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Short and Sweet

66 MIN • AGE RECOMMENDATION: 8+

Our family-friendly program offers award-winning short films from all around the world. Meet a tadpole who is a tad behind, and a house who is tad too tall. Help grandma find a missing bird. Meet Henri who is missing her granddad and two grandsons who love to play with theirs. Admire guinea pig Sherbert, and find out what a pen license is. Please note: Some of the short films are in a foreign language with English subtitles.

Presented with support from SSM Health

 

 

Director: Annabel Vine

 

Granbad

live action • 2018 • DCP • UK • 6 MIN

After a boy is pressured to graffiti a wall, he reveals his feelings—and his dyslexia. In the end he makes his bully realize that there are people out there who are only a phone call away. (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Svetlana Andrianova

 

Once there was a House

animation • no dialogue • 2018 • DCP • Russia • 6 MIN

In the beginning, the new high-rise building is admired by everyone. But when the elevator breaks people get nostalgic…The latest short by Two Trams (WFF 2018) director Svetlana Andrianova. Courtesy of the director. (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Anne Castaldo, Sarah Chalek, Elsa Nesme, Adrien Rouquié

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Outdoors

animation • no dialogue • 2017 • DCP • France • 6 MIN

What do you do when you are the reason your elderly neighbor's bird has escaped? You put on your roller skates and chase through NY city to follow the clues. But what do you do when the neighbor is suddenly missing too? (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Nils Hedinger

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Kuap

animation, live action • no dialogue • 2018 • DCP • Switzerland • 7 MIN

A little tadpole falls a tad behind and feels like an outsider. But there is always next spring. An animated story about growing up that takes place in front of a live-action background. (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Anne Huynh

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My Grandpa is Hiding

animation • French, with English subtitles • 2018 • DCP • France • 8 MIN

An aging grandfather explains to his grandson that he must take care of his garden when he is no longer around. A poetic and moving film about losing a loved one, but also keeping that person's memory alive. (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Olivia Peniston-Bird

 

Pen License

live action • English • 2018 • DCP • Australia • 10 MIN

A short film about a coming of age ritual that every Australian child has to go through. They need to pass a test, in order to write with a pen instead of a pencil. This short focuses on nine-year-old Tiana who soon realizes it's not about being perfect, but about persistence. (KK)

section: Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Natalie Van Den Dungen

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Sherbert Rozencrantz, You're Beautiful

live action • English • 2018 • DCP • Australia • 10 MIN

Milly's pet guinea pig Sherbert is all she plays with. Her mom is worried and therefore invites aerobics-loving cousin Carlie over for a playdate. Will there be a happy end? (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

 

Director: Matthew Sandager

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Dear Henri

animation, live action • English • 2017 • DCP • USA • 13 MIN

After the loss of her namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry, nine-year old Henri finds an imaginative way to maintain their special connection. Will she get an answer? Courtesy of the director Matthew Sandager (KK)

section: Short and Sweet, Big Screens Little Folks

 

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