada)

Friday March 16, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Room 202
Saturday, March 17

10:30am PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #5
Short films for all ages

Arjun Rihan
Two pieces of the Bay Bridge must work together to get the job done. Could love follow? (A) (USA)

Dan Racusin
A lively music video for a popular Japanese band. (A) (USA/Japan)

A Long Day for Mr. Calpaccio
Uruma Delvi
Mr. Calpaccio enjoys, mostly, a hectic day. From one of Japan's leading animators. (A) (Japan)

Nye Warburton
Two space machines looking for love, only science in the way. (A) (USA)

Gallery Girl
Andrew Marshel
A lonely girl inside a painting longs to know what else is out there. (A) (USA)

Bill Kersey
Can one little dog stay out of the trash. An all-time festival favorite. (L) (USA)

Grampa Kevorkian
Claire Almon
What do you think of when you remember your grandparents? A love letter to those precious memories we have about the ones we love. (L) (USA)

After Hours
Marshall Fels Elliott
An overworked animator is haunted by one of his characters. A comedy love story with elephants, and a playful look into the (exhausting) creative process. (A) (Canada)

Where, There, Here
Soyeon Kim
A playful visualization of Hide and Seek. Masked African characters dance to a pounding beat in this snappy and fluid animation using only sand. (A) (USA)

Airport Goodbye
Katie Maren
Two friends say hello and goodbye on a fun day in the countryside. (A) (USA)

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 202

2:00pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #7
Short and full-length films for all ages

All the World
Galen Fott
A trip around the world, using the imagination. (A) (USA)

Scaredy Squirrel
Galen Fott
A squirrel is afraid to leave his nut tree, but what wonders await him if he tries? Based on the childrenÕs book. From Weston Woods studios. (A) (USA)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Mike Mitchell
Join Alvin and the crew for an adventure on the high seas in this latest installment of the popular animated family film series. From Fox Home Entertainment. (A) (USA)

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 202

3:45pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #8
Short films for all ages

Chickens of the Sea
Steve Furman
The great prairie chicken is cleverer than we knew, and can really shake a tail feather. (D) (USA)

Ride of the Mergansers
Steve Furman
Mergansers ducklings make their way in the real world. Audiences go crazy for this one. (D) (USA)

Karma Cafe'
Eben Kostbar
A lonely young man finds words of wisdom from a coffee server. An all-time festival favorite. (L) (USA)

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Room 202

5:30pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #9
Short films for all ages

Animation Showcase!
A reel of short animation from around the world, some of the best and most creative all-ages animation on the planet, including films from Germany, Canada, UK, Denmark, France, Italy, Croatia, Japan, Singapore, and more! (A) (Global)

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 202
Sunday, March 18

11:30am PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #10
Short films for all ages

Stacey Chomiak
The cello is the perfect instrument for like-thinking minds. (A) (Canada)

Orange City
Qingywan Wang
Strange and delightful doings in a mythical bug world. (A) (Taiwan/USA)

Turning Gears
Chia-Chi Tseng
Gears go round and round, making things work better. (A) (USA)

Bird Reunion
Ming-Yun Marie Chou
Even birds enjoy a lively reunion. (A) (Taiwan/USA)

Three Times Me
Wendy J.N. Lee
A little girl hiding under the dinner table imagines growing up in three pairs of shoes that have caught her attention. (L) (USA)

Fishing with Sam
Atio S. Blakseth
Catching fish on the North Pole can be challenging. (A) (Denmark)

Mr. Shape
Motohiro Shirakawa
In this Japanese animation, we learn all about shapes. (A) (Japan)

Roxy's Dream
Kelly Shon
Roxy the fox takes us to new places. (A) (USA)

India Explains Solar Power to Rudy
Anita George
India offers her thoughts on solar power. (A) (USA)

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Room 202

1:00pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #11
Short films for all ages

Keep Smilin'
Mike McManus
Festival favorite Uncle Moondog returns in his latest rocking adventure. (A) (USA)

Tommy T Bone
David Icely
An animated T-bone steak runs from his hungry nemesis. (A) (USA)

The Pumpkin Gatherer
David Icely, Lucas Gonzales, Matt Cullen
Strangeness lurks in the role of the pumpkin gatherer. (A) (USA)

New Project
Elizabeth Bauman
The latest short documentary from the Los Angeles filmmaker. (D) (USA)

New Project
Mason Shefa
Mason has contributed films to the festival since grade school. Now a student at Yale University, Mason returns with his latest intriguing experimental film. (L) (USA)

The Plant
Jennifer Oxley
A girl devises a creative solution to get her kite from the branches of a tall tree. (A) (USA)

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 202

2:45pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #12
Short films for all ages

Throwback Hour: 2005
Who remembers 2005? Some of our visitors weren't even born when we held the first LA Children's Film Festival seven years ago. Here's your chance to catch up with a collection of animated and live-action shorts from that festival, with special return appearances by some of the animators and filmmakers. Get ready for some nostalgia! (A/L) (Global)

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 202

4:00pm PDT

Children's Film Festival - Program #13
Short films for all ages

Made by Children!
Short animations from around the world made by children, presented in partnership with the Varazdin Croatia Animation Festival. Films from Croatia, China, Ukraine, Japan and beyond. (A) (Global)

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 202
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