Magic Carpet Ride 2017 (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2015, 2016 | 68 min
Recommended for ages All (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)
Jump on the PCFF magic carpet and get ready to ride! You will witness balancing submarines, sugar-fueled tricycle chases and a piccolo just wanting to be heard. This year’s reel transports you to lands as close as NYC and as far away as Germany, Russia, Japan and Australia.
Film lineup is subject to change without notice.
Each mountain has their own unique kind of treasure, some more apparent than others. You just need to mine down and find it.
Germany, 2015 / No dialog / Elena Wolf / 7 min
HARD TO BE A SPARROW
A young boy rescues a sparrow from the winter’s cold. They have a great time inside, but when spring rolls around, there are hard decisions to be made.
Russia, 2014 / No dialog / Darya Vyatkina / 8 min
Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that’s only if all arms agree on what cake they’re going to make!
Germany, 2016 / No dialog / Julia Ocker / 4 min
Explore the sights and sounds of a lively orchestra through the eyes of a young piccolo who sets out to find his own sound among the other booming instruments.
Germany, 2016 / No dialog / Ceylan Beyoglu / 6 min
A happy life is about finding balance. A man living inside a submarine perched atop a mountain peak knows this better than anyone. But does the seagull?
United Kingdom, 2016 / No dialog / Liam Harris / 10 min
BALLAD OF HOLLAND HOUSE
“A house that is shelter is always a home.” This film follows the life cycle of a tree built into a seaside house where generations stay—until the seas rise too high. The fluid narrative is uniquely animated with oil paints for a stunning effect.
USA, 2014 / English / Lynn Tomlinson / 5 min
In a world awash with visual technology, we may forget to notice the day-to-day beauty around us.
Russia/Australia, 2016 / No dialog / Filippo Rivetti, Tatiana Poliektova / 3 min
“Hydrogen’s a gas…the lightest that there is. But it’s also a simple substance that can make an engine whiz!” Sing it out!
USA, 2016 / English / Brandon Ray / 2 min
Moom lives in an alternate world where he represents the memory of someone departed, yet “stuck.” One day, Moom finds love and friendship but what will he do when that love must leave?
Japan, USA, 2016 / English / Daisuke Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo / 14 min
The size of a creature does not determine the significance of the gesture. Just ask a fruit fly.
USA, 2016 / English / Chen Chang / 2.5 min / LANGUAGE?
A sugar-fueled tricycle chase ensues after the last sweet is snatched right under their very noses.
France, 2016 / French w/English subtitles / Reno Armanet / 5 min
A tiny tiger printed on plateware comes to life and eats as much as he can. It’s every broccoli haters dream!
Germany, 2016 / No dialog / Kariem Saleh / 4 min