More than a Selfie! (PCFF Shorts Film Collection)

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: English w/ some English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2014, 2015 | 70 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

Curated by our director of programming, this selection of animation, live action, musicals and documentaries will pique your curiosity, challenge your senses and spark the imagination!

“Who am I?” is a question we ask ourselves as children and adults. This shorts compilation relates stories of developing or accepting one’s own identity. An adult is sent back to kindergarten, a boy makes bow ties, a fire-ravaged forest plant seeks to become green again—and much more!

    One day, while typing in his office cubicle, something rather extraordinary happens to Ned that could change the course of his life forever…or until lunchtime.
    USA, 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Brandon Ray / 3.5 min

    This beautifully shot film follows a young girl trying to get to school on time… buuut sometimes you need to stop and pick a pomegranate! Right?!
    Iran, 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Saman Hosseinpuor / 4 min
    Live Action

    This short clip is from the creators of I Believe I Can Fly (PCFF 2012). Instead of jumping off fjord walls they have now set up a slackline between hot air balloons!
    France, 2015 / French w/English subtitles / Seb Montaz Rosset / 4 min
    Live Action

    In a scorched desert forest, three plant-like creatures try to cope with being physically and mentally burned. They encounter something green for the first time in memory, and it challenges them to view life differently.
    USA, 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Devin Bell / 6 min

    A black crow searches for its identity, trying to escape the perception that it is something other than a beautiful and intelligent bird.
    USA , 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Soyeon Kim / 3.5 min

    Most sixth-graders count their accomplishments in terms of trophies and medals, but not Moziah Bridges: he tracks his achievements by the number of bow ties he has sold to local Memphis vendors. Meet Mo in the early stages of developing his company, Mo’s Bows!
    USA, 2015 / English / Jennifer Treuting Kristen McGregor  / 6 min
    Live Action

    Little Hero is a documentary about a six-year-old boy’s autism as seen through his twin sister’s eyes.
    USA, 2015 / English / Jennifer Medvin, Marcus McDougald / 10 min
    Live Action

    Once upon a starry night, a small boy with the head full of fantasies witnesses dreamlike circus performances. Dazed by endless chain of glittering attractions, he realizes that the price of a ticket to the fantastic circus tent is too high and the gate between reality and dream is closing.
    Slovakia, 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Martin Smatana / 5 min

    When a small train town is besieged by cataclysmic events, it’s up to a simple ice-cream man to rise up against the challenges and defend his home… and then, “pick up the mess, both of you!”
    USA, 2015 / English / Howard Cook, Stephen Baker / 9 min

    Never underestimate the value of lessons taught in kindergarten. Even as an adult, Audrey exhibited patterns of behavior that obviously demonstrated her missing an entire grade. Sharing, getting in line, listening: all foreign behaviors to her. When her workplace decrees she must be a graduate of kindergarten to work there…back she goes!
    Canada, 2015 / English / Aubrey Arnason / 10 min
    Live Action

    PAWO (Tibetan for “being brave”) is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strength and skills.
    Germany, 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Antje Heyn / 7.5 min