Passionate Pursuits (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2016, 2017 | 70 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: no additional caveats)

People with passion so strong, they live, practice, or focus more effort towards their goal than anything else they know. Get inspired, do stuff! One story is about a young Hungarian swimmer who races faster the more she practices. Then there is the man who dives down to unclog the largest sewer tank pipes in Mexico City. (BTW, he LOVES it!) And just as passionate is a young girl trying to protect the eggs of sea turtles on her beach. What’s your passionate pursuit?

*Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

My Haggan Dream
On the island of Saipan, a young girl’s mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around her home.
USA, 2016 / English / Laura and Rob Sams / 8 min / Documentary

Au Revoir Balthazar
A scarecrow is soothed by the resonant sounds of the ocean he hears from a seashell. It inspires him to go to the ocean one last time. Does he go? Is it a dream?
Switzerland, 2016 / no dialogue / Rafael Sommerhalder / 10 min / Animation

Dear Henri
Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply, and his sudden absence raises the question: can their correspondence continue, and if so, how?
USA, 2017 / English / Matthew Sandager / 13 min / Live Action-Animation

Am I Paris
A dancer twirls and swirls through parts of Paris driven by the beats of Prokofiev.
USA, 2017 / no dialogue / Redha Medjellekh / 2 min / Live Action-Experimental

Little Mouse
This very imaginative animation tells a story about a young girl training to become one of the best swimmers in on the team.
Hungary, 2016 / Hungarian w/English subtitles / Ervin B Nagy / 7 min / Animation

A young girl grew up among Alaskan Huskies and dogsleds. Now dog-sledding and camping in the wilds of Sweden during the dead of winter has become her life’s joy.
German, 2017 / German w/English subtitles / Simon Ostermann / 13 min / Documentary

In an effort to make her senior trials unforgettable, a brilliant and overly ambitious witch named Hazel attempts to steal the ancient book of Merlin from her magical school’s enchanted library!
USA, 2017 / English / Alexa Tuttle / 16 min / Live Action