Finding Your Voice (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2015, 2016 | 64 min
Recommended for ages 8+
For most people it takes some time to feel confident in who they are or what they do well. This eclectic compilation of stories from around the world follows characters endeavoring to discover what they identify with—with varying results.
Film lineup is subject to change without notice.
This unique animation follows one exotic bird that is captured for sale but eventually gets returned to the wild, albeit with an entirely different bird call.
Canada, 2016 / No dialog / Evan DeRushie / 10 min
THE CHILD WHO HAMMERED NAILS
Every time she was impatient and angry at someone, she was encouraged to hammer a nail into the wooden wall. Every time she learned to control her mood she pulled a nail out. The marks left behind on the wall represent the scars people develop when you lash out. This is a valuable lesson taught with wood and nails.
Canada, 2016 / French w/English subtitles / Isabelle Kanape / 4 min
DEEP IN MOSS
A frustrated forest nymph wants to join in her family’s tradition of singing. Sadly, her voice is not on par with her siblings. What to do? There’s more than one way to use your voice—and she finds the solution on her own.
Czech Republic, 2016 / French w/English subtitles / FIlip Posivac, Barbora Valecka / 26 min
A gray forest animal is mocked by the more colorful animals because of his drab appearance. When he steals the color of another, he painfully discovers that he has become like the bullies he once detested.
Germany, 2014 / No dialog / Susann Hoffmann / 3 min
SUMMER CAMP ISLAND
Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog get dropped off at Summer Camp Island. Once the parents leave, the strange island critters become apparent. Aliens, unicorns, pajamas and pool toys have just as much personality as the campers themselves!
USA, 2016 / English / Julia Pott / 9 min
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.
USA, 2016 / English / Amanda Quaid / 2 min
BEST SOUND IN THE WORLD
In present day Brazil, a sound-obsessed young boy sets out to find the best sound in the world. Day after day, he sets up his boom pole and recorder to meticulously document every single sound he encounters. The more he records, the more he wonders, “What is the best sound in the world?”
Brazil, 2016 / Portuguese w/English subtitles / Pedro Paulo de Andrade / 13 min