This screening is free thanks to a grant from the [Missouri Arts Council](https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/).
The New York International Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Each year the festival presents a carefully curated collection of the best new animation, live action and experimental film from around the world in an exhilarating festival atmosphere with all the immediacy and excitement of a Cannes or Sundance.
A teenage monster confronts a bully in Welcome to My Life (USA), a Japanese-Australian boy finds adventure in his lunchbox in Riceballs (Australia), and a competitive swimmer must prove that big talent can come in small packages in Little Mouse (Hungary). Kid Flix 2 features live action and animated shorts for ages 8 and up from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival that offer witty and wise takes on friends, family, and fitting in.
**NINO & FELIX**
Animation, Marta Palazzo & Lorenzo Latrofa, 2015, 8 min
Nino and Felix, two boys thrown together by circumstance, must learn to work it out in fantastical fashion to find
Animation, Ervin B. Nagy, 2016, 7 min
Eleven-year-old “Little Mouse” is a naturally gifted swimmer who earned a spot at the Bucharest Youth
Championship. Will she have what it takes to out-lap the big kids?
Live Action, Shingo Usami, 2015, 10 min
A father and son work their way past loss to strengthen cultural bonds in the unlikeliest of places: the lunchbox.
**WELCOME TO MY LIFE**
Animation, Elizabeth Ito, 2015, 9 min
The animated high school challenges of T-Kesh, your average Monster-American teenager.
Animation, Sonia Cendón, Sara Esteban, Arnau Gòdia, Ingrid Masarnau, & Martí Montañola, 2016, 7 min
Roger is used to being the leading man in a stop-motion series. But when his good luck runs out on set, he must
learn how to claw his way back to the top.
Live Action, Olga Osorio, 2016, 9 min
Summer, 1982. Teo claims he has found the fabled Einstein-Rosen Bridge through space and time. His brother Óscar doesn’t believe him…at least not for now.
Animation, Rhea Dadoo, 2016, 3 min
It’s about friendship and reflecting on personal journeys. Also, dogs!
Animation, Job, Joris, & Marieke, 2016, 21 min
Three friends must walk a day in each other’s shoes…and legs, and torsos.