2015 PCFF Shorts Collection: Kindergarten

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2013-14 | 70 min
Recommended for ages All (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages)

PCFF proudly presents this year’s YSAS programs. We have compiled three age-specific reels of short films. Some of these films were chosen by our jury and others invited by our Director of Programming. We hope you enjoy this wide assortment of animation, live action, musicals, and documentaries. Filmmakers may be in attendance!

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

  • What Fun A Book Can Be
    The title of this short film made for Sesame Street says it all!
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Jeremy Galante and David Cowles / 2 min
  • Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant
    Trouble starts for Papa Cloudy when a mischievous octopus escapes the kitchen and scares the customers in his seaside restaurant. When the octopus sings a song about overfishing, she inspires Papa Cloudy to add new, sustainable dishes made with love to his menu.
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Akiko McQuerrey / 6 min
  • The Gallant Captain
    A boy and his cat journey into unknown waters with a boat, a bottle and a vivid imagination.
    Australia, 2013 / Dir. Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base/ 8 min
  • Play With Your Food
    “P” fruits and vegetables star in this musical film made for Sesame Street.
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Alex Gorelick / 1 min
  • Home Sweet Home
    This is the story of a house that escapes from its suburban foundations and sets off on an epic journey.
    France, 2013 / Dir. Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazevet and Stéphane Paccolat/ 10 min
  • Papa
    An eccentric inventor comes to realize that he is NOT a perfect father, so one day, he makes one. An invention he later learns to regret…
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Natalie Labarre/ 6 min
  • Decorations
    A story of birth, growth and departure told through the animation of cake frosting and candied delights.
    Japan, 2014 / Dir. Mari Miyazawa / 7 min
  • Animal Circus
    Pierre’s life path is well mapped out until he hears the clarion call of the “Amazing Edna” to run away and join the circus. What frog can resist?!
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Nadia Scholnick / 10 min
  • Love Bugs
    A battery-powered toy bee is shocked into action when he discovers the battery-powered ladybug of his dreams.
    New Zealand, 2014 / Dir. Patrick Winters / 3 min
  • I Need My Monster
    When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a “Gone fishing” note instead. How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster?!
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Stephan Baker / 11 min
  • Thundercluck
    This is the story of Thundercluck, the Viking chicken with the power of thunder. You will learn of his birth, his conquests and his all natural chicken leg-acy!
    USA, 2014 / Dir. Paul Tillery / 3 min