Fantastic Journeys

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival: Fantastic Journeys

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum

Journeys take us to new places, whether in the outside world or within ourselves. On these animated flights of fancy, you’ll crash-land on Earth, scale the Alps, and jump into a whole ocean of lemonade.


The Midnight Tourist
(Koray Kocaturk, USA, 2014, 5 min) Nonverbal.
For one little boy, Seattle literally comes to life!

(Daniel Acht, Germany, 2013, 8:02 min) Mostly nonverbal.
An alien lands on earth and is chased by a dog, ends up in a vegetable basket, and nearly gets cooked for dinner! Why? Because he just happens to look like a potato!

The Gallant Captain
(Katrina Mathers and Graeme Base, Australia, 2013, 8:08 min) Nonverbal.
With a little help from his imagination, a little boy journeys into unknown waters.

Lemonade Tale
(Vallo Toomla, Estonia, 2013, 9 min) Nonverbal.
On a trip to the supermarket, a child finds himself adrift in a dark-green ocean of bubbles and fantastical creatures.

Little Matryoshka
(Serin Inan and Tolga Yildiz, Turkey, 2014, 8:16 min) Nonverbal.
Some nesting dolls find themselves atop a desk filled with other boisterous wooden toys. Can the matryoshka mama keep her brood from wandering off to explore?

A Tin Can
(Tatiana Kiseleva, Russia, 2013, 5:41 min) Nonverbal.
Some astronauts leave a tin can out in space, and when it falls to earth, it gets into all kinds of crazy situations.

Father Frismas
(Youri Tcherenkov, France, 2012, 26 min) In French with English subtitles.
Valley folks must trek high into the Alps to find the magical man who makes snow.

Notes for parents: In one film (Little Matryoshka), chess pieces engage in a sword fight, without injury, and the combatants soon become friends.

The Gallant Captain:
Little Matryoshka:
Father Frismas:

Ages 4 and up. 70 min. Screening May 9, 12:00pm and May 17, 3:00pm

Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd and Katie Pappageorge.

Funded in part with generous support from members of the REDCAT Circle and REDCAT Council. 

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SAT 5/9
12:00 pm
SUN 5/17
3:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff