KID FLIX MIX: Best of 2012 New York International Children’s Film Fest

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: English, musical, or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2011, 2012 | 70 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

This compilation showcases the best shorts of New York International Children’s Film Festival 2012. Enjoy a new slate of wonderful films from the world’s festival circuit, plus several favorites from past Providence Children’s Film Fests!

  • B/W Races
    Italy, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Jacopo Martinoni / 2.5 min
    A quirky, black and white cut-paper animation about a car race in which a rogue driver who runs others off the track gets his comeuppance. Homemade sound-effects add to the lo-fi fun. Vroooom!
  • Balloon Moon
    Portugal / Animation / Dir. Jose Miguel Ribeiro / 5 min
    With sumptuous colors and artful stop-motion animation, a cardboard boy and his ladybug friend set sail into a deep blue moonlit sea and have a dream adventure.
  • Behind
    Canada, 2011 / Animation / Ga Young Back / 3 min
    After a trying and scary day, a little girl feels all alone – until she realizes that her best friend has been with her and taking care of her the whole time.
  • Diversity
    USA, 2010 / Animation/ Dir. Anthony Dusko / 1 min
    This instructive cartoon teaches important lessons of life, like how to do the happy dance.
  • Ernesto
    UK, 2011 / Animation / Corinne Ladeinde / 7 min
    Seven-year-old Ernesto feels left out when he realizes he’s the only kid in school who hasn’t lost any baby teeth. Ernesto resorts to drastic measures to get rid of them; his teeth, however, have other plans.
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
    UK, 2011 / Animation/ Dir. Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschotter / 26 min
    One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. This follow-up to the Oscar-nominated original is adapted from Julia Donaldson’s enormously popular Gruffalo picture books and features the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, Shirley Henderson, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson.
  • Gulp
    UK, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Sumo Science / 2011, 2 min
    Aardman Animations and Sumo Science follow up PCFF 2013’s wonderful, diminutive “Dot” – which set the world record for smallest animated character – by notching it up a few orders of magnitude. Shot on an expansive seaside location, “Gulp” sets a new record for the world’s largest stop-motion set, in this story of a fisherman who gets swallowed by a whale.
  • Keenan at Sea
    USA, 2010 / Animation / Dir. David Cowles and Jeremy Galante / 2 min
    This adorable, hummable tune from New York acoustic pop group The Girls was the theme song for the 2012 NY International Children’s Film Festival! “A salty sea and a boat for three as we sail past the coral reef … We wave goodbye to the sandy beach far away … La la la la!”
  • Metro
    USA, 2011 / Animation/ Dir. Jake Wyatt / 5 min
    To retrieve her stolen train ticket, a young girl chases a mysterious fox through a secret door and into a subterranean wonderland.
  • Twist & Shout
    Japan, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Yosuke Kihara / 3 min
    Two cute-as-buttons Japanese puppets travel to Abbey Road to find inspiration and shoot the video for their ukulele version of “Twist and Shout.”
  • Who is Not Sleeping?
    Sweden, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Jessica Laurén / 4 min
    Rabbit is sleeping over at Teddy Pig’s house. It’s going to be lots of fun! They are playing and drinking hot chocolate, but when the lights go out, something doesn’t feel quite right.