Enjoy our annual Kids’ Film Fair from home through 4:30 pm on March 12! A free program of colorful, fun, and creative short animated and live-action films for families will screen right here throughout the week.
Watch Party: Saturday, March 6 at 10 am
Cuddle up with your family and join a live Saturday morning watch party (pajamas encouraged)! After the screening, meet some of the directors, who will share how the films were made and answer questions. Then, follow along as Nicolas Collard, instructor at Xelias Aerial Arts, demonstrates some circus arts warm-ups and skills that families can try at home. Xelias Aerial Arts is a Minneapolis-based aerial arts studio for students of all ages.
Click here to register for this free 75-minute live watch party. The watch party will be a Zoom meeting, giving participants the option to turn their cameras and audio on or keep them off during the Q&A.
About the Films
A Lynx in the Town by Nina Bisiarina
A curious lynx leaves the forest, attracted by the lights of the snow-covered city. 2019, France, nonverbal animation, 7 min.
Om Nom Nom by Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno, and Tomoko Taiga
A hungry dinosaur meets a jumping egg in the forest. What would happen if he swallowed it? Team Aman Gokkun, three young artists from Tokyo, combine stop-motion animation, puppets, and pastel drawings to tell their funny tale. 2018, Japan, nonverbal animation, 3 min.
The Cubicbird (El Pájarocubo) by Jorge Alberto Vega
Pedro is a pet bird who has dreamed of escaping his cage for his whole life. After a dream, he finds a unique way to fly free. 2019, Colombia, animation, 10 min.
Becolored by Maurizio Forestieri
Red, yellow, and blue dogs run across a blank page in a playful, musical drama. 2019, Italy, nonverbal animation, 5 min.
Circus Movements by Lukas Berger and Mário Gajo de Carvalho
Outdoors, amidst changing backdrops of magnificent landscapes, youth from Ethiopia perform circus arts together. 2019, Portugal/Ethiopia, nonverbal experimental documentary, 15 min.
Total runtime: approximately 50 minutes. For ages 3 and up.
Check out this family discussion guide for the films, complete with a scavenger hunt to play while you watch.
Then, get creative after the show with this animation-themed art-making project where you can make your own puppet.
Accessibility, Captions, and Subtitles
All films and the live watch party will be captioned in English.
To access subtitles for The CubicBird and captions for all films, click the CC icon in bottom left corner the video.
Sensory notes: Sudden loud noise (car alarm) just after the 3:45-minute mark. Flickering effect (performers juggling fire) at the 43:28-minute mark.
For questions about accessibility at the Walker, or to request additional accommodations, email email@example.com or call 612-375-7564.