Short Film Program: The Nimble and the Quick

Wednesday, April 9 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Ingenuity is the big theme in this short film program. Watch young characters using their creativity and imagination to make changes in their daily lives.

Themes: disability, creativity, ingenuity, teamwork, prejudice, and peace.

Goal!

Dreams of World Cup glory collide with the reality of an after school paper route for one young soccer fan.

Producer Madison Graie in attendance.

I Spy With My Little Eye

The imaginative Mia convinces the timid Ingo to play 'I spy with my little eye' in the kitchen. More and more, the game transforms the kitchen’s reality into a wild sea adventure.

In German with English subtitles. 

Matilde

Though Matilde tries hard to focus in class, she still struggles to follow the teacher’s lessons. Inspired by her mother’s hair salon and her daily walk by the local tennis courts, Matilde decides to take matters into her own hands and create a learning environment that suits her needs.

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

Quickery and Slowery

Quickery and Slowery are complete opposites: Quickery rushes through life, often making reckless mistakes; Slowery, on the other hand, is thoughtful but too slow, missing opportunities because he can’t make decisions. But when the duo is faced with a challenge, Quickery and Slowery must overcome their differences and learn to work together.

In Cantonese with English subtitles.

 

The Other Side

Shunned by his classmates, a young Israeli boy strikes up an unusual friendship with someone on the Palestinian side of the West Bank separation wall. Can kicking a ball over a high fence build a relationship in the absence of a face-to-face encounter?

Content advisory:  there is a brief explosion.  No one is injured.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Winner of 1st Adult Jury Prize – Live Action Short Film at 2012 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

The Trap

A little girl sets a trap for an unsuspecting visitor.

No dialogue.

Think Brilliance

This short animation is about the moment in the life of a light bulb that is trying so hard to be the best possible little light bulb it can be. 

No dialogue.

Director Diego De La Rocha will be in attendance.