Workshop: In Our Own Words: Poetry on Film

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Inspired by the bold slam poetry and narration of José Eduardo Aguilar, "El Deportee" in the animated documentary Home Is Somewhere Else, this workshop combines the art of the written word and non-fiction film narration. Participants will…

BLACK GIRLS FILM CAMP

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Black Girls Film Camp is a nonprofit organization that provides a free, annual, virtual 12-week filmmaking experience for high-school-age Black girls across the country. For the 2022 camp, over 200 applicants pitched a story idea, and ten finalists…

WE DREAM OF ROBOTS (SOÑAR ROBOTS)

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | FAMILY Uruguay 2021, 84 min, Pablo Casacuberta A determined group of teenagers from the Uruguayan countryside tackles math, science, and the physics of friendship as they conquer the world of robotics. We Dream…

SHORTS: TRUTHS (AND SPOOFS) FROM THE YOUTHS

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Total program 91 min This year’s collection of peer-reviewed, youth-produced short films showcases an international cohort of storytellers working in animation, documentary, comedy, horror, and drama. It’s an inspiring display of emerging…

SHORTS: FREE TO BE ME

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Total program 80 min We can all feel a little awkward or insecure sometimes, but the young people featured in this international selection of shorts demonstrate some admirable examples of how to believe in yourself—regardless of what others…

SHORTS: ANIMATION FOR ALL

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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…

OINK (KNOR)

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LAUGH | MIND THE GAP | FAMILY Netherlands, Belgium 2022, 72 min, Director: Mascha Halberstad This delightfully Dutch stop-motion-animated feature is the story of Babs, a nine-year-old steadfast vegetarian who desperately wants a pet puppy.…

ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS

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CREATE | MIND THE GAP | FAMILY Canada 2022, 89 min, Julianna Notten More than anything, Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls is a tender, insightful, and refreshingly witty ode to Gen Z. This feature debut from queer writer-director Julianna Notten…