Family Film Sunday: Snuggle Time Shorts from the Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015
Sunday Nov 15 11:10 AM
Sunday Nov 15 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
55 min • For ages 2+. Free.
Sometimes we just want to snuggle up with our favorite blanket and stuffed animal for a warm nap. Cuddle with some cute little dogs, soft teddy bears, downy birds and chicks and the Shammies, who will sing you a lullaby. Free
Charlotte Blacker. England, Animation. 2014. 2 min. English.
Ever have one of those days when you’re just out of sorts? Meet a sea creature, knitted from soft yarn, that can sing you out of your crabby mood!
Christophe and Oliver Defaye. Japan. Animation. 2013. 2 min. English.
La and Mi, two music notes, become friends.
The Night Song
Moeen Samadi. Iran. animation. 2013. 4 min. Nonverbal.
What happens when a bunny falls asleep? Sometimes, he hops on fluffy clouds and explores the constellations.
Little Moon Lost
Jennifer Treuting. USA. Live action. 2011. 5 min. Nonverbal.
The moon fell out of the sky. Can a boy help it get back home before night falls?
Joanna Polak. Poland. Animation. 2011. 2 min. Polish with English subtitles.
A peddler comes to town, and everyone trades their colorful clothing for newer things.
The Lonely Scarecrow
Alen Ghazarian. Iran. Animation. 2013. 3 min. Nonverbal.
A scarecrow wonders why everyone is in a hurry to leave town
Dear November Boy
Takeshi Yashiro. Japan. Animation. 2012. 3 min. Nonverbal.
Sparrows have a special surprise in store for a birthday boy on a cold morning.
How Shammies Were Getting Married
Edmunds Jansons/ Latvia. Live action and animation. 2014. 5 min. English.
The funny little Shammies are playing Chutes and Ladders, but they’re feeling bored. How about getting married instead?
Tatiana Skorlupkina. Russia. Live action and animation. 2012. 4 min. Nonverbal.
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.
Katherine Clark. USA. Animation. 2014. 6 min. English.
Reinterpreted from Henry Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha,” this is the story of a boy who learns from his grandmother to have faith and trust in universal love.
Yawen Zheng. USA. Animation. 2014. 3 min. English.
A mysterious boy collects stars and sends them to every city child.
Venetia Evripiotou. Greece/India. Live action. 2012, 12 min. Hindi with English subtitles.
Five-year-old Hasan sells wind-up toy chickens. His biggest dreams are to have a shave and a haircut, and find a father. Watch as they all come true!
*Notes for parents: One film (Counting Happiness) very gently depicts some of the hardships faced by a street child in India.