High Tech Hijinks

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival: High Tech Hijinks

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum

An animated roundup for kids who love gadgets, gizmos, robots and other marvelous inventions. Dive inside a computer’s brain, roam a junkyard looking for robot parts, soar above a city made of circuit boards and find out what your phone and tablet are up to after you fall asleep!


(Patrick Raats, Netherlands, 2014, 2.39 min) In Dutch with English subtitles.
What happens to a phone and a tablet after children go to sleep?

(Quentin Haberham, Netherlands, 2013, 3 min) Nonverbal.
While looking for a missing limb in a junkyard, a little robot discovers that what he really needs is a friend.

(Natalie Labarre, USA, 2014, 6:20 min) Nonverbal.
An eccentric inventor realizes he’s not a perfect dad and decides to make one.

Electric Soul
(Joni Männistö, Finland, 2013, 5 min) Nonverbal.
A metropolis made of electronic parts and pieces comes alive.

Finding M.E.
Adriana Ariza Luque and Nelson Iván Vera Briceño, Colombia, 2014, 8:20 min) Nonverbal.
A robot and a squirrel team up on a quest to discover their true potential.

(Juanma Sanchez, Spain, 2013, 10 min) Nonverbal.
What happens when an old guy has to swap out his trusty typewriter for a computer?

The Numberlys
(William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, USA, 2013, 11:23 min) In English.
Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity, and jellybeans to their world.

(Olivier Pesch, Luxembourg/Belgium/Netherlands, 2013, 16 min) In English.
While a little girl’s father is busy making a high-tech contraption, she befriends a band of smart monkeys who are even smarter than her father’s machine.

Notes to parents: In one film (Emilie), a frustrated father uses a very mild expletive.

Papa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgynUed6bKs
Bitseller: https://vimeo.com/58288842
The Numberlys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KqRYGx3FvM
Emilie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwsCe-NRfl8

Ages 5 and up. 63 min. Screening May 9 and May 16, 1:30pm

Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd and Katie Pappageorge.

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

Associated Images: 

SAT 5/9
1:30 pm
SAT 5/16
1:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff