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5: Children\'s Films [clear filter]
Sunday, July 27

10:00am PDT

San Diego Int'l Children's Film Festival - Program 1 - Animation Showcase!
Animation Showcase!
A reel of short animation from around the world, some of the best and most creative all-ages animation on the planet, including films from Spain, Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, China, Russia, Mexico, Italy, Australia, and Japan. (A)

Devereux Milburn/Annie Minogue
The inherent optimism and spontaneity of youth is seen in this inspiring music video. (L) (USA)

Airburst, the Soda of Doom
Dani Bowman
Based on the popular children's video-game adventure! (A) (USA)

Christopher and Oliver DeFaye
Musical notes with personalities show music has a life of its own. (A) (Japan)

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 9

11:30am PDT

San Diego Int'l Children's Film Festival - Program 2
The Plastic Pest
Jessica Hokanson
Insects made of plastic bags enjoy nature from a different perspective. (A) (USA)

Nicholas Mastrangelo
In this music video by the band Haunted by Heroes, bravery wins out in a battle involving robots and monsters.

I've Awoken
Nicholas Mastrangelo
A robot crash lands on a planet and tries to settle into his new "home"...until he begins to miss the things that warmed his heart the most.

Made by Children!
This year's version of short animation from around the world made by children, presented in partnership with the Varazdin Croatia Animation Festival. Films from Croatia, Russia, Belgium, Africa, and France. (A) (Global)

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Room 9

1:00pm PDT

San Diego Int'l Children's Film Festival - Program 3
A Hitch at the Fairmont
Craig Lew
Birds gather ominously, like a Hitchcock film. But perhaps they have something good in mind. An ode to reading, based on the book by Jim Averbeck. (A)(USA)

Charlotte Puerin
The Munchimonster and friends help kids learn more about good eating and the fun and health benefits of exercise, in the films Munchercise with Munchy Monster, How to Save Seeds, and more. (A) (USA)

Mish and Mash
Caroline Cunningham Oakes
Mish and Mash are tiny creatures who make the most of new adventures. (A) (New Zealand)

The Ant and the Grasshopper
Andrew Aiton
An ant and a grasshopper discover a pile of food. What's next? (A) (USA)

The Frog and the Ox
Andrew Aiton
A frog seeks to be as strong as an ox? Is it possible? (A) (USA)

Today's Headline
Arem Kim
One man faces peril, with some strange obstacles in the way. (A) (USA)

Baseball Boogie
Vivian Lee
LeRon is the best ball player in the neighborhood, but for this young slugger, every home run is like a strikeout. (A) (USA)

Paul-Emile Boucher
An Inuit child wanders away from his village, fascinated by a wild bird. (A) (France)

What I Got
Kevin Davis/Bill Mumy
Bill Mumy, aka Joe Busker, gets transported into a Humphrey Bogart movie by unknown forces, when he meets a mysterious girl at the Santa Monica Pier. A tribute to John Houston's African Queen. (L/A)

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 9

2:30pm PDT

San Diego Int'l Children's Film Festival - Program 4
The Wishing Well
Rod Maxwell
One woman's quest for love takes her to a wishing well. An all-time festival favorite. Directed by and starring Rod Maxwell, star of the SyFy Channel series Face Off. Rod Maxwell in person at the screening! (L/A) (USA)

Lost and Found
Philip Hunt
A boy and a penguin find friendship and adventure. Who is lost, and who is found? (A) (UK)

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 9

3:30pm PDT

San Diego Int'l Children's Film Festival - Program 5 - Best of Fest
Some of the best shorts from the past 11 years of the festival. Take a trip back in time, enjoying again some of the all-time favorites! (A, L, D)

Dead Bug
Julio Benito Cabrera
Don't be too quick to judge nature. It may surprise you. A colorful animation-meets-live action treat. (L) (Puerto Rico)

A Film by Abigail Paul Vernon
A child discusses her new toy video camera she received for Christmas, leading her to create and explain the characters and plot of an intricate story she has for a film. (D) (UK)

Bunny Business
Rebecca Olson
A young man needs to fix his favorite stuffed animal. (A) (USA)

Juan Pablo Zaramella
In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things. (L/A) (Spain)

Kirsten Lepore
This stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation via bottle. (A) (USA)

Move Mountain
Kirsten Lepore
A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape. (A) (USA)

Cootie Contagion
Joshua Smooha
Biohazard. Cootie levels: Maximum. Patient: Matt. Infected by: Rebecca. Patient still interested in her. Patient must be quarantined! (L) (USA)

Meghan Artes
Soup takes on many different flavors. The ABCs of soup. (A) (USA)

The Plant
Jennifer Oxley
A girl devises a creative solution to get her kite from the branches of a tall tree. (A) (USA)

Yarn, Paper, Scissors
Rebecca Olson
A stop-motion animated short about a yarn critter that must save his paper friend from a malevolent pair of scissors. (A) (USA)

Fish Tank Fantasy
Alison Chin
Frustrated by the boundaries of life, a fish has an epiphany that could bring him happiness. (A) (USA)

Maija Burnett
A boy's adventure takes him higher than he imagined. (A) (USA)

Albert Radl
A locked door. A stubborn person. Who wins? (A) (Germany)

Mike Dacko
Teamwork and loyalty while on the run. (A) (USA)

The Mantis Parable
Josh Staub
A parable of friendship, hope, and promises kept. (A) (USA)

Airport Goodbye
Katie Maren
Childhood memories stay strong. (A) (USA)

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 9

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