SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

For the second year in a row the programmers over at New York International Children’s Film Festival are lending a helping hand to present some wildly inventive short films for the younger ones amongst us. We will be providing a full-on cereal bar to get your day off to a good start. Program is great for ages 4-9

 

OUTDOOR CINEMA

Russia/Australia
Animation, Tatiana Poliektova, 2014, 3 min
The best cinema of all reflects what is right in front of us,
in this homage to all things that capture our eye.

 

THE BIRDIE

Russia
Animation, Yekaterina Filippova, 2015, 3 min
Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier.

 

A HOLE

Mexico
Animation, Maribel Suarez, 2016, 5 min
A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden.
Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.

 

TIGER

Germany
Animation, Kariem Saleh, 2016, 4 min
A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever
means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.

 

CROCODILE

Germany
Animation, Julia Ocker, 2016, 4 min
A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a
noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.

 

KONIGIRI KUN: SHOPPING

Japan
Animation, Mari Miyazawa, 2015, 5 min
Konigiri Kun, a curious rice ball with a penchant
for shopping, goes out to market and is tempted all around in
this hilarious nod to over consumption.

 

SPRING JAM

New Zealand
Animation, Ned Wenlock, 2016, 6min
Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers
department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him
make music for the spring jam?

 

WATER PATH FOR A FISH

Spain/Colombia/France
Animation, Mercedes Marro, 2016, 8 min
Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats,
but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When
the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.

 

SPIDERS’ WEB

Russia
Animation, Natalia Chernysheva, 2016, 4 min
Anyone can get caught in a bind, but working together
means weaving new webs of strength in one spider’s
dilemma.

 

YOU LOOK SCARY

USA
Animation, Xiya Lan, 2016, 4 min
Sometimes we amplify our fears.
Usually, they’re not so bad at all.

 

STONE SOUP

France/Belgium
Animation, Clementine Robach, 2015, 7 min
Times are tough in one little town:
first no food, now no electricity.
Eventually, the transformative power of
community nourishes all in more ways than one.

 

MR. NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF

Lithuania
Animation, Ignas Meilunas, 2016, 2 min
Why is the night changing the day?
Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.

 

THE POCKET MAN

France/Switzerland/Georgia
Animation, Ana Chubinidze, 2016, 7 min
Good things come in all sizes and packages.
Especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.

 

THE PITS

USA
Live Action Puppetry, Mike Hayhurst, 2016, 3 min
We know it’s not always easy being green–but
it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect mat