PARTY MIX: Best of 2013 New York International Children’s Film Fest
Language: English, musical, or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2011, 2012 | 70 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: See films for thematic elements.)
Every year PCFF welcomes compilations of the best short films from other major festivals around the country. We’re especially delighted to be able to bring to Providence the best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival in Party Mix 2014 : short animations, live action, documentaries, and experimental films.
France, 2011 / Experimental / Dir. Alexandre Dubosc / 3 min
Spinning cakes create zoetrope animation effects—giving viewers new insight into the origins of cameras, projectors and animation…as well as a major craving for dessert!
- At the Opera
Argentina, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella / 1 min
Juan Pablo Zaramella,creator of PCFF 2013’s “Luminaris,” brings us his new film about a particularly moving night at the opera. Guaranteed to move you to tears!
- Choir Tour
Latvia, 2012 / Animation / Dir. Edmunds Jansons / 5 min
It’s a wild free-for-all when a famous boys’ choir breaks away from their conductor while on tour in Seoul and causes mayhem in the hotel. Cool graphic design, wonderful visual humor and music, beautiful music!
- The Fox and the Chickadee
Canada, 2012 / Animation / Dir. Evan DeRushie/ 8 min
Mr. Fox thinks he has Chickadee right where he wants her: trapped and ready to be eaten. But the cunning little Chickadee knows where the farmer hides the key to the chicken coop. If only Mr. Fox will cooperate, the two can work together to steal that much larger and more delicious feast.
- Fresh Guacamole
USA , 2012 / Animation /Dir. PES / 2 min
PES is back with this latest (and Oscar®-nominated!) take on the culinary arts … pass the chips! From the creator of NYICFF favorites “Western Spaghetti,” “The Deep” and “Game Over.”
Colombia, 2012 / Animation /Dir. Carlos Smith Rovira / 8 min
When sleeping at her grandmother’s house in the countryside, a little city girl becomes spooked by the wrinkled, weather-worn old woman and the unfamiliar surroundings. In this beautifully animated fable she learns that it is our roots that give us strength.
- I’m Going to Mum’s
New Zealand, 2012 / Live Action / Dir. Lauren Jackson / 13 min
Poor Jacob. His newly divorced parents insist on dressing him in ridiculous clothes to spite each other – and the continual changing of outfits becomes a parade of absurdity. As his parents’ feuding gets worse by the day, Jacob resorts to desperate fashion measures to assert his identity.
France, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Franck Janin / 6 min
Two dolls in a toy store are separated when a customer decides to buy one of them. In search of his lost partner, the other embarks on an emotional journey around the world.
- Paper Touch
Taiwan, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Hui-Ching Tseng / 5 min
Paper cutouts and corrugated cardboard burst into origami action to create a hybrid pinball-pachinko machine in this gorgeous and highly imaginative stop-motion short.
- Snack Attack
USA, 2012 / Animation / Dir. Andrew Cadelago / 5 min
Waiting to board the train, an old lady just wants to eat her cookies in peace. But the young punk on the platform next to her seems intent on sharing her snack … or is something else going on here?
- Subway Train
USA, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Garrett Davis / 4 min
Set to the funky beats of the Pop Ups, this music video features oddly morphing animals on their morning commute – and one epic pan-flute solo!
- Summer Bummer
USA, 2011 / Animation / Dir. Bill Plympton / 2 min
From world-renowned animator and friend of PCFF Bill Plympton: A man with a case of shark paranoia has second thoughts before diving into his pool, reminding us that the greatest fear is fear itself … right?
- The Vacuum Kid
USA, 2011 / Documentary / Dir. Katharine Mahalic / 10 min
A charming 12-year old boy shares his unusual passion for vacuum cleaners.