Get Up! Stand Up! (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2016, 2017 | 70 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: bullying, stealing)

Life is not always fair. In those times you need to stand up for who you are. Success is not guaranteed, but growing wiser from trying is a valuable outcome. The stories told here include: a girl learning the hard way that her response to bullying is actually worse than the bullying itself; a new student figuring out how to get invited to play with others;  a student paying his way through school without succumbing to a friend’s pressure to steal. Understanding how others deal with their challenges offers guidance for solving your own.

* Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Amelia’s Closet
A girl learns the hard way that her response to bullying is actually worse than the bullying itself.
USA, 2016 / English / Halima Lucas / 17 min / Live Action

New Boy
Feeling left out is never a good feeling. But at what cost are you willing to be let in?
United Kingdom, 2017 / English / Norman Tamkivi / 10 min / Live Action

A New Day Dawns
Talik is confronted with a difficult situation, he must now find work to stay in school. Stubbornly, he refuses to let difficult circumstances shape his life in a way he did not choose.
India, 2017 / Hindi w/English subtitles / Indira Aditi Rawat / 15 min / Live Action

Contacting those around you can be rewarding but there can be peril when it’s too much.
Germany, 2016 / no dialogue / Hi-Jeong So / 4 min / Animation

Based on the filmmaker’s personal story. Netta, a young Israeli woman, wishes to immigrate to Berlin. Her Israeli father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision to live in Germany. Torn between the past and the present she must decide who she really is.
Germany-Israel, 2017 / German w/English subtitles / Daniella Koffler & Uli Seis / 15 min / Animation

The Line (il tratto)
Federico is a shy and lonely child. A meeting with street artist from Senegal helps him discover his talent and learn to see others for what they are.
Italy, 2017 / Italian w/English subtitles / Alessandro Stevanon / 15 min / Live Action

Tik Tak
This is a one of a kind animation! A meddlesome rat and an ornery watchmaker come to a deadly showdown. Just who wins is left for you to decide.
Estonia, 2015 / no dialogue / Ulo Pikkov / 10 min / Animation