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Family Shorts

Family Shorts
Family | 2019 | NR. 1hr 22min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various 2019 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection

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Movie lovers of all ages come together to enjoy this delightful collection of films: the best of the 2019 New York International Children's Film Festival. In Catmos, harness cosmic (cat) power; if you're curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of a Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl; and the duo in Mogu & Perol might convince you there is simply nothing more delicious than a warm friendship. With these films and more, Family Shorts shows you’re never too old to learn new tricks!

The first 100 guests will enjoy free doughnuts and Smith Brothers Farms milk.


1. Mogu & Perol

Japan | 2018 |  9 min
Tsuneo Goda
Whether their tastes lean umami or sweet, the duo here finds there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship. 

2. Running Lights

Finland/India/Lithuania | 2017 | 11 min
Gediminas Siaulys
A magical transfer of glowing energy and life is set into motion when one creature departs its earthly form.

3. Jesszilla

US | 2017 | 7 min
Emily Sheskin
A pugilist-in-training, Jess has big boxing aspirations, while her father worries and supports her in one-two alternations of his own.

4. Saturday’s Apartment

South Korea | 2018 | 8 min
Jeon Seungbae 
Power drill, trampoline, and shouting: that’s all the inhabitants of the high-rise know of their neighbours. The noise is getting louder and the sufferers more and more annoyed until there’s a blackout. The sudden quiet brings the tenants together, with unexpected consequences. Now everyone must roll up their sleeves to build a new home together.

5. Slow Dance

Sweden | 2018 | 6 min
Christian Zetterberg 
A middle school dance floor is the ultimate field of courage for our protagonist.

6. Hors Piste

France | 2018 | 6 min
Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet 
Crevasse-kicking laughs are in store when an alpine ski rescue goes way, way off track.

7. Catmos

Russia | 2017 | 5 min
Katya Miloslavskaya 
The (cat) power of the cosmos can fuel you once you connect your charger to the energy and yin-yang fusion of Catmos.

8. A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl

Australia | 2017 | 20 min
Tilda Cobham-Hervey 
Who doesn’t need A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl—whether you are, have been, or ever wanted to be one—in this wry comedy.

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