All the Wiser (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2015, 2016 | 67 min
Recommended for ages 8+
Some of the most effective lessons we learn in life are through unplanned experiences. A hedgehog’s fascination with snow, an aspirational gecko and an absent-minded father are just some of the characters who grow wiser by the time the credits roll.
Film lineup is subject to change without notice.
When a young hedgehog wakes in the middle of the night to see his first snowfall, he can’t resist the temptation to explore the world now covered in white. During his exploration, he finds unexpected perils in this new environment and finding home becomes paramount.
Czech Republic, 2016 / No dialog / Lenka Ivancikova / 14 min
An animated and poetic portrait of scientist Nick Holmes’ efforts to prevent the extinction of Pacific island nesting birds by newly-arrived rats.
Australia, 2016 / English / Jill Rose / 8 min
ONCE UPON A BLUE MOON
A lonely blue alien seeks someone to play with. He sees opportunity when a spaceship arrives carrying an investigative robot. Sadly, the robot isn’t programmed for aliens or play—but will circumstance re-boot this bot?
United Kingdom, 2016 / English / Steve Boot / 3 min
Mijndert, a young man from the southern Netherlands, is about to begin his first working day in the mines. We follow his trip to the mines with an uninvited white mouse and the close call they have when a mine disaster strikes.
Netherlands, 2016 / No dialog / Janneke Swinkels, Tim Frijsinger / 5 min
A STEP TOWARD THE CHAMELEON (UN PASO HACIA EL CAMALEON) Taking a step is a simple and mindless act we do every day. While on a jungle exploration, Omar encounters a strange creature and learns that a step here is quite different. Stepping in any direction may have consequences which could discourage a person from moving at all.
Mexico, 2015 / Spanish w/English subtitles / Francisco Fuentes Lara / 6 min
LIFE OF BRI’ N CHRIS
An Australian chameleon and a British lizard share a flat in London. Chris the chameleon is an actor looking for employment but Bri reminds him, as everyone knows, that he needs to lose his Australian accent if he wishes to get hired: “It lowers a film’s production value.” Egos are bruised, tails start flying, and the spat ends with “mixed” results.
United Kingdom, 2016 / English / Michael Wakelam / 8 min
At one Australian school, the game of marbles defines the school’s social hierarchy. When Max is bullied and loses his marbles, he devises a way to restore his status and prized possession, making new friends along the way.
Australia, 2016 / English / Aaron Ellis / 10 min
A callous man has a lot of clout, until his Karma Account runs out!
Germany, 2016 / German w/English subtitles / Lukas Klaschinski / 1 min
The English alphabet performed in record speed by Peter Mack.
USA, 2016 / English / Peter Mack / 2 min
Little Tony expects another boring day as his dad drops him off at Grandpa’s house for last-minute daycare. However, upon discovering of his father’s once-beloved little red wagon, Tony sets out to make new adventures of his own and is inspired by one very imaginative grandfather!
USA, 2016 / English / Brandon Oldenburg / 6 min
IMAGINE KOLLE 37
This short documentary-style narrative film features two girls who imagine their way around a real Berlin adventure playground. The inspiration for this film came from an adventure playground located in Berlin, Germany where children build their own huts, make fire, use tools, work in the garden, watch and work with animals or just play.
USA, 2016 / English / Michele Meek / 7 min