Snuggle Time

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival: Snuggle Time

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum

Sometimes we just want to snuggle up with our favorite blanket and stuffed animal for a warm nap. Cuddle with some cute little dogs, soft teddy bears, downy birds and chicks and the Shammies, who will sing you a lullaby.



Peter Pix (Alarm Clock)
(Trine Heller Jensen, Denmark, animation, 2014, 2 min) Nonverbal.
It’s so warm and cuddly in bed. The alarm clock can come as quite a shock!

Pretty Crabby
(Charlotte Blacker, England, animation, 2014, 2:45 min) In English.
Ever have one of those days when you’re just out of sorts? Meet a sea creature, knitted from soft yarn, that can sing you out of your crabby mood!

(Christophe and Oliver Defaye, Japan, animation, 2013, 2:30 min). In English.
La and Mi, two music notes, become friends.

The Night Song
(Moeen Samadi, Iran, animation, 2013, 4 min) Nonverbal.
What happens when a bunny falls asleep? Sometimes, he hops on fluffy clouds and explores the constellations.

Little Moon Lost
(Jennifer Treuting, USA, live action, 2011, 5:41 min) Nonverbal.
The moon fell out of the sky. Can a boy help it get back home before night falls?

(Joanna Polak, Poland, animation, 2011, 2:31 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
A peddler comes to town, and everyone trades their colorful clothing for newer things.

The Lonely Scarecrow
(Alen Ghazarian, Iran, animation, 2013, 3 min) Nonverbal.
A scarecrow wonders why everyone is in a hurry to leave town.

Dear November Boy
(Takeshi Yashiro, Japan, animation, 2012, 3:21 min) Nonverbal.
Sparrows have a special surprise in store for a birthday boy on a cold morning.

How Shammies Were Getting Married
(Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, live action and animation, 2014, 5:24 min) In English.
The funny little Shammies are playing Chutes and Ladders, but they’re feeling bored. How about getting married instead?

(Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, live action and animation, 2012, 4:08 min) Nonverbal.
A stuffed tiger from a faraway world drops in on a snowy day to play with dogs.

(Katherine Clark, USA, animation, 2014, 6:01 min) In English.
Reinterpreted from Henry Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha,” this is the story of a boy who learns from his grandmother to have faith and trust in universal love.

Every Star
(Yawen Zheng, USA, animation, 2014, 3:21) In English.
A mysterious boy collects stars and sends them to every city child.

Counting Happiness
(Venetia Evripiotou, Greece/India, live action, 2012, 12:18 min) In Hindi with English subtitles.
Five-year-old Hasan sells wind-up toy chickens. His biggest dreams are to have a shave and a haircut, and find a father. Watch as they all come true!

Notes for parents: One film (Counting Happiness) very gently depicts some of the hardships faced by a street child in India.

Ages 2 and up. 57 min. Screening May 3, May 10 & May 17, 12:00pm

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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SUN 5/3
12:00 pm
SUN 5/10
12:00 pm
SUN 5/17
12:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff