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11th Annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival Sets 2016 Program

CalArts’ downtown center for the contemporary arts presents the 11th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival from Saturday, April 23 to Sunday, May 7, 2016.

LOS ANGELES -- REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for the contemporary arts, will present the 11th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival from Saturday, April 23 to Sunday, May 7, 2016. The program features three different programs per day, presented over three weekends, the RICFF features live action and animated short film programs for moviegoers of all ages.

Audiences will see magical, adventurous works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs from countries around the globe, including Argentina, Colombia, France, Iran, Mexico, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. Tickets are priced at just $5.

Full schedule with descriptions below:


Saturday, April 23

12:00 pm         Explore Galore

1:30pm            Magic Potion

3:00 pm           Adventurama

Sunday, April 24 

12:00 pm         Cuddly Critters

1:30 pm           Imagine That

3:00 pm           Adventurama  

Saturday, April 30 

12:00 pm         Cuddly Critters

1:30 pm           Magic Potion

3:00 pm           Where the Giants Tread 

Sunday, May 1  

12:00 pm         Explore Galore

1:30pm            Imagine That

3:00 pm           Show Me a Story

Saturday, May 7 

12:00 pm         Cuddly Critters

1:30pm            Imagine That

3:00 pm           Explore Galore 

Explore Galore
April 23, May 1, 12:00 pm & May 7, 3:00 pm -- Ages 2 and up. 69 min.
Adventures and a feast for the senses await you in this collection of wacky, sweet and silly animated films. Experiment with some mad scientists, dance across the kitchen counter with some sushi, trick some hungry dragons and dinosaurs, make a game out of cleaning up the house, and discover the beautiful music of friendship.

  • Silent, Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian, USA, 2014
  • Boing Doing Squeak Ping, Lisan Peters, The Netherlands, 2013, 1 min
  • Konigirikun - A Small Rice Ball, Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2015
  • Camusi Camusi, Yenny Santamaría Amado, Colombia, 2014
  • Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, Pete List, USA, 2015
  • Fridge Princess,Tale Do, Michelle Oh and Ruby Xia, Canada, 2015
  • Herman’s Heart, Anne Kristin Berge, Norway, 2014
  • Troll Trap, Klaus Morschheuser and Johannes Weiland, Germany, 2014
  • Sensible Senses, Joanna Polak, Poland, 2013
  • How Shammies Tidied Up, Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, 2015
  • Rice Ball’s Little Mallet, Yu Li-Fu, Taiwan, 2014
  • Friends (Episodes 1-2-5-8-10), Christophe Defaye and Olivier Defaye, Japan, 2014

Magic Potion
April 23 & 30, 1:30 pm -- Ages 5 and up. 66 min.
These short movies are full of “abracadabra” moments! Go on a wild wagon ride, chase the moon, find a message in a bottle, and set off on a real life adventure to discover the things that will make you truly happy.

  • Taking Flight, Brandon Oldenburg, USA, animation, 2015
  • The Moon and I, Nancy Biniadaki, Germany, live action, 2015
  • Bounce, Rory Lowe and D.C. Barclay, United Kingdom, live action, 2015
  • We Were Colors, Marcos Almada and Carlos Azcuaga, Mexico, animation, 2014
  • Freeze, Maria Peters, The Netherlands, live action, 2014
  • Myna & Asterix, Kenny Basumatary, India, live action, 2015

April 23 & 24, 3:00 pm -- Ages 7 and up. 72 min.
 All aboard for a journey into the wildest depths of your imagination! Meet mysterious birds, bumbling monsters, a magical box of toothpicks, and a miniature pirate army of three, as you discover that the best parts of adventures are the memories and friends you make along the way. 

  • Melvin the Birder, David Emmite, USA, animation, 2014
  • The Search for the Monster of Lake Quannapowitt, Sarah Lynne Reul, USA, animation, 2015
  • Sugar Rush, Reno Armanet, France, animation, 2015
  • Sky High, Stewart Powers, United Kingdom, animation and live action, 2015
  • The Great Adventure of Manel and the Magic Toothpicks, Xavier Pijuan Sala, Spain, live action, 2015
  • Job Interview, Thiago Penteado, Brazil, live action, 2015
  • Lea and the Forest Pirates, Maria Avramova, Sweden, animation, 2015

Imagine That
April 24, May 1 & May 7, 1:30 pm -- Ages 5 and up. 64 min.
Peek inside this cinematic cabinet of curiosities, and you’ll see a mind-blowing mélange of images sure to stir your most creative impulses. Befriend a lemur, dive into the pages of a book, watch your drawings come alive and marvel at the size of your own mind -- it can hold so many thoughts!

  • Little Attic, Maiia Fazulina, Russia, animation, 2015
  • The Fly, Marco di Gerlando, Italy, live action and animation, 2015
  • PAWO, Antje Heyn, Germany, animation, 2015
  • Very Lonely Cock, Leonid Shmelkov, Russia, animation, 2015
  • True Places, Theo Taplitz, USA, live action, 2015
  • Light Motif, Frédéric Bonpapa, France/United Kingdom, animation, 2014
  • Abstract Painting,Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, animation, 2015
  • Fabric Cosmos, Seung-hee Jung, South Korea, animation, 2015
  • A is for Aye-Aye: an Abecedarian Adventure, Augusta Palmer, USA, live action and animation, 2015

Cuddly Critters
April 24, 30 & May 7, 12:00 pm -- Ages 2 and up. 56 min.
Take a trip to an animated animal kingdom, where you’ll find everything from teensy ants to huge, hungry hippos! If you love four-legged, furry, finned and feathery creatures, this is the program for you.

  • Perfect Houseguest, Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, USA, 2015
  • The Last Leaf, Gwyneth Christoffel, Canada, 2014
  • The Birdie, Yekaterina Filippova, Russia
  • The Visitors, Philip Watts, Australia, 2014
  • Caballito De Mar, Yenny Santamaría Amado, Colombia, 2013
  • The Most Best Hat, Jenelle Weidlich, USA, puppetry and live action, 2015
  • Hippo and Juice, Alexey Minchenok, Russia, 2015
  • Ladybug, Marina Karpova, Russia, animation, 2015
  • Cloudy Goats, Hamid Karimian, Iran, animation, 2014
  • How Shammies Built a House, Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, 2015
  • The Little Bird and the Squirrel, Lena von Döhren, Switzerland, 2014
  • Mr. K’s New House, Enson Huang, Taiwan, 2014
  • The Mods, Antonio Padovan, Italy, 2014
  • Schwammerlbert, Pia Auteried, Germany, 2014
  • Pik-Pik-Pik, Dmitry Vysotskiy, Russia, 2014
  • Kiburi, Justin Melillo, USA, 2013
  • Xavier the Cat, Andrzej Orzechowski and Bronislaw Zeman, Poland, 2013 

Show Me A Story
May 1, 3:00 pm -- Ages 7 and up. 60 min.
Step inside a dreamscape of splendid stop-motion, drawn and painted animation and exquisite computer-rendered moving pictures, and see how stories can come alive. Some of the tales will tug at your heartstrings, while others might give you a shiver. You’ll dance with colors, marvel with motion, and meet fairy tale characters you’ll never forget. 

  • MiMO, Chang Pei Yee and Oon Qian Yi Shannon, Singapore, 2014
  • Doggydent, Pilecka Magdalena, Poland, 2014
  • Noir, Soyeon Kim, US/Korea, 2015
  • J and the Fish, Cécile Paysant, France, 2015
  • Granddaughter, Nicolas P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014
  • Out From the Deep, Katrin Novakovic, Croatia, 2013
  • My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree, Olga Poliektova and Tatiana Poliektova, Russia
  • It’s Quite True, Joanna Jasińska-Koronkiewicz, Poland, 2014
  • Hiline, Marcos Andavert, Spain, 2014
  • Papa Cloudy's Orchestra, Akiko McQuerrey, USA, animation, 2015 

Where The Giants Tread
April 30, 3:00 pm -- Ages 8 and up. 57 min.
Explore myths, fables, and fairy tales from around the world! You’ll see kids reach up and grab the moon, giants walk across rivers and coconut trees spring up overnight. And best of all, you’ll find out how lessons of kindness translate across time and space. 

  • The Child Who Hammered Nails, Isabelle Kanapé, Innu Nation/Canada, animation, 2014
  • Underground City, Joanna Polak, Poland, live action and animation, 2014
  • Legend of the Angel of Oblivion, Karolina Jozwik, Poland, animation, 2013
  • The Giant, Julio Vanzeler and Luís da Matta Almeida, Portugal, animation, 2012
  • Catalina and the Sun, Anna Paula Hönig, Argentina/Germany/France, live action, 2015
  • The Tale of the Coconut, Marc Thümmler, Germany, live action, 2015
  • Aromantic Tea, Danielle Bethel, United Kingdom, 2015

Source: REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival