Whether young or old, big or small, not everyone sees the world through the same lens. In this collection of eye-opening shorts, an assorted cast of characters learns to adjust the focus and view themselves—and others—in unexpected new ways. Recommended for ages seven and up.
Specky Four Eyes
Arnaud’s eyesight is atrocious. But when the doctor prescribes a new pair of glasses, everything suddenly looks a lot less interesting than it did before. (Jean-Claude Rozec, France 2010, 9 min) In GGA Competition.
Twist & Shout
An unusual ukulele duo jams to their favorite Beatles tune. (Yosuke Kihara, Japan 2010, 2 min)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Children’s author William Joyce (Rolie Polie Olie) brings stacks of storybooks to life in a whimsical tale of hurricanes, libraries and the love of reading. (William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg, USA 2010, 17 min) In GGA Competition.
Some may see a snowman with a vegetable nose. Others see dinner. (Kelly Wilson, Neil Wrischnik, USA 2010, 5 min) In GGA Competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Play by Play
Donn may not be a great baseball player on his team at school, but in his own mind he’s an MVP. When the class bully threatens to expose his inner athletic world, Donn uses his ingenuity and creative writing skills to give their power dynamic a whole new spin. (Carlos Baena, USA 2010, 23 min) In GGA Competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
It’s hard out there for a hippoplatypus. This fresh and charming take on the classic tale of misfit redemption is told through handmade puppets, rhyme and song. (Yvette Edery, Germany/USA 2010, 5 min)
Walk Don’t Run
Because you can never have too much ukulele. (Yosuke Kihara, Japan 2010, 2 min)
A battle of will between pig and fridge. (Rob Silvestri, Canada 2010, 4 min)
Total running time 67 min. Presented in association with SFkids.org.