Free First Saturday: Kids’ Film Fair 2022
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Free First Saturday: Kids’ Film Fair 2022

Total runtime: approximately 40 minutes. For all ages.

Catgot by Ho Tsz Wing
Dance, squiggle, and swirl in synch with the colorful shapes and sparkling tunes in this abstract animation. 2019, Hong Kong, nonverbal animation, 3 min.

Nest by Sonja Rohleder
A vibrant but slightly naïve bird of paradise goes out of his way to attract a mate. Will he find love? 2019, Netherlands, nonverbal animation, 4 min.

Kā Lupatiņi ceļoja (How Shammies Travelled) by Edmunds Jansons, Reinis Petersons, and Ineses Zandere
Bored at home, our pals the Shammies set off on an adventure. Look out for dragons, Shammies! 2020, Latvia, animated, in Latvian with English subtitles, 6 min.

El Mago Georges (Georges the Mage) by Kati Egely
A dreamlike tale of transformation and exploration unfolds when a magical child takes the form of a bird. 2020, Hungary and Argentina, nonverbal animation, 4 min.

Ailín en la luna (Ailín on the Moon) by Claudia Ruiz
Ailín feels like she’s been sent away to the moon after an argument with her mother at the end of a long day. An apologetic gesture highlights their shared love. 2018, Argentina, animated, in Spanish with English subtitles, 5 min.

Maraude et Murphy (Maraude and Murphy) by Hélène Ducrocq
Two playful bats meet by chance and set off to explore the night before the sun rises. 2018, France, animated, in French with English subtitles, 8 min.

Athleticus on Ice by Nicolas Deveaux
Hippos, kangaroos, ostriches, and even an elephant take to the ice for an unlikely ballet. 2018, France, nonverbal animation, 2 min.

In-person screenings are available on March 5 in the Walker Cinema. The films will screen on loop twice, 10:30–11:45 am and 1:15–2:45 pm. These are relaxed screenings, adults are welcome to read subtitles to children and leave early if necessary

Mask-wearing is mandatory for all attendees aged 2 or over.

Food and beverages are not allowed in the Walker Cinema.

Attendance in the Walker Cinema will be capped at 40% capacity to allow for physical distancing. Space is limited. Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other groups.

The Walker requires all attendees over the age of 5 to show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen to enter any screening or performance held in the Walker Cinema. A negative COVID-19 test result will no longer be accepted.

Proof of vaccination must match the ticket holder’s ID.

A completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen means at least 14 days have passed since receiving a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card). The Docket or Bindle apps are an easy and convenient option for tracking and sharing your vaccination card digitally.

If you are medically unable to meet these requirements, please email or call 612-375-7564.

To find out more about the Walker’s response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 guidelines page.

We will continue to share updates to the Walker’s response to COVID-19 as health guidelines evolve. If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email or call 612-375-7600.

Stop by the Bentson Mediatheque to watch two classic short animations from the National Film Board of Canada collection. The films will loop throughout the day between 10 am and 3 pm; capacity is limited to 10 people at a time. This is a relaxed screening appropriate for all ages.

Le merle (The Blackbird) by Norman McLaren
Simple lines and shapes create a blackbird’s beak, eyes, feathers, and feet, which multiply and dance across the screen to the bouncy, brisk tune of a French-Canadian folksong. 1958, Canada, animated, song lyrics in French, 4 min.

Fine Feathers by Evelyn Lambart
Two beautiful birds primp and preen, swapping out their feathers for leaves and flowers while competing for the best look. 1968, Canada, nonverbal animation, 5 min.

Join a Walker educator to create your own paper puppet, then bring your puppet to life using an iPad and stop-motion animation techniques! This is a drop-in activity available 10 am–3 pm. Attendance will be limited to 8 family groups at a time.

Get creative with an at-home art project inspired by film! Each kit will contain instructions and all the materials you need to create your own artworks. For ages 4 and up, young children will need some help from an adult. Quantities are limited, available in English and Spanish.

Art kits will be available for pickup in the Walker’s Main Lobby. Entry to the galleries is not required to pick up an art kit.

Prefer to view from home? Get cozy and watch the program right here for free from 4:30 pm on March 4 to 9 am on March 7! All films will be captioned in English. The runtime of the program is approximately 40 minutes.

All films will be captioned in English. Film screenings in the Walker Cinema and Bentson Mediatheque will feature open captions and English subtitles for films with dialogue.

If viewing from home, click the CC icon in bottom right corner of the video to access captions and subtitles for the films with dialogue.

Sensory Notes: Catgot features slight flickering throughout, and the music volume increases 1 minute into the film. The animation of El Mago Georges features slight flickering throughout and flickering light levels appear for 4 seconds 1 minute into the film. Maraude et Murphy features a flickering effect (lightning) and loud sounds (thunder) beginning 40 seconds into the film and lasting about 1 minute, as well as loud drumming 3 and 6.5 minutes into the film.

For visitors who need to plan accessible transportation to the Walker, please email or call 612-375-7564 to inquire about reserving timed admission.

To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

Free First Saturday is sponsored by

  • Ameriprise Financial

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Logo: Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Education and Public Programs are supported by the Hearst Foundation.