2015 Best of New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Tour
BEST OF THE FEST: KID FLIX MIX (ages 3 to 8)
November 8 at 12:00pm
A group of musically inclined ants face off against a lumberjack threatening to take down their tree in Pik Pik Pik. Being different isn’t so bad in Bunny New Girl and Zebra. Sometimes even our family members can feel like strangers in My Big Brother, Eyes, and Oscar®-nominated Me and my Moulton. Fantasies create new worlds and endless possibilities in 5.80 Meters, Larisa Can Fly, and Submarine Sandwich. One special object can inspire anyone, big or small, in The Elephant and the Bicycle and Cookie-Tin Banjo, and a fly and a spider go to war in a common bathroom in Minuscule: The Private Life of Insects – Brushing.
KID FLIX MIX FILMS
Recommended ages 3 to 8; 60 MIN
All films in either English or without dialogue.
PIK PIK PIK
Russia, 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.
Germany, Animation, Julia Ocker, 2013, 2 min
One day the zebra ran into the tree.
MY BIG BROTHER
USA, Animation, Jason Rayner, 2014, 2.5 min
Big brother is not just older, but physically gigantic.
BUNNY NEW GIRL
Australia, 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.
France, Animation, Nicolas Deveaux, 2012, 5 min
A herd of high-flying acrobatic giraffes takes to the pool.
USA / United Kingdom, 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
Russia, Animation, Elizaveta Manokhina/Polina Manokhina, 2013, 6.5 min
A poetic tale of two girls and their larger-than-life Granny, who turn every day into imaginative adventures in this beautiful, painterly animation.
MINUSCULE: THE PRIVATE LIVES OF INSECTS – BRUSHING
France, 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
France / Belgium, 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!
USA, Animation, Tom Law, 2013, 1 min
There are things to fear in the dark.
ME AND MY MOULTON
Norway/Canada, 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.