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Ernest & Celestine
France, Renner/ Patar/ Aubier, 2014, 79 min
Recommended Ages: 5 to Adult (In English)
NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK
EXTRAORDINARY!" "UNFORGETTABLE!" "JUST ABOUT PERFECT!"

Don't miss the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine, featuring Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright.


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Wed Apr 16 IFC CENTER
Thu Apr 17 IFC CENTER
ENCORE SCREENING:
Shorts for Tots
Various, Various, 2014, 65 min
Recommended Ages: 3 to 6
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 3 TO 6 - A diverse showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 6.
Program includes:

My Mom is an Airplane
Russia/USA – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Yulia Aronova, 2013, 6.5 min
There are all different kinds of mothers in this world. But can your mom fly?

Hello World
France – US PREMIERE
Animation, Eric Serre, 2012, 5.5 min
In a collage forest crafted out of newspaper, plants, and paper maché, a newborn owl wakes up and explores the complicated world around him.

Sky Color
USA
Animation, Peter H. Reynolds, 2012, 7 min
When Marisol sets out to create a sky for the class mural, she discovers the blue is missing from her paints. This story celebrates the creative process and what it means to look at the world through the eyes of an artist.

On The Wing
Russia – WORLD PREMIERE (English Version)
Animation, Vera Myakisheva, 2012, 6 min
A young chicken wonders how she can learn to fly, just like all the other birds.

The Smortlybacks
China/Switzerland – US PREMIERE
Animation, Ted Sieger/Wouter Dierickx, 2013, 5 min
A mahout and his herd of peculiar pachyderms live on a mountain plateau. Together they embark on an amazing and never-ending journey.

The Lovely Letter L
USA
Animation, Evan Spiridellis, 2012, 1.5 min
An infectious song about lemons, light bulbs, laundry and lots more.

Hopfrog
Russia – EAST COAST PREMIERE
Animation, Leonid Shmelkov, 2012, 3.5 min
A series of non-scientific observations of the jumping fellows' life.

What is Music?
USA - WORLD PREMIERE
Animation, Christian Robinson, 2013, 3.5 min
Given a brief quiz on music, these kids provide some of the best – if not the most accurate – answers possible.

I Want my Hat Back
USA - WORLD PREMIERE
Animation, Galen Fott, 2013, 9 min
Bear's hat is gone and none of the animals have seen it. He starts to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.

Snowflake
Russia – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Natalia Chernysheva, 2012, 5 min
A boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow. In the morning, he finds that his world has been transformed.

Monstersymponie
Germany – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Kiana Nagshineh, 2012, 4 min
Meet the band: four monsters, one girl, and some very silly instruments. And they're definitely playing past their bedtime.


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Wed Apr 16 IFC CENTER
Fri Apr 18 IFC CENTER
Sun Apr 20 IFC CENTER
Tue Apr 22 IFC CENTER
ENCORE SCREENING:
Short Films One
Various, Various, 2014, 70 min
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 5 TO 10 - The best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 5 to 10.
Program includes:

A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log
Belgium/France – NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar, 2014, 26 min
Prepare for more zany, stop-motion mayhem as Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar follow-up their award-winning 2009 feature debut with this Yuletide sequel, detailing the misadventures of Indian and Cowboy, who become overexcited in anticipation of their Christmas gifts and have difficulty not being naughty.

The Centipede and the Toad
France – WORLD PREMIERE (English Version)
Animation, Anna Khmelevskaya, 2012, 10 min
In a faraway forest, the gracious, lissome Centipede is admired by all the other creatures. Except for the old Toad, haughty and jealous, who hates him. Based on the 19th century poem "The Centipede's Dilemma," this deliciously devious animated fable illustrates how our unconscious actions can be disrupted by conscious reflection.

Dingi
Bangladesh/Germany – NY PREMIERE
Live Action, Veit Helmer, 2012, 6 min
A group of rebellious children play a clever trick on the old boatmen who do not allow them to swim in the river Dhaka.

Borrowed Light
USA
Animation, Olivia Huynh, 2013, 4 min
A boy in an abandoned observatory tries to show the city something incredible.

Sea Legs
France – US PREMIERE
Animation, Olesya Shchukina, 2012, 4 min
A Russian sailor comes back to the city after a very long time away at sea and finds that solid land can be difficult to navigate.

The Mole at Sea
Russia – NY PREMIRE
Animation, Anna Kadykova, 2012, 5 min
Everyone's off to the seaside – by car, truck and train. Not wanting to miss out, the mole starts digging.

The New Species
Czech Republic – US PREMIERE
Animation, Katerina Karhánková, 2013, 6 min
Three friends discover a mysterious bone. With their imaginations running wild, they set out to discover the creature it belonged to.

Pohpyer
Taiwan – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Hui-ching Tseng, 2012, 3 min
In this inventive stop-motion film, the individual frames of animation are printed on t-shirts and an amusing variety of material, for a music video that blends and blurs imagination and reality.

Big Block Sing-Song: Hair
Canada – US PREMIERE
Animation, Warren Brown, 2012, 2 min
From the people who brought us John the Leprechaun, a Kraftwerk-style electronic pop tune about the stuff that grows out of your head (and sometimes other places).


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Date Theater Buy Tickets
Thu Apr 17 IFC CENTER
Sat Apr 19 IFC CENTER
Mon Apr 21 IFC CENTER
ENCORE SCREENING:
Short Films Two
Various, Various, 2014, 80 min
Recommended Ages: 8 to 14
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 8 to 14 - The best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 8 to 14.
Program includes:

Tome of the Unknown
USA – EAST COAST PREMIERE
Animation, Patrick McHale, 2013, 8 min
A slightly twisted tale from Adventure Time creative director Patrick McHale and featuring the vocal talents of Elijah Wood. Two brothers and their smart-mouthed bird find themselves lost in a mysterious place called The Unknown. Tired of walking, they decide to borrow a car from a rustic country singer made of vegetables, and head off to the big city.

Carpark
UK – WORLD PREMIERE
Animation, Ant Blades, 2013, 1.5 min
A simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

Rabbit and Deer
Hungary – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Péter Vácz, 2013, 16 min
Best friends Rabbit and Deer share everything, including a love of hot chocolate with marshmallows, but their friendship is challenged by the discovery of a third dimension.

Live Bait
Italy
Animation, Susanna Nicchiarelli, 2012, 6.5 min
A humorous contemplation of truth and mortality as a fast-talking fish tries to talk his way out of being eaten by a bigger fish.

Wind
Germany – EAST COAST PREMIERE
Animation, Robert Löbel, 2013, 3.5 min
A film about how people adapt to even the most extreme environments, Wind depicts the daily routines of settlers in an exceptionally windswept world. Created as his graduation project, Robert Löbel's clever and breezy animated short has won more than 20 international festival awards.

Mr. Hublot
Luxembourg
Animation, Laurent Witz, 2013, 12 min
This 2014 Oscar® nominated short tells the story of Mr. Hublot, a withdrawn and idiosyncratic character whose neat and tidy world is changed forever when he adopts a robotic pet.

The Dam Keeper
USA - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Animation, Dice Tsutsumi/Robert Kondo, 2013, 18 min
In a desolate future, a small town's survival depends on a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates, the dam's young operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning in order to protect the town. But when a new student joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.

The Big House
Yemen – NY PREMIERE
Live Action, Musa Sayeed, 2013, 5 min
When a poor Yemeni boy finds the keys to the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself – and his imagination – run wild in the big house. This official Sundance selection intercuts TV images of rebellion and unrest to create a powerful allegory.

The Sun
UK – US PREMIERE
Animation, Paul Hill, 2013, 1.5 min
The Sun has come out to play. Run for your lives!

Unlocking the Truth
USA
Documentary, Luke Meyer, 2013, 3.5 min
Watch out, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off.

Leaving
France – NY PREMIERE
Animation/Live Action, Joanna Lurie, 2012, 2.5 min
The lives of two characters unfolds, on and beyond city walls.


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Date Theater Buy Tickets
Wed Apr 16 IFC CENTER
Thu Apr 17 IFC CENTER
Sat Apr 19 IFC CENTER
Mon Apr 21 IFC CENTER
ENCORE SCREENING:
Flicker Lounge
For Teens & Adults Only...
Various, Various, 2014, 80 min
Recommended Ages: 12 to Adult
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 12 TO ADULT - The best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 12 to adult.
Program includes:

9 Meter
Denmark
Live Action, Anders Walter, 2013, 16.5 min
Daniel's mother is comatose in the hospital, hanging on to life by a thread. But he is convinced that she can hear him. To what lengths will he go to try to save her?

Us
Belgium/France – EAST COAST PREMIERE
Animation, Ulrich Totier, 2013, 8.5 min
In an empty, timeless space, funny little figures wander around with no apparent purpose... until one day a stone falls from the sky. What they do with it reveals the true nature of these odd creatures.

Portlandia: Rat's Book
USA – US PREMIERE
Animation, Rob Shaw, 2013, 3.5 min
Tired of the way rats are always getting slandered by humans, a trio of hipster rodents decide to write a book telling their side of the story. Featuring the voices of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
United Kingdom
Animation/Live Action – Becky and Joe, 2012, 3 min
Creativity has never been easier. Or scarier! (Kids, don't try this at home.)

Linear
Brazil
Animation/Live Action, Amir Admoni, 2012, 6 min
A line is a dot that went for a walk.

Bear Me
Germany
Animation, Kasia Wilk, 2012, 6 min
One day I found a bear. Or he found me. A short treatise on potentially harmful relationships.

Big Hands Oh Big Hands Let it Be Bigger and Bigger
China – US PREMIERE
Animation, Lei Lei, 2013, 6 min
Every year there is one film that we can't decide whether to program for tots or teens. Hope we made the right choice!

Marcel, King of Tervuren
USA
Animation, Tom Schroeder, 2013, 6 min
In this Greek tragedy – acted out by Belgian roosters – Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son, Max. A true story!

The Runaway
France
Live Action, Jean-Bernard Marlin, 2013, 22.5 min
In trouble with the juvenile courts and facing serious consequences, Sabrina must make a life-changing decision.

Love Sport: Fencing
United Kingdom – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Grant Orchard, 2012, 2.5 min
Minimalist visual style generates maximal humor in this Olympic-style fencing duel, in which the USA and Italy fight for victory using any means necessary.

I Love Your Face
Estonia – US PREMIERE
Animation, Chintis Lundgren, 2012, 3 min
Chintis Lundgren, creator of last year's Dangerous Migration Route, is back with more animated birds in her music video for "I Love Your Face" by Estonian alternative act Kali Briis.

Knock-Knock
USA
Animation, Chadwick Whitehead, 2013, 1 min
A matador fights a goose, a cougar does motorcycle tricks, and they all tell some jokes.


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Date Theater Buy Tickets
Tue Apr 22 IFC CENTER
ENCORE SCREENING:
Heebie Jeebies:
Spooky, Freaky, & Bizarre...
Various, Various, 2014, 80 min
Recommended Ages: 10 to Adult
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 10 TO ADULT - A collection of strange and scary short films from around the world, for ages 10 to adult.
Program includes:

The Duke
USA
Animation, Jonathan Campo, 2012, 1.5 min
This film is about a sandwich – a chicken parmesan hero sandwich.

Spellbreaker
Netherlands – US PREMIERE
Animation, Janis Joy Epping/Diana van Houten, 2013, 4 min
Two kids are building a sandcastle, seemingly best of friends. But when a beetle gets trapped underneath a bucket, their peaceful harmony gets disturbed.

Collectors
Switzerland – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Marcel Hobi, 2013, 5 min
Whether it's butterflies, shoes, or friendships - collecting is a passion. One can never collect too much.

The Big Beast
France – US PREMIERE
Animation, Pierre Luc Granjon, 2013, 6.5 min
A legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.

Cornea
France – US PREMIERE
Animation, Stéphane Blanquet, 2013, 5.5 min
Blood drips into a bowl of soup. An ophthalmologist auscultates the eye of a patient. A couple walks hand in hand among the flowers. A surreal montage of nightmare images from the masters of creepy, Auteur de Minuit.

On the Other Side
France – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Icinori, 2013, 5.5 min
Tracking a doe in the woods, a hunter is stopped by a black wall that blocks his way. Making the choice to cross over, he enters a strange territory from which he may never return.

Feral
USA
Animation, Daniel Sousa, 2012, 13 min
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him alive in the forest. A 2014 Oscar® nominated film.

Sleight Of Hand
Australia
Animation, Michael Cusack, 2012, 10 min
A man yearns to know his place in the world and how he fits in, when sometimes it's better not to know.

Jamón
Spain
Animation, Iria Lopez, 2012, 8 min
As the only pig in a human family, José has trouble fitting in. But after an encounter with the neighbor next door, he begins to come to terms with who he really is.

Rootless Heart
Japan
Animation, Toshiko Hata, 2013, 10 min
Two high school kids explore an abandoned house. There is something lurking in the dark.

The Fat Cat
United Kingdom – US PREMIERE
Animation, Mole Hill, 2013, 1 min
What the fat cat wants, the fat cat gets and what the fat cat gets is…fatter.

Bird Food
Ireland
Animation, Richard Keane, 2012, 4.5 min
One man. One sandwich. And a park full of pigeons. This isn't going to end well.

The Deep End
USA – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Jake Fried, 2013, 1 min
Hand-drawn animation using ink, white-out and coffee.


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Date Theater Buy Tickets
Sun Apr 20 IFC CENTER
ENCORE SCREENING:
Girls' POV Shorts
Various, Various, 2014, 80 min
Recommended Ages: 10 to Adult
SHORT FILMS FOR AGES 10 TO ADULT - A collection of the best short films from around the world featuring girls and girls' perspectives, for ages 10 to adult. Program includes:

Ivory Coast: Wax
France – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Bastien Dubois, 2013, 3 min
The printed wraps worn by the girls and women in the Ivory Coast are more than decoration. They are a unique form of communication and expression.

Neverland
France – WORLD PREMIERE
Live Action, Cecile Dcrocq, 2012, 18 min
Twelve-year-old Jeanne is spending a weekend with her parents at Disneyland in Paris. In a moment of indiscretion, Jeanne discovers a startling realization about her father.

Through You
Netherlands – US PREMIERE
Animation, Lucette Braune, 2013, 8 min
A young woman struggles through the crowd on her way to the store. As she passes these strangers, some leave a mark – but only one leaves a mark that sticks.

The Princess, the Prince, and the Green-Eyed Dragon
Germany – NY PREMIERE
Animation, Bin-Han To/Jakob Schuh, 2011, 7 min
The Prince just wants to read his newspaper. The Princess is looking for some excitement. And a thoughtful dragon is searching for a useful birthday present for his grandmother. In the end, they each get what they deserve.

Crocodiles Without Saddles
Germany – NY PREMIERE
Live Action, Britta Wandaogo, 2012, 10 min
This intimate portrait of 12-year-old Kaddi Wandaogo uses a mix of archive, interview and video diary footage to express deep personal feelings and her experience growing up between German and African families.

Pretty Anna-Lena
Germany – US PREMIERE
Animation, Ralf Kukula, 2013, 4 min
The calamitous course of a little girl's passion for finery told in a moral storybook style.

Winter Trees
United Kingdom – US PREMIERE
Animation, Karni and Saul, 2013, 3.5 min
In this music video from Aardman Animations, a Llama-Owl carries his friend to safety, as their world is washed away in a flood.

A Monster in the Reservoir
South Korea – EAST COAST PREMIERE
Animation, Lee Sung-Gang, 2012, 11.5 min
A lonely monster lives in a secluded reservoir surrounded by mountains. He is almost discovered by a young girl, but is too scared to reveal himself. As time goes on, many different people visit the reservoir – but neither the girl nor the monster forget their chance encounter.

The Red Carpet
Spain – NY PREMIERE
Live Action, Manuel Fernández/Iosu López, 2012, 12 min
Rubina was born into poverty in the slums of Mumbai – the only world she knew until she landed the role of Latika in the Academy Award®-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Despite that experience, Rubina's life seems remarkably unchanged as she talks about her love of her home and her dream of seeing herself on the screen once again.


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Fri Apr 18 IFC CENTER
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