The New York International Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Each year the festival presents a carefully curated collection of the best new animation, live action and experimental film from around the world. A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 8. Program includes films Sweden, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Australia, the UK, and the United States (all films in English, or told through sound/music).
PIK PIK PIK
Animation, Dmitry Vysotskiy, 2014, 3 min
The woodpecker rattles the tree, on the hunt for ants. But, alas, someone grabs a hold of the tree, and the ill-matched creatures form an unbeatable team.
Animation, Julia Oker, 2013, 2 min
One day the zebra ran into the tree.
BUNNY NEW GIRL
Live Action, Natalie van den Dungen, 2014, 6 min
On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that friendship can transcend difference.
MY BIG BROTHER
Animation, Jason Rayner, 2014, 2.5 min
Big brother is not just older, but physically gigantic.
Animation, Nicolas Deveaux, 2012, 5 min
A herd of high-flying acrobatic giraffes takes to the pool.
Animation, Peter Baynton, 2014, 2.5 min
In this storybook folk tale, a handcrafted guitar is passed down to a young boy from his father and becomes the gift of a lifetime.
LARISA CAN FLY
Animation, Elizaveta Manokhina/Polina Manokhina, 2013, 6.5 min
A poetic tale of two girls and their largerthan- life Granny, who turn every day into imaginative adventures in this beautiful, painterly animation.
Minuscule : ThePrivate Life of Insects – Brushing
Animation/Live Action, Hélène Giraud / Thomas Szabo, 2014, 5 min
A common bathroom becomes the setting for an all-terrain, Looney Toons-inspired chase between a fly and a spider.
ELEPHANT AND THE BICYCLE
Animation, Olesya Shchukina, 2014, 9 min
An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day, he sees a big billboard advertising a bicycle. It seems the perfect size for him!
Animation, Tom Law, 2013, 1 min
There are things to fear in the dark.
ME AND MY MOULTON
Animation, Torill Kove, 2014, 14 min
2015 Oscar® Nominee!
A 7-year-old girl, whose parents are unconventional modernists, wants her family to be like other Norwegian families of the 1960s. This causes problems the summer she asks her parents for a bike.