Family Day Short Films
This collection is a celebration of childhood packed with fantastic stories, breathtaking animation, and captivating characters. The live-action works of this collection deliver charming narratives, from a Southern fairytale set in Alabama to the struggle of five-year-old Beth to tend to all of the weak animals on her family’s Pennsylvania farm. A funny and bittersweet coming-of-age story traces the drama of two girls having the same idea for their elementary school Halloween costume contest: Medusa. Enchanting animation and music tell the story of Lotte Reiniger, an often unrecognized pioneer in the field of animation.
This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.
LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL
2018. USA. 10 min. Director: Carla Patullo.
One of animation’s biggest influencers, Lotte Reiniger, had a unique manner of storytelling and visual contrast that inspired many. This stunning documentary uses Lotte’s unique silhouette style as it rewrites history from a new point of view to tell the magical and charming fairy tale that was her life.
THE RUBY GLASSES
2018. USA. 12 min. Director: Stephen Savage.
What would you do for a new life every day? A Southern fairytale set in Fairhope, Alabama. Be careful what you wish for.
2018. USA. 13 min. Director: Michael Killen.
On a Pennsylvania farm in the 1980’s, if an animal didn’t serve their purpose they did not survive. Five-year-old Beth, the youngest in a large family, struggles with the parallels to her own position, so she makes it her mission to care for the weak.
2017. USA. 13 min. Director: Charles Poekel.
A look into soap bubble pioneer Tom Noddy and his famous Bubble Magic act.
2018. USA. 12 min. Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy.
A funny and bittersweet coming-of-age story set around the drama that happens when two girls have the same costume for their elementary school Halloween contest: they both are going to be Medusa.
Saturday, November 3
VAFF donors at the Extra level and above receive advance access to purchase VAFF tickets during our donor pre-sale window. Donors with pre-sale access have received an email with instructions on how to unlock their access. Public ticket sales begin at Noon on Oct. 6. Please visit Donor Benefits.