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Film | Kids

Magic Potion

Ages 5—8
Feb 27—Feb 28, 2016
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RUN TIME: 63min
$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

Go on a wild wagon ride, chase the moon, find a message in a bottle, and set off on an adventure to discover the things that make you truly happy. This shorts program is full of those abracadabra moments, when reality shifts and anything seems possible.

Note to parents: In Taking Flight, a boy imagines brandishing a cartoonish raygun while being chased by a flying saucer.

Taking Flight

Dir. Brandon Oldenburg
USA, animation, 2015, 5min
In English


What begins as a small boy’s over-scheduled, over-supervised day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life imaginary journey, filled with wild monkeys and intergalactic battles.

The Moon and I

Dir. Nancy Biniadaki
Germany, live action, 2015, 8min
East Coast premiere


A little boy is having trouble falling asleep. And no wonder, there’s something big and bright and round in his bedroom that looks surprisingly like the moon!


Dirs. Rory Lowe and D.C. Barclay
United Kingdom, live action, 2015, 10min
In English
New York premiere


There’s nothing this five-year-old girl won’t do to make 10 euros. From chores to scavenging, she’s determined to save up enough to buy herself “the bounciest ball in the whole wide world”.

We Were Colors

Dirs. Marcos Almada and Carlos Azcuaga
Mexico, animation, 2014, 7min
Nonverbal, with some text in Spanish


Three lonely characters wander the same black-and-white city in search of a way to brighten up their lives, until one lucky day their paths unexpectedly cross.


Dir. Maria Peters
The Netherlands, live action, 2014, 15min
In Dutch, with English subtitles


After discovering a magic bottle that gives her the power to temporarily freeze people, Anna thinks she’s found a way to deal with the three boys who’ve been bullying her. But what will she do when the bottle falls into the wrong hands?

Myna & Asterix

Dir. Kenny Basumatary
India, live action, 2015, 20min
In English
East Coast premiere


A heartwarming tale of two cousins—one from the city and one from the country—who come together to create a magic potion but wind up with something much more valuable.

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