This screening is free thanks to a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.
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. NYICFF (NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival) Party Mix 2013/2014 is a kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 6 to 12.
**Alimation** _France Experimental, Alexandre Dubosc, 2011, 3 min_
Spinning cakes create zoetrope animation effects – giving viewers new insight into the origins of
cameras, projectors and animation…as well as a major craving for dessert!
**At the Opera** _Argentina Animation, Juan Pablo Zaramella, 2011, 1 min_
Juan Pablo Zaramella (creator of last year’s Luminaris) brings us his new film about a particularly moving
night at the opera. Guaranteed to move you to tears!
**Choir Tour** _Latvia Animation, Edmunds Jansons, 2012, 5 min_
It’s a wild free-for-all when a famous boys’ choir breaks away from their conductor while on tour
in Seoul and causes mayhem in the hotel. Cool graphic design, wonderful visual humor and music,
**The Fox and the Chickadee** _Canada Animation, Evan DelRushie, 2012, 7.5 min_
Mr. Fox thinks he has Chickadee right where he wants her: trapped and ready to be eaten. But the
cunning little Chickadee knows where the farmer hides the key to the chicken coop. If only Mr. Fox will
cooperate, the two can work together to steal that much larger and more delicious feast.
**Fresh Guacamole** _USA Animation, PES, 2012, 1.5 min_
PES is back with this latest (and Oscar®-nominated!) take on the culinary arts. pass the chips! From the creator of past NYICFF favorites Western Spaghetti, The Deep, and Game Over.
**Grandmother** _Colombia Animation, Carlos Smith Rovira, 2012, 8 min_
When sleeping at her grandmother’s house in the countryside, a little city girl becomes spooked by the
wrinkled, weather-worn old woman and the unfamiliar surroundings. In this beautifully animated fable
she learns that it is our roots that give us strength.
**I’m Going to Mums** _New Zealand Live Action, Lauren Jackson, 2012, 13 min_
Poor Jacob. His newly divorced parents insist on dressing him in ridiculous clothes to spite each other –
and the continual changing of outfits becomes a parade of absurdity. With his parents’ feuding getting
worse by the day, Jacob resorts to desperate fashion measures to assert his identity.
**Lola** _France Animation, Franck Janin, 2011, 6 min_
Two dolls in a toy store are separated when a customer decides to buy one of them. In search of his lost
partner, the other embarks on an emotional journey around the world.
**Paper Touch** _Taiwan Animation, Hui-ching Tseng, 2011, 5 min_
Paper cutouts and corrugated cardboard burst into origami action to create a hybrid pinball-pachinko
machine in this gorgeous and highly imaginative stop-motion short.
**Snack Attack** _USA Animation, Andrew Cadelago, 2012, 4. 5 min_
Waiting to board the train, an old lady just wants to eat her cookies in peace. But the young punk on the
platform next to her seems intent on sharing her snack… or is something else going on here?
**Subway Train** _USA Animation, Garrett Davis, 2011, 4 min_
Set to the funky beats of the pop Ups, this music video features oddly morphing animals on their
morning commute – and one epic pan-flute solo!
**Summer Bummer** _USA Animation, Bill Plympton, 2011, 1.5 min_
From world-renowned animator and friend-of-the-festival Bill Plympton, a man with a case of shark
paranoia has second thoughts before diving into his pool, reminding us that the greatest fear is fear
**The Vacuum Kid**_USA Documentary, Katharine Mahalic, 2011, 10 min_
A charming 12-year old boy shares his unusual passion for vacuum cleaners.