International Children's Film Festival

From the Heart of Sweden: Animation with a Global Reach

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival

For decades films from Sweden have been a mainstay of children’s film festivals worldwide. This year we celebrate Sweden’s incredible contribution to the children’s film canon with this special program of brand new animated films. In these tender, touching, and visually dazzling films, a little boy fills his pockets with friendly stones, a mermaid doll goes on a deep sea dive, a girl learns to forgive when her feelings are hurt, a child outsmarts a dangerous frog, and a very tame rabbit discovers thrills, chills, and new friends deep inside the forbidden forest.

Aston’s Stones Uzi and Lotta Geffenblad, 2007.
Garantia and the Shooting Star Rebecka Llerena, Ella Johansson, 2007.
Holly Gets Even Marika Heidebäck, Sweden, 2007.
Poison Arrow Frogs Johan Hagelbäck, 2007.
Willy and the Wild Rabbit Lennart and Yiva-Li Gustafsson, 2006.

In Swedish with English subtitles
Running time: approx. 69 min
Ages 7 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 2.17.08 1:30 pm

Sun 3.1.08 1:30 pm







G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff