This collection of live action and animated shorts from around the world demonstrates how imagination, ingenuity and curiosity combined with determination can lead to amazing creations and discoveries. The talents of filmmakers is also displayed in the artistic ways that they use film to tell a story. Ages 8-11
Here is a selection of the films that will be played in this program. Additional films may be added as they are confirmed. Please note: the program is not set in stone. Changes often need to be made due to last minute technical difficulties or time constraints.
A Girl Named Elastica
A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration.
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Most sixth-graders count their accomplishments in terms of trophies and medals, but not Moziah Bridges: he tracks his achievements by the number of bow ties he has sold to local Memphis vendors. Meet Mo in the early stages of developing his company, Mo’s Bows!
Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world.
Mujahid Abu Aljoud, made a short film in his rubble-filled city. He follows a young boy with a dream of becoming an architect, and with paper, paint and a glue gun he makes a diorama of the city, including bombed buildings, barricades and the destruction around his old home. He then builds a new city with a river, an airport and buildings.
The Best Sound in the World
The Story of Percival Pilts
The Story of Percival Pilts is a stop motion animated film narrated by Mark Hadlow and made by Janette Goodey and John Lewis.
While playing on stilts, young Percival Pilts vows “Never again shall my feet touch the ground!” Compelled ever higher, he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society.
A whimsical story about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life.
TMB Panyee FC
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This inspirational story shows how the youth of Koh Panyee, a village on a small floating island in Thailand, realized their dream of creating a competitive football (soccer) team.
Trial and Error
A film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots – and a long-lost friend.
Yaman is a young inventor. His greatest invention is an incredible machine which can turns tissues into incredible ones, an invention that helps him survive.