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3: Children\'s Films [clear filter]
Friday, March 29
 

12:30pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 1
Short films for ages 5 and older

Vaharam • Mahdi Kamrani
A young girl wishes to play with a ball in an alley. Her mother disapproves, but the girl is . . . determined. (L) (Iran)
Yover • Edison Sanchez
A young boy begins his work day by bicycle at sunrise in a once troubled but now quiet Columbian town. (L) (Columbia)
Le Briefcase • Leon Wu
Enigmatic, masked figures embark on a twisted epic chase across New York City, fighting over their beloved briefcase. (L) (USA)
The Ghost in the Kamera • Shona Dutta Charlton
A girl finds her grandfather’s camera and suspects it could be haunted. (L) (United Kingdom)
The Prince in a Jar • Yihang Guo
A child immerses himself into a fantasy world in a quest to save his mother. (L) (USA)

Friday March 29, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 2
Short films for all ages
 
Happy Birthday • Kristine Rande
It’s not easy to be the one who stands out at a birthday party. (L) (Norway)
The Quintet of the Sunset • Jie Weng
The evolution and changes of a human’s life in the first-person perspective of animals. (L) (China)
Star Fish • Sarah Williams
A young boy with a developmental disorder and his mother learn to understand each other better. (L) (USA)
Plus other festival favorites!

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 3
Short films for all ages
 
Happy Birthday • Kristine Rande
It’s not easy to be the one who stands out at a birthday party. (L) (Norway)
The Quintet of the Sunset • Jie Weng
The evolution and changes of a human’s life in the first-person perspective of animals. (L) (China)
Star Fish • Sarah Williams
A young boy with a developmental disorder and his mother learn to understand each other better. (L) (USA)
Plus other festival favorites!

Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
303AB

5:00pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 4
Short films for all ages
Best of Fest, Vol. 1• Various
An (almost) nonstop reel of the best worldwide short films and animation from the last 14 years of the festival to close the day, featuring numerous new shorts! (L/A) (Global)
SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Saturday, March 30
 

10:30am

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 5
Feature film for all ages
Shimajiro and the Mother Tree • Isamu Hirabayashi
A return engagement of the popular Japanese children’s film. Meant to be a child’s first movie experience, Shimajiro and the Mother Tree combines sing-alongs, puppet animation, and traditional anime. WonderCon audiences love this interactive entertainment! (A) (Japan)

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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11:30am

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 6
Short films for all ages
Miles Away • Barbara Brunner
Miles is a little boy whose best friend is a tree. (A) (Switzerland)
A Priori • Maite Schmidtt
To protect his books, Albert, the young librarian, must put his prejudice aside and make friends with a bat. (A) (Germany)
Leave A Print • Christina S. Nerland
A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away. A story about losing and remembering. (A) (United Kingdom)
Plus other festival favorites!

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 7
Short films for all ages
 
Skyship Showcase • Brett Jubinville/Troy McDonald
A parade of excellent animation for children from Toronto-based YouTube sensation Skyship Entertainment. (A) (Canada)
Maggie Smith is Gone • Karla Luna Kantu
Kathleen’s beloved cat goes missing during an argument with her siblings. (L) (USA)
My Roommate Is a Moose • Jacqueline Yee
And moose can be unusual roommates. (A) (USA)
The Little Fish and the Crocodile • Stefanie Plattner
A fable from the rainforest in the Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo, told by the children of the Sanza Mobimba Kindergarten. (L) (Germany)
The Time Traveler • Luigi Moreno Barragan
Leo builds a time machine with his father—and an unexpected visitor soon arrives. (L) (Mexico)
Small Fish • Maxime Beauchamp
Laurie is an artist who wants nothing more than to become a professional painter. (L) (Canada)
Europa 222 • DeJohn Cartier
On the living planet of Europa 222, two young sorceresses from warring tribes must perform a sacred dance. (L) (USA)
My First Spellbook • Gavin Laing
Some little girls want to be princesses; some want to be witches. (L) (USA)
My Red Ball
Sebastian Marin/Esabella Strickland
A red ball. A girl in the forest. An urban legend, or maybe not? (L) (Canada)
Hokey Pokey Hotline • Eugene Hamm
So how do you do the Hokey Pokey, anyway? (A) (USA)
 

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 8
Short films for ages 5 and older
 
Fishnet and the Fish • Ali Nikfar
A boy’s work in his family’s fish market is never done. (L) (Iran)
Astronaut Starbright • Lana Taylor
Taylor Richardson is a young girl of color who aspires to be an astronaut. Her true story will inspire you. (D) (USA)
Neko No Hi • Jon Frickey
Jiro has cat flu. Wait a minute . . . cat flu? (A) (Germany)
Plus other festival favorites!

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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5:00pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 9
Short films for all ages
 
Animation Showcase!• Various
The latest reel of short animation from around the world -- some of the best and most creative all-ages animation on the planet! (A) (Global)

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sunday, March 31
 

11:30am

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 10
Short films for all ages
The Adventures of Zack and Molly • Sara Beresford
A tech-savvy octopus tells the world about the deep ocean. (A) (USA)
Polar Opposites • Diana Wey
Can a penguin and polar bear share a single iceberg? (A) (United Kingdom)
Someone Good Will Find You • Leelia Strogov
A Chinese immigrant father teaches his son a lesson on how to make it in America.
(L) (USA)
Plus other festival favorites!

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
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12:30pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 11
Did You Hear That? • Gabriel Groenwold
After school, three teen boys face off against a spider. (L) (USA)
 
Folktale • Ajitesh Sharma
A young Indian boy’s embrace of fables becomes a challenge in the real world. (L) (India)
Beeju • Brian Cheng
A world where knights are armed by the forces of Chi. (A) (USA)
 
Sweet Escape • Ian McSpadden
Senior citizens Gertrude and Ruth become devastated when budget cuts take their ice cream away. (L) (USA)

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - Program 12
Short films for all ages
Best of Fest, Vol. 2• Various
More of the best worldwide short films and animation from the last 11 years of the festivals, to close things out! (L/A) (Global)

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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