2015 PCFF Shorts Collection: Elementary School-Vol. 1

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: Some w/ English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2014 | 75 min
Recommended for ages 10+

Your Shorts are Showin’ (YSAS)

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.

  • Little Questions
    This documentary follows the journey of Ana, a young girl trying to understand what war is. Her questions are taken to those who have experienced war as children, and those who have participated in war as child soldiers. Her simple, honest queries become a powerful tool for deconstructing and rethinking war at a time in history when the number of children impacted by war is greater than ever.
    Canada, 2014 / Dir. Virginia Abramovich / 12 min
  • Super Girl
    Ten year old Nadia is all set to conquer the world. She loves super heroes and believes she can be one! As she goes about to achieve this through science experiments with the aid of her grandfather, she discovers the most important quality of superhero – the superpower of kindness!
    India, 2014 / Hindi-English w/English subtitles / Dir. Hemant Gaba / 16 min
  • Saka Gibi (Fooled)
    “Mom, can I get a turtle?” This simple question of 8 year old Kagan to his mother prompts her to recount her own “can I get a turtle?” tale when she was a little girl.
    Turkey, 2014 / Turkish w/English subtitles / Dir. Çiğdem Topaloğlu / 11 min
  • Me Buddy Mohammed
    Two boys attending an Irish grade school come from dramatically different ethnic, religious and domestic backgrounds. These differences create a curiosity rather than a distance for their relationship to form and grow.
    Ireland, 2014 / Dir. Eleanor Walsh / 13 min
  • The Looking Planet
    During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmo Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.
    USA, 2014 / Kaingang w/English subtitles / Dir. Eric Law Anderson / 17 min
  • How the Wolves Changed Rivers
    When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers?
    USA, 2014 / Produced by Sustainable Human / 4 min
  • In Spin Ritalin
    Seven year old Nike takes Ritalin daily due to an ADD diagnosis. If she could decide for herself, she would quit these pills immediately, because Nike doesn’t want to be different from her friends… ‘Except for when someone gets her finger stuck between doors, then I do like to be a different person!’ But a child cannot make her own decisions. Convincing her parents to go to school without Ritalin for one day is just the beginning for the very wise and aware little girl’s desire to determine her own life decisions.
    Netherlands, 2014 / Dutch w/English subtitles / Dir. Susan Koenen / 18 min