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Film | Kids

Dream Chasers

Ages 8—11
Sun, Feb 4, 2018
  • 1PM
RUN TIME: 76min
$10 for children (13 & under) and seniors (65+)
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Sunday February 04, 2018

Northwest Film Forum

From two Senegalese boys who just want to see a movie, to children growing up in a refugee camp, the inspiring kids in these shorts overcome challenges big and small to follow their dreams.

Can You See the Future?

Dir. Ismet Kale
Turkey, live action and animation, 2017, 2min


A close look at children who are always dreaming of the future and what they’ll become.

Hoop Dreamin’

Dir. Nick Brooks
US, live action, 2017, 6min
East Coast premiere


A young man learns that with hard work, sacrifice, and a strong mother’s love, any dream can be realized.

Sammy Paramaribo: Bittersweet

Dir. Barbara Bredero
Netherlands/Suriname, live action, 2015, 8min
In Dutch with English subtitles
East Coast premiere


Sammy goes on vacation to visit her aunt in Paramaribo, where she makes new friends and discovers the different foods of Suriname.

Samedi Cinema

Dir. Mamadou Dia
Senegal, live action, 2016, 11min
In Fulani, Wolof, and French with English subtitles


Two avid young cinephiles are desperate to see a movie at their local cinema before it closes its doors forever.

The Autograph

Dir. Mohit Modi
India, live action, 2016, 19min
In English and Hindi with English subtitles
NY premiere


Star-struck 10-year-old Shaunak bumps into a television idol at a mall and scores an autograph on the palm of his hand. To save this lucky charm, Shaunak stops washing his hands—with consequences that don’t leave him very happy or feeling very lucky.

Spotlight on Merna

Dir. Mirjam Marks
Netherlands, live action, 2016, 15min
In Arabic and English with English subtitles
East Coast premiere


After fleeing Iraq, Merna becomes a superstar by participating in the Voice Kids. But her bigger dream is to be able to live in a safe environment.

Tsering on Top of the World

Dir. André Hörmann
Germany, live action, 2016, 15min
In Nepali with English subtitles
East Coast premiere


Tsering lives in the middle of the Himalayas. He loves nature and wants to become a mountaineer, but must first convince his dad.

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