SHORTS: ANIMATION FOR ALL
Total program 70 min
Puppies, babies, and bears, oh my! We’ve once again scoured the globe for the best collection of animated short films for audiences of every age to enjoy. Funny characters and curious kids mingle with gentle lessons about kindness to animals, why not to be afraid of being afraid, how dandelions are born, and so much more!
Nonverbal and in English
Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort & Antoine Rossi | France 2021 | 6 min
A paddle down a peaceful river turns into a true family adventure for a dad and his baby.
Andy: A Dog’s Tale
James Wheless | US 2021 | 8 min
A puppy overcomes a series of obstacles to find his life purpose.
Rich Webber | UK 2020 |2 min
Sharing is not always easy when you’ve got a big appetite.
Kiko and the Animals
Yawen Zheng | France/Switzerland 2020 | 7 min
A young bully learns an important lesson about how to treat all animals with kindness.
My Name Is Fear
Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez | Germany 2021 | 5 min
In the animated form of a many-eyed furry red monster, one of our key emotions encourages us to consider whether we really need to be afraid of being afraid.
The Most Boring Granny in the Whole World
Damaris Zielke | Germany 2022 | 7 min
A young girl invents a surprising new game to get her distracted grandma to play with her.
Patouille and the Parachute Seeds
Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière & Clémentine Campos | France 2021 | 6 min
This hand-painted animation explores the inner workings of a dandelion’s growth through the eyes of a little boy and his bird friend.
Alicia Scott Nichols | US 2020 | 6 min
A young girl working the salt harvest with her mother in Senegal finds joy through rhythm.
Winter Sleep (online only)
Katerina Karhankova & Alexandra Majova | Czech Republic 2020 | 7 min
Two bears decide to put off their annual hibernation in order to eat more sweets.
Wolf and Cub
Marvin Bynoe | US 2021 | 8 min
A father and son cross a world of imagination in order to deliver their mother’s forgotten lunch.
Step by Step
Fanny Paoli, Anabelle David, Emma Gach, Claire Robert, Julie Valentin & Thēodore Janvier | France 2021 | 7 min
A lost little rain boot embarks on a challenging journey to find her way back home to her mate.