International Children's Film Festival

Can-Do Kids

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival

Some days are easier than others, but life’s challenges can show us what we’re made of. The kids in these films remind us that sometimes we have to jump into the deep end—whether we’re ready or not. Learn to outsmart a bully, master the art of Maré Capoeira, take care of an animal friend, and conquer the wind with a handmade kite! The program concludes with two remarkable documentaries by and about real kids who are making a difference in the world.

For All the Marbles Kris Booth, Canada, 2006.
What Makes Me Happy: Hashi’s Film Delon Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka, 2005.
Swimming Lesson Ellen Raine Scott, Canada, 2006.
What Makes Me Happy: Amran’s Film Aida Ashenafi, Ethiopia, 2005.
Maré Capoeira Paola Barreto Leblanc, Brazil, 2005.
Peace Stephen Sotor, Trace Gaynor, USA, 2007.

Running time: approx. 81 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

Sat 2.23.08 1:30 pm

Sun 3.2.08 1:30 pm







G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff