FAMILY FILMS

THIS YEAR’S FAMILY FILMS PROGRAM INCLUDES A SAMPLING OF CULTURES AND ADVENTURES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (AND THEIR FAMILIES) THAT NURTURE THEIR LOVE OF FILM!

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evident in their storytelling, their innovation, their creativity, their fearlessness. This year’s collection of peer-reviewed youth-produced short films spans genres from animation to documentary, comedy to sci-fi and showcases an international cohort of storytellers eager to forge new paths for the future of film. Age 5+

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LOVE & TEAMWORK

Looking for a small dose of comfort and cheer to counteract the darkness of your news feed? There’s no age restriction on appreciating this charming collection of uplifting animated shorts that highlight the power of love, friendship, and collaboration. It’s also a fun way to share the pure joy of film and storytelling with your youngest family members. Age 5+

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BINTI

Binti is a budding YouTube star who dreams of making a permanent home with her Congolese father in Belgium where they live without legal documentation. An incredibly charming cast and energetic storytelling provide a real-world look at immigration that brings a complex issue into relatable focus for kids and adults. Age 9+

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CLOUDS

A teenager is diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and finds a way to inspire others with the little time he has left. Based on Laura Sobiech’s book Fly a Little Higher. This film also kicks off CFI Education’s 2020-21 Teen Wellness Film Series presented in partnership with the Tam Union High School District Wellness Center. Age 12+

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JACKIE & OOPJEN

Night at the Museum vibes infuse this charming, funny friendship tale between a precocious 12-year-old and a Rembrandt painting come to life. Oopjen steps out of her famous portrait in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to search for her long-lost sister. Resourceful Jackie comes to her aid and finds an unexpected BFF from another era. Age 9+   North American Premiere!

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SISTERS: THE SUMMER WE FOUND OUR SUPERPOWERS

Nine-year-old Vega and five-year-old Billie set out on a playful camping trip with their father, but must embark on an epic wilderness adventure to save him after a sudden accident. Tested by the crisis, these remarkable sisters triumph by discovering the superpowers in their relationship and within their hearts. Age 9+
North American Premiere!

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KINGS OF MULBERRY STREET

In an impoverished South African neighborhood, two young Indian boys join forces to take down a local hoodlum in this exuberant, silly, sly, action-packed, sometimes gritty, and unexpectedly moving paean to boyhood, friendship, and classic Bollywood cinema. Age 11+

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VEINS OF THE WORLD

As a child of the nomadic people of the Mongolian steppe, 11-year-old Amra helps his parents take care of their land and animals, daydreaming of appearing on Mongolia’s Got Talent. Following a tragic accident, Amra must step up to become the defender of his family’s and his people’s legacy against the constant threats from greedy mining companies. Age 10+

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