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New Orleans Film Society

The 6th Annual New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival is presented by the New Orleans Film Society, the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival (LAICFF) and the Contemporary Arts Center.

The festival will take place Saturday, August 10, 2013, and Sunday, August 11, 2013. All film screenings take place at the Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street).

A = Animated / L = Live Action / D = Documentary

Saturday, Aug. 10

Program #1: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Short films for all ages

“Animation Showcase!” (Various): A reel of short animation from around the world — new and classic shorts making their New Orleans debuts! (A) (Various)

Program #2: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Short films for all ages

“PI.nk!” (Anne Kristin Berge): A minimalist painter works silent concentration on a series of hopeless squares. Suddenly, helps arrives. (A) (Denmark)

“Pingu’s Bouncy Fun” (Marianne Noser, Otmar Gutmann): The world’s favorite penguin enjoys testing gravity’s limits. (A) (New Zealand)

“Little Frogs” (Terry Mitchell): Little frogs learn not to stray too far. (A) (USA)

“Head Dwellers” (Eszter Szoboszlay): A peek into the inside of a head, where we find… the head dwellers. (A) (Hungary)

“Boy and the Dragon Kite” (from the Animated Film School Croatia): A kite sails into the clouds, with a boy right behind it. (A) (Croatia)

“Adelita” (Ari Carillo): The story of a piñata heroine, based on the legend. (A) (USA)

“Home” (Joseph Barker, Ben Rivet): A bird goes on a journey to build a home for his family. (A) (USA)

Plus more exciting short films!

Program #3: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Short films for all ages

“New Varazdin” (Various directors): Enjoy the newest collection of short animation made by children from countries around the world, including Croatia, Russia, China, Japan and more. Presented in partnership with the Varazdin Animation Festival in Croatia. (A) (Various)

Program #4: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Short films for ages 7 and older

“Southern Charm” (Various directors): A collection of short films and animation born and raised in the south, including excellent shorts from Florida State University and more. (A/L) (USA)

Program #5: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Short films for ages 9 and older

“Older Kids Collection” (Various directors): Live-action and animated shorts for ages 9 and older, making their New Orleans debuts! (L/A) (Various)

Sunday, Aug. 11

Program #6: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Short films for all ages

“Hello, I Like You” (Brooklyn Mixtape Club): A highly condensed happiness espresso. (A) (USA)

“New York Minute”: In one minute, puppets in NYC come alive and do a little dance. (D) (USA)

“Prince Rat” (Albert Radl): The princess is abducted by a presumed dragon. Heroism looms. (A) (Germany)

“Ensad: Alive” (Various Directors): Delightful all-ages animation from the famed French animation school Ensad, including “glong,” “Le son du pignon,” “Des formers et des colures” and “Fouding or not founding.” (A) (France)

Plus other great animation and live-action shorts!

Program #7: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Short films for all ages

“Deathly Beloved” (Natalie Xavier): Seymour the skeleton boy has a large skull and falls down frequently. When he meets the ghost girl Prudence, things change for him. (A) (USA)

“Irasshai” (Annie Yia Tien Tu): A group of sushi escape from a restaurant, then face yet another challenge before freedom. (A) (USA)

“Baseball Boogie” (Vivian Lee): LeRon is the best ball player in the neighborhood, but for this young slugger, every home run in like a strikeout. (A) (USA)

“Bunny Business” (Rebecca Olson): A young man needs to fix his favorite stuffed animal. (A) (USA)

“Maccupation” (Jackie Marion): The young squirrel Mac hoards his precious acorn, but soon learns the value of sharing and friendship. (A) (USA)

“Rainy Day Ducks” (Danielle M. Heitmuller): Mai meets a family of ducks at a gas station on a rainy afternoon. Can she help them navigate the urban landscape? (A) (USA)

Plus more!

Program #8: 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. — Short films for all ages

“California Dreaming: Best of Fest” (Various Directors): A wide-ranging assortment of short films representing the best of the children’s film festival selections in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, new to NOLA! Sit back, relax and surf this varied worldwide collection! (L/A) (Various)