Party Mix: Best of New York International Children’s Film Festival 2016
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2015, 2016 | 56 min
Recommended for ages 8+
The New York International Children’s Film Festival’s venerated PARTY MIX reel includes a mix of animation and live-action shorts that are sure to please! Highlights include a short film from the directors of PHANTOM BOY (ONE HELL OF A PLAN) and the very popular stop-motion animation STEMS.
ONE HELL OF A PLAN
Mo and Carl are two hapless burglars with one great plan. It involves a special potion,
countless cats, a little old lady, and plenty of opportunities for disaster.
France, 2016 / French w/English subtitles / Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol / 6 min / Animation
One determined cat goes to great lengths for a tasty canary.
France, 2014 / No dialogue / Nicolas Bianco-Levrin / 4 min / Animation
BY THE NAME OF BOSTON
William Boston lives in the desert and doesn’t care for many things, though he does have one friend, a scorpion named Chester.
USA, 2015 / English / Grant Kolton / 3 min / Animation
TWO LEFT FEET
Mirko loves soccer, but when it comes to the cute girl he spots nearby, does he have game?
Italy, 2015 / Italian w/English subtitles / Isabella Salvetti / 6 min / Live Action
MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE
A young boy realizes that his beloved cherry tree has provided his family with more than just fruit.
Russia, 2015 / English / Olga Poliektova & Tatiana Poliektova / 12 min / Animation
Even best friends can have trouble understanding each other when they are from two different worlds.
Russia/France, 2014 / No dialogue / Natalie Chernysheva / 4 min / Animation
THE MAN, THE BOY, AND THE DONKEY
Once upon a time, there was a family selling donkeys. One day, the son said, “It is a waste of time if we don’t ride the donkeys.” The consequences of this suggestion were certainly unanticipated.
Japan, 2014 / Japanese w/English subtitles / Atsushi Wada / 3 min / Animation
A young woman lives alone with her cunning cat, secretly in love with the boxer next door.
Thanks to her cat’s adventures, opportunities abound to express herself.
Switzerland/France, 2015 / No dialogue / Isabelle Favez / 6 min / Animation
A young bird engages in a surprising courtship…on a badminton court.
Iran, 2014 / No dialogue / Mehdi Alibeygi / 2 min / Animation
ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS, AND CALAMITIES
A father possum reads his kids the spooky story of the most dangerous animal of all:
New Zealand, 2015 / English / James Cunningham / 5 min / Live action/animation
SLAVES OF THE RAVE
Whether it’s a rock concert, an opera, a jazz performance, or an electronic show, we’re all just slaves to the rave!
UK, 2014 / No dialogue / William Garratt / 3 min / Animation
Found objects are whittled, glued and bent into a stop motion animation. Sometimes the process is just as interesting as the outcome.
UK, 2015 / English / Ainslie Henderson / 2 min / Documentary
Lilou, shy and curious, has rare insight into other people’s pasts. When she crosses paths
with a strange man, she experiences an unexpected resolution.
Lebanon/France, 2015 / No dialogue / Rawan Rahim / 8 min / Animation