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

Country: Multi-national
Language: English, musical, or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2011, 2012 |
Recommended for ages Recommended for all ages (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!

  • The Dancer
    USA, 2011 / Documentary / Dir. Seth Stark / 11 min
    This uplifting true story about orphan Satish shows shades of “Slumdog Millionaire.” Beautiful village and pastoral scenery and quick-cut montages revel in the bustling colors, sounds, tastes and textures of India, while Satish’s indomitable spirit and joyfulness prevail against all odds.
  • Dawn
    Canada, 2010 / Animation / Jean-François Proulx / 1.5 min
    When a bump in the road causes an unexpected chain of events, a truck driver’s life flashes before his eyes.
  • Dripped
    France, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Leo Verrier / 9 min
    A fantastic imagining of how Jackson Pollock came upon his “drip” and action-painting style: by devouring (literally) all the styles of the modern past.
  • Extinction of the Saber-toothed Housecat
    USA, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Damon Wong / 3.5 min
    Though scientists have conjectured, none could truly say what caused the demise of the Saber-toothed Housecat. But now this hard-hitting documentary reveals startling new evidence to detail the dramatic last moments of one of Earth’s least-known creatures.
  • The Girl and the Fox
    USA, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Tyler J. Kupferer / 5.5 min
    An enemy becomes a friend as a young girl has a life-and-death encounter with a snow fox at dusk in the frozen forest.
  • Hello, I Like You
    USA, 2011 / Experimental / Dir. Mixtape Club / 2 min
    Created by Brooklyn’s Mixtape Club, this quick-cut musical montage plays with texture, shape, pattern and movement Rope, leaves, nuts and bolts, and eye hooks twist, dance and pop to a soothing electronic beat.
  • Luminaris
    Argentina, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella / 6.5 min
    From the director of past NYICFF favorites Lapsus and Journey to Mars comes a brilliantly executed, visually unique and immensely amusing stop motion short that took home the audience award at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival. In a world controlled and timed by light, one man has a plan that could change destiny.
  • The Maker
    Australia, 2010 / Animation / Dir. Christopher Kezelos / 5 min
    In a dark room, a glass-eyed puppet is constructing a lookalike companion while the sands drain away in an hour glass and violin music plays in a minor key. He completes the puppet, but she doesn’t come alive. At last her eyes open and they share a few brief moments of togetherness before the sand runs out.
  • Maximum Boost
    Switzerland, 2010 / Live Action / Dir. Rolf Hellat / 5 min
    With inventive use of sound, including crackly original audio from the Apollo 13 space mission, Remo and his grandmother blast off from a rainy playground in Switzerland on a journey to the moon.
  • The Storyteller
    India, UK / Animation / Dir. Nandita Jain / 10 min
    Nirmala lives in a seaside village with her grandpa, who recites her favorite story about a fisher boy. Yet lately he’s been forgetting some of the details.