Magic Carpet Ride 2018 (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2016, 2017 | 70 min
Recommended for all ages (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

Jump on the PCFF magic carpet and get ready to ride! We will explore the cinematic wonders of the world from eight different countries. No genie needed! There will stories of a girl wanting to live in a zoo, a baby wolf raised by a bunny family and a love story between two dirigible pilots. This year’s reel will transport you from as close as New York City to as far away as New Zealand and Switzerland.

*Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Pioneers of the Universe
You don’t need to be a young whippah-snappah to want to go to space! During the USSR space race, Macha and Vassily work secretly on a special project.
France, 2017 / Benjamin Bernon, Clémentine Courbin, Matthieu Guevel, Anthony Rege, Jérôme VanBeneden / 5 min / Animation

Wolfie the Bunny
What happens when a bunny family adopts a wolf puppy? Nature vs. nurture is tested!
USA, 2017 / Galen Fott  / 8 min / Animation

F is for Friends
The letter F is used to spell friends but what makes a friend?
USA, 2017 / Stephanie Kemp and Adam Bluming  / 1.5 min / Live Action

I Want to Live in the Zoo
Sasha is tired of living at home and she announces to her parents where she now plans to live, the ZOO!  Unexpectedly, they respond, “Don’t forget your toothbrush.”
Russian Federation, 2017  / Evgenia Golubeva  / 6 min / Animation

Lemon & Elderflower
Two sibling hummingbirds have to build different inventions in order to solve their “big” problem, to fly like birds!
United Kingdom, 2017 /  Ilenia Cotardo / 3 min / Animation

Someone Good Will Find You
A father’s intentions to teach his son the value of saving money leads to a lesson the father did not forsee.
USA, 2016 / Leelila Strogov / 9 min / Live Action

A short, semi-autobiographical animation of a young girl coping with the loss of her beloved grandmother that leads to a journey of self–realization and acceptance.
Taiwan, 2017 / ChiaLing Yang  / 3 min / Animation

A Festive Wind
Orchestras gather in a small village for a friendly competition that ends with a feast!
France, Switzerland, 2016 / Marjolaine Perreten  / 10 min / Animation

Kitchen Witch
A precocious kitten wants to be a witch’s familiar and must pass a test or she will forever be just a simple cat, but the witch sees something in the kitten she does not expect.
New Zealand, 2016 / James Cunningham / 9 min / Live Action-Animation

Two Balloons
A stunning animation about two lemur dirigible pilots trying to connect for a romantic meal but storms loom on the horizon…
USA, 2017 / Mark C Smith / 9 min / Animation

Opposite Day
Take a day and abide by the rule that everything you say is opposite of everything you mean. (Hopefully everyone you speak to knows it’s opposite day too!)
Germany, 2017 / Fabian Friedrich / 2 min / Animation

Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning
Two robots friends usually arrive at the same solution to any given problem but tend to travel different paths to get there.
Canada, 2017 / DaCosta Bayley / 5 min / Animation