International Children's Film Festival

Make a Leap! Films About Growing Up

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival

Sometimes it seems like kids grow taller overnight. Other times growth isn’t measured in inches, but in how young hearts and minds expand. In these films you’ll get to see how resourceful kids in China, Nepal, South Africa and Palestine solve their problems. You’ll meet students who overcome the small cruelties of their classmates, style-conscious girls who learn to love a new hairstyle, a boy who embraces his heritage, and a child who discovers that her beloved Grandpa will always be with her.

When I Grow Up Michelle Meeker, USA, 2007.
Western Spaghetti Joseph Procopio, Canada, 2007.
What Makes Me Happy: Mahmoud’s Film Munia Mustafa Dweik, Palestine, 2005.
Chinese Whisper Oliver Rauch, Germany, 2007.
Paper Tulips Tricia Lee, Canada, 2007.
Wormhead Manauvaskar Kublall, USA, 2006.
What Makes Me Happy: Junjie’s Film Linfeng Xue, China, 2006.
Dandelion Jackie Liao, 2006, USA.
What Makes Me Happy: Ranjita’s Film Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Nepal, 2005.
Ubuntu David Serota, USA, 2007.

Running time: approx. 74 minutes
Ages 8 and up

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival
The third-annual festival brings together amazing animation, stupendous shorts and fabulous fables for film lovers of all ages. Join us in our state-of-the-art theater for more than 75 films from 16 countries in an adventurous journey around the globe. For the complete shecdule of films, click here.

Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd. The REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival is generously supported by Virginia and Austin Beutner.

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Date/Time G ST CA

Sun 2.17.08 3:00 pm

Sat 3.1.08 3:00 pm







G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff