Get Up! Stand Up! 2019 (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2018 | 73 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: bullying, unhappy home life)

Understanding how others deal with their challenges can help you solve your own. These stories include a girl who is unable to recognize even her own face, a bully learning a valuable lesson from the one he bullied, and a boy who pretends to be a luchador to survive a tough weekend (look it up!).

Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Carlotta’s Face
As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. She doesn’t even recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. Over time, Carlotta discovers that creating art offers her a way to finally recognize herself.
Germany, 2018 / in German w/English subtitles / Valentin Riedl / 5 min / Animation-Documentary

Sol is an unconfident, dyslexic boy who finds great joy carving with his grandfather in his woodworking shop. Troubles arise when Sol encounters a teenage bully who teases him about his grandfather. Sol’s response leads to consequences few of us could have guessed.
UK, 2018 / English / Annabel Vine / 10 min / Live Action

High Score
In a post-apocalyptic world, a man takes refuge in a video arcade.
France, 2018 / English / Adrien Vallade, Lou Maurice De Reparaz, Brian Lim, Elodie Ferrer, Pablo Cortes / 4 min / Animation

If You Fall
Eight-year-old Lila faces her own challenges like learning how to ride a bike. She also witnesses her parent’s challenges trying to earn enough money to pay the bills and balancing work demands with family matters. Lila eventually learns that overcoming difficulties takes patience, determination and confidence.
Canada, 2018 / English / Tisha Deb Pillai / 6 min / Animation

Loser Leaves Town
An 11-year-old luchador named José retreats into a fantasy world, but when he encounters a tough 12-year-old girl his sanctuary world is infiltrated by the real one.
USA, 2018 / English / Mark Nickelsburg / 12 min / Live Action

Mary Anning
Using sand as the visual medium you will discover the little-known story of Mary Anning, the forgotten grandmother of paleontology.
UK, 2018 / English / Anna Humphries / 4 min / Animation

Miikshi the Meek Sheep in the Cosmic Potato
Miikshi has just made the scientific breakthrough of the century: she’s launched a potato into orbit. Satisfied with her work, she’s looking forward to a nice cup of tea and a quiet day of science. That was her first mistake! Fans of The Muppet Show will rejoice to see the style of this hand puppet-driven narrative.
Canada, 2018 / English / Justin T. Lee / 14 min / Live Action

Pig on a Hill
Pig and Duck are next-door neighbors, but worlds apart. When Pig’s free-spirited and energetic new neighbor Duck plunges himself into Pig’s quiet, orderly life, Pig learns that having friends is what he has been missing all along.
USA / 2018 / In English / Jamy Wheless, John Helms / 6 min

The Power of Expectations
From NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, this animation explores how expectations can have a profound impact on our own lives. Listen up, parents!
USA, 2018 / English / Francesca Cattaneo / 3 min / Animated.

The Paper Beast
A young boy figures out a way to use his love of drawing to escape the physical and mental abuse he experiences at home.
USA, 2018 / English / Daniel Klein / 5 min / Live Action