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Watch NYICFF Shorts Today!

By Emily Ohara, Education Program Manager & JBFC Kids Curator 05.07.20

Streaming Kids Festival Shorts Programs!

The New York International Children's Film Festival is doing a special screening of their 2019 shorts programs; Kid Flicks One (ages: 3+) and Kid Flicks Two (ages 8+) streaming May 8th-15th. A real crowd pleaser, these shorts have visited the Jacob Burns Film Center in this past September and January, where kids and their parents couldn't get enough of them. 

About Kid Flicks One: If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a tad behind in the charming Kuap. Catching up on penmanship is the name of the game in the winning doc Pen Licence. Then little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious Flipped reworks the script. These shorts and so many others await you! Kid Flicks One is recommended for ages 3–7. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

About Kid Flicks Two: Take a wild ride and harness the (cat) power of the cosmos with the quirky film Catmos. If you’re curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of a Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl. And whether you prefer savory or sweet, the duo in Mogu & Perol just might convince you there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship. With these films and others, this delightful selection of shorts shows you’re never too old to learn a few new tricks! Kid Flicks Two is recommended for ages 8 and up. Click HERE to purchase tickets. 


JBFC Kids Audience Choice Shorts Winners 

Check out our JBFC Kids Audience Shorts Choice Winners, PEET and Pickles of Doom, from September 2019 when the audience voted for their favorite NYICFF short including our own student work. A huge surprise when BOTH shorts were PEET and Pickles of Doom made by JBFC Kids students!

PEET 

48 sec. 2019. USA. JBFC Kids Audience Choice Shorts Winner.

Meet “PEET” the robot of the future for when you get that cotton candy craving! 

Note: The PEET appears as the first short out of other paper animations focused on robots of the future. Enjoy!


Pickles of Doom 

5 min. 2019. USA. JBFC Kids Audience Choice Shorts Winner.

Three boys discover a jar of magical pickles causing some trouble with wishes


NYICFF Kid Flicks One (2019)

Recommended ages: 3-7

Program runtime: 56 min.


Bigger, brighter, bolder—change is in the air in NYICFF Kid Flicks 1, brimming with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation.

If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a tad behind in the charming KUAP. Catching up on penmanship is the name of the game if you want to graduate from pencils in the winning doc Pen Licence. Then little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious Flipped reworks the script.

These shorts and so much more await you!


NYICFF Kid Flicks Two (2019)

Recommended ages: 8+

Program runtime: 72 min.


NYICFF Kid Flicks 2 bridges the gap between little and big for young audiences growing in experiences and ideas.

Take a wild ride and harness the (cat) power of the cosmos with the quirky film Catmos. If your curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of a Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl. And whether their tastes lean umami or sweet, the duo in Mogu & Perol just might convince you there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship.

With these films and more, NYICFF Kid Flicks 2 shows you’re never too old to learn a few new tricks!