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Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films from Children's Film Festival Seattle 2017 have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon!
Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.
Dir. Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 mins, no dialogue
Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination.
Winner of CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Storytelling
Dir. Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 mins, no dialogue
The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before.
I Am Not a Mouse
Dir. Evgenia Golubeva, UK, animated, 2015, 2 mins, in English
Every time Lucy is called “Mouse” by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is she going to do?
Dir. Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animated, 2015, 5 mins, no dialogue
Konigiri-Kun is a small rice ball who lives in a food case. One morning, he sets out to shop for sesame seeds, and has a lot of adventures along the way.
Silence! For Pete’s Sake!
Dir. Kai Pannen, Germany, animated, 2015, 7:39 mins, no dialogue
Mr. Bumble would like to take a little nap. But it’s hard, because his friends are making so much noise!
Winner of the CFFS Fantastic Foxes Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film
Dir. Rawan Rahim, Lebanon/France, animated, 2015, 7:45 mins, no dialogue
A shy girl develops empathy for others which helps her break outside of her shell.
Dir. Nathan Jurevicius, Lithuania/Canada/Australia, 2016, 7 mins, in English
A young girl from a family of “Face Changers” takes a journey to a mountain to alter the direction of the wind.
Little Stone Lion
Winner of the CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Animated Short Film
Dir. Tang Chen, Taiwan, animated, 2016, 6:58 mins, no dialogue
A little stone lion determined to prove his great ability in being a temple guardian, tries to chase a hungry cat who is munching on offerings on the altar table. But the two foes soon wind up as friends.
Mimi & Liza: Farewell Color Grey
Dir. Katarína Kerekesová, Slovakia, animated, 2013, 7:18 mins, in Slovak with English subtitles
Mimi, a blind girl, and her best friend Lisa help their colorless neighbor find joy in colors.
Dir. Nima Yousefi, Sweden, animated, 2016, 12 mins, no dialogue
Every night, the Moon Wolves stare at the moon. But one night, their longing grows so intense they must do something. They must go there.