Shorts in Brief: Quality Films for Young Children

Event has passed (Sun May 26, 2013 - Sun May 26, 2013)
Smith Rafael Film Center
Family, Movies, Children's Event


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Sunday, May 26, 11am

All tickets $5

The third annual edition of our family showcase presents the best shorts from the acclaimed New York International Children’s Film Festival. While last year featured the best of Pixar, this time around we offer nine films from six different countries. The British animation The Gruffalo’s Child, based on the popular book, has voices by Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. Highlights also include the candy-colored Balloon Moon and Keenan at Sea (with a hummable song by acoustic pop group The Girls), as well as Twist and Shout (with a visit to Abbey Road), Ernesto, about a boy whose baby teeth are making him miserable, and B/W Races, the hilarious animation from Italy. Finally the venerable (and irresistible) Aardman Animation uses a big beach to tell a tiny tale in the sand. Films are all in English or are non-verbal and therefore friendly to non-readers. This program serves as a preview of the entertaining children’s films to be enjoyed at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October. Program approximately 60 min.


  1. Smith Rafael Film Center
    1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA