Magic Carpet Ride 2019 (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Language: In English or American Sign Language (w/English subtitles)
Multiple Film Types | 2014-2018 | 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 nine different countries. No genie needed! The stories include an anglerfish who is afraid of the dark, a world where everything is made of wool, and a film inspired by the music of Bill Harley. This year’s reel will transport you from as close as Seekonk to as far away as Australia.
Film lineup is subject to change without notice.
A View From the Window
A short film offering an immersive glimpse of a school day through the eyes of deaf children.
USA, 2017 / English and American Sign Language / Christian Filippone, Azar Kafaei / 8 min / Documentary
A young anglerfish trying to go to bed keeps seeing ominous shadows until he turns his headlight on.
Germany, 2018 / no dialogue / Julia Ocker / 4 min / Animation
In the studio of passing time each season has its own artist designated to design and implement the beauty around the world.
France, 2017 / no dialogue / Helene Letourneur / 3 min / Animation
Dark, Dark Woods
Pushed beyond her breaking point by an endless routine of duties and lessons, Princess Maria is swept into the dark, dark woods full of monsters––or are they?
Denmark, 2017 / no dialogue / Emile Gignoux / 6 min / Animation
A family of raindrops attempts to follow their native storm clouds in order to survive. Only after they realize the sun will return them to the heavens where they began does their fear of the sun “evaporate.”
France, 2017 / no dialogue / Karsten Kjaerulf-Hoop, Sarah Joy Jungen / 7 min / Animation
A group of kids visits a nature center with their teacher. They go to a room with a tank of jellyfish. The teacher starts to lecture and the longer he talks, the more excited the kids get. But it is not the lecture that captures their attention!
USA-Poland, 2018 / English / Marcin Gizycki / 6 min / Live Action
The Little Bird and the Caterpillar
A bird and a caterpillar often have conflicting needs. Introduce a fox into the story and now they have much more in common!
Germany, 2017 / no dialogue / Lena Von Doehren / 4 min / Animation
Miles is a little boy whose best friend is a tree. Together, they venture on a road trip to enjoy a summer day at the funfair. Miles is a testament that you will never be lonely or bored as long as your imagination leads the way.
Switzerland, 2018 / no dialogue / Barbara Brunner / 4 min / Animation
Mr. Night Has a Day Off
Why is the night changing the day? Because when you don’t like something, you change it.
Lithuania, 2016 / no dialogue / Ignas Meilunas / 2 min / Animation
A kitten is hungry and can’t catch anything tasty when she goes out fishing. But in a moment of illumination she finds a creative solution and a helper.
Sweden, 2018 / no dialogue / Uzi Geffenblad / 9 min / Animation
A Walk Around the Block
This short animated film of the song by Bill Harley tells the musical story of a boy sent farther and farther afield––from block, to town, to land, to earth, to moon, to outer space––in his father’s quest for a moment of peace. The boy’s travels are an imaginative odyssey, revealing the wonders of the world and beyond, and a playful tribute to the affection between a child and his parent.
USA, 2014 / English / Laura Dowling / 5 min / Animation
A young fellow finds himself stumbling upon an ordinary flashlight that allows him to explore other places, reminding us to live in the present.
USA, 2017 / no dialogue / James Mabery / 2 min / Animation
This stunning stop-motion animation from Poland creates a world made entirely from wool. Mr. Wooly is the caretaker of this close-knit community who would come unraveled without him!
Poland, 2018 / English / Joanna Polak / 10 min / Animation
By My Side
There are so many ways to enjoy playing with your younger sibling!
Australia-USA, 2018 / English / Hayley Morris / 2 min / Animation