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Cute and cozy
Film | Kids Cute & Cozy


On Demand: Feb 4—12
Running Time: 60min

Meet different critters and kids whose fun adventures help them learn lessons of friendship and being yourself in this colorful collection of animated films.

In partnership with Northwest Film Forum

Featuring films from Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Russia, Slovenia, Taiwan, and the United States.

Includes films with English subtitles.

For additional questions or clarifications please contact

GENERAL ADMISSION: Single Programs: Pay what you wish: $5, $10, $15, $20
Festival Pass: Pay what you wish: $30, $45, $60

T-Rex (2022)

Dir. Julia Ocker, 4min
Nonverbal, Animation


Sadly, the T-Rex is very bad at playing basketball.

Mel Fell (2022)

Dir. Galen Fott, 7 min
In English, Animation


When Mama bird is away, Mel decides it's time to learn to fly. Despite the fears of her cautious siblings, Mel takes to the sky… and plummets! With the help of tree-dwelling animals, can Mel master the art of flight?

Who is it: Who is singing? (2021)

Dir. Hsing-Fang Lin, 3min
Nonverbal, Animation


One day, the lion and his wife are playing musical instruments together. Unexpectedly, someone begins to sing along. The lion and his wife are very excited, so they embark on a journey with their musical instruments to find the beautiful voice.

Soon May the Musifants Come (2022)

Dir. Meike Fehre, 4min
In German with English subtitles, Animation


Charlie and Grandpa Gunter receive a postcard from a little green cactus in New Zealand. Together with Fox and Captain McCowan, they set sail. On the way, they fish the little wild boar Svenja out of the sea, and dance and sing the Musifants' Shanty.

Blewish (2021)

Dir. Ezra Edmond, 4min
Nonverbal, Animation


Ezra is to celebrate Hanukkah! The only problem is that he is Black and Jewish (aka Blewish), which confuses other people. Ezra decides to conceal his Jewish identity, as it will be easier if he just lives life as people see him, until he meets two other Blewish siblings and realizes that showing his authentic self can help others see that they're not alone either.

Desa Timun (The Cucumber Village) (2021)

Dir. Daud Nugraha, 4min
In Indonesian with English subtitles, Animation
North American Premiere


Three little mouse deers live happily in Cucumber Village. When the little brother's one and only ball is pecked flat by a chicken, his two sisters must find a way to bring back their brother's smile. Desa Timun (Cucumber Village) is the first animation film using “aniwayang” technique: traditional art of shadow puppetry brought to life with modern storytelling and digital animation.

Don’t Be Scared (2021)

Dir. Richard O’Connor, 2min
Nonverbal, Animation


A family of birds looks for safety in a storm.

Between Wings and Swings (2022)

Dir. Yuyang Yan, 3min
Nonverbal, Animation


Through an unexpected turn of events, a young girl must learn to let go.

The Ant March (2022)

Dir. Fedor Yudin, 5min
Nonverbal, Animation


In this fantasy about the little world under our feet, a protagonist breaks free from the general monotonous rhythm of the workers and embarks on his own journey to discover the new sound of a familiar space.

Spuffies (2021)

Dir. Jaka Ivanc, 11min
Nonverbal, Animation
East Coast Premiere


Spuffies have a serious thing for jubees. When they've eaten the very last delicious fruit and hunger is about to strike, they head to the next jubee grove through the murky forest.

Robots Don’t Tell Jokes (2022)

Dir. Kelli Caldwell, 3min
In English, Animation


Robot thinks he has a wonderful joke, so he keeps trying to tell it, but none of the other robots ever laugh. They tell him “robots don't tell jokes.” Will Robot give up on his awesome joke, or will he find his tribe? A stop-motion film created using mainly wood scraps and metal pieces.

Winter in a Day (2021)

Dir. Liddy Salter, 7min
In English, Animation


This animated children’s short follows two best friends, Bear and Fox, and their adventures on the last day before Bear’s hibernation. Bear dreams of one day experiencing winter and is sad to be missing it once again. With the help of some friends, Fox creates winter in a day for Bear.