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Film | Kids

Carpe Diem

Ages 8—11
Feb 27—Feb 28, 2016
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RUN TIME: 74min
$10 for children (13 & under) and seniors
February 2016
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Saturday February 27, 2016
Performances no longer available.

Curated by Northwest Film Forum

Kids overcome obstacles, pursue their passions, and discover that differences can be delightful in this shorts program that encourages viewers to chase their dreams, despite what others think, and embrace the unique traits that make them special.

Note to parents: Some big, clinical words are spoken by adults in Tomgirl, a sweet documentary about a gender-nonconforming seven-year-old. The Trumpeter and Looks tell stories about overcoming bullying.


Dir. Susann Hoffmann
Germany, animation, 2014, 3min
East Coast premiere


A cute little lynx longs to fit in with the other forest critters, who won’t let him play because he’s different. But after trying to be like everyone else, he realizes it’s better to find friends who like him as he is.

The Trumpeteer

Dirs. Raúl Robin and Morales Reyes
Mexico, animation, 2014, 10min


A young trumpeteer in a marching band suffers punishment when he breaks the rules in order to express himself. But he ultimately perseveres and makes his own beautiful music.

Mo’s Bows

Dirs. Jennifer Treuting and Kristen McGregor
USA, live action, 2015, 6min
In English


The stylish Moziah Bridges is not your typical CEO. For one thing, he’s in the sixth grade! Join Mo in his Memphis community as he works to build his bowtie business from the ground up.


Dir. Jeremy Asher Lynch
USA, live action, 2015, 13min
In English


This inspiring documentary introduces Jake, a gender-nonconforming seven-year-old in Seattle with an unshakeable zest for life and a supportive community of adults who see him as he sees himself.

Super Girl

Dirs. Vaani Arora and Hemant Gaba
India, live action, 2014, 16min
In English and some Hindi, with English subtitles
NY premiere


Most kids love superheros, but young Nadia is determined to become one. Harnessing her love of physics, she makes numerous attempts at developing superpowers before learning she already has one.

Andrew with Great Fanfare

Dir. André Hörmann
Germany/USA, live action, 2014, 25min
In English
East Coast premiere


A short documentary about about a boy in New Orleans who gives everything he has to become the proud drum major who leads his band in the city’s Mardi Gras parade.

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