Be Strong. Be Kind. 2019 (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2017, 2018 | 73 min
Recommended for all ages (Parental Guidance: unhappy home life)

Empathy allows us to understand and share the feelings of others. Some people have it while others… well let’s say they might need to practice. The stories on this reel hopefully inspire you to see things in another way. They include a water-phobic robot trying to save a stranded whale, a message in a bottle that transports through time instead of space, and an elephant’s trunk that has a mind of its own!

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

All in Good Time
A comic fantasy about two children, one in 1918, the other in 2018, who magically communicate across time through messages in a bottle and help solve each other’s problems.
Ireland, 2017 / English / Bonnie Dempsey / 13 min / Live Action

The Box (La boite)
Changing your attitude about an unwanted houseguest may allow you to become “pest” of friends.
France, 2017 / no dialogue / Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loïcia Lagillier, Aloïs Mathé, Juliette Perrey, Joran Rivet / 7 min / Animation

What can you do when one body part has a mind of its own? Listen and learn!
Germany, 2018 / no dialogue / Julia Ocker / 4 min / Animation

Funny Fish (Drôle de poisson)
A case of mistaken identity inspires a school of fish to help “save” what they think is a comrade in distress. As they endeavor they realize their perceptions were quite…inflated.
France-Switzerland, 2017 / English / Krishna Chandran A. Nair / 6 min / Animation

The Hunt (La chasse)
A nearsighted hunter encounters a moose, a sheep, a wolf and a rabbit. What could go possibly wrong?
France, 2017 / no dialog / Alexey Alekseev / 6 min / Animation.

A hedgehog represents more than a fascinating animal to a young boy whose parents don’t get along.
France, 2018 / English / Vaibhav Keswani, Jeanne Laureau, Colombine Majou, Morgane Mattard, Kaisa Pirttinen, Jong-ha Yoon / 5 min / Animation

Like an Elephant in a China Shop (Comme un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine)
Sure, it’s just a figure of speech to most people, but in this film it’s a fact!
France, 2017 / no dialog / Louise Chevrier, Luka Fischer, Rodolphe Groshens, Marie Guillon, Estelle Martinez, Benoit Paillard, Lisa Rasasombat / 5 min / Animation

It’s difficult to pursue your own passionate pursuits when you are very much connected to another person.
Germany, 2017 / no dialog / Robert Loebelt / 8 min / Animation

Robot & the Whale
It’s not everyday when a robot meets a whale in distress. His efforts to help almost lead him to his own peril.
Sweden, 2018 / no dialog / Jonas Forsman / 6 min / Animation

The Sandpit
You can learn a lot about someone after playing with them in a sandbox.
Australia, 2018 / English / Matt Pearson / 7 min / Live Action

When a young boy’s toy airplane is stuck in a tree, he is forced to face his deepest fear: HEIGHTS!
France, 2017 / no dialog / Christoffer Andersen / 4 min / Animation

Bango Vassil
Two children learn to recognize and celebrate each other’s winter holiday, but only after a perilous situation forces them to reconsider their prejudices.
Germany-Bulgaria, 2016 / Bulgarian w/English subtitles / Milen Vitanov, Vera Trajanova / 9 min / Animation/blockquote>