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Children's Program
Fourteen recent shorts will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 85 minutes. The program is geared toward an audience of children age 6-12 and includes short feature and animated films.
All children are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

PLOT: When a girl leaves her house, various objects come to life. Tiny
DIRECTOR: Guendalina Vannini
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 4’45”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Guendalina Vannini

PLOT: What would happen if food and drinks that we put in our fridges could move and talk to each other? Looney
DIRECTOR: Paolo Gaudio
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 2’04”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Paolo Gaudio

PLOT: Mother hen watches her chicks as they come out of their eggs. One of the chicks, however, is having a hard time in coming out of its shell. Chick
DIRECTOR: Christoph Brehme
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 2’15”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Christoph Brehme

PLOT: Our life is made of colors that live in harmony or in opposition to each other in a system of equilibrium, as musical notes. Beclored
DIRECTOR: Maurizio Forestieri
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 4’50”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Maurizio Forestieri

PLOT: Where do balloons go when they fly away? Above
DIRECTORS: Marco Savini and Marco Giglio
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 5’27”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of BigRock

PLOT: A work made by the children who took part to the animation workshop organized for the 500 years anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Monna Lisa
DIRECTORS: Collective student work
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 1’35”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Associazione Viva Comix

PLOT: One evening, the hedgehog Mr. Richmond decides do go to the movies. The film that it sees will change its life. Moon
DIRECTOR: Christoph Brehme
YEAR: 2015
LENGTH: 4’13”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Christoph Brehme

PLOT: A child, who is full of energy, lives calmly in his island-kingdom. One day, eager for adventures, takes off to the sea on his small boat. KingDom
DIRECTORS: Giacomo Bianchi, Melania Campanaro, Marco Raffaelli, Elena Sorrentino
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 6’11”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dipartimento Animazione di Torino

PLOT: Sometimes, we think that it is important to do things by ourselves, without any help. By Myself
DIRECTOR: Christoph Brehme
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 4’13”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Christoph Brehme

PLOT: The rise of sea level is unstoppable. A fox, with her feet already in the water, studies frantically how to save itself. Darwin
DIRECTOR: Leonardo Altieri, Sara Crippa, Giulia Manna, Maria Nocerino
YEAR: 2015
LENGTH: 6’38”
GENRE: Short Film/Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dipartimento Animazione di Torino

PLOT: A work made by the children who took part to the animation workshop organized during the Nonantola Film Festival 2019. Memory
DIRECTORS: Collective student work
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 9’48”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Associazione OTTOmani

PLOT: Arturo is almost ninety when he discovers photography. A seagull, that he has chosen as his subject, has different ideas regarding what a perfect picture is. Arturo
DIRECTOR: Luca di Cecca
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 5’00”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film

PLOT: Today, is Amin’s birthday. He is very lively and outgoing. Like every child, he is looking forward to celebrate with his classmates. Festa
DIRECTOR: Hedi Krissane
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 14’57”
GENRE: Short Film
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film

PLOT: The Berry Bees have to discover who has created the giant caterpillars that eat metal and are putting in danger the go-kart grand prix BerryBees
DIRECTOR:  
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 12’00’’
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Atlantyca Entertainment

TIMES: Detroit: TBA, 1:00 p.m.
  Salt Lake City: TBA, 4:00 p.m.
  St. Louis: TBA, 3:00 p.m.
  Detroit: TBA, 3:30 p.m.

  The Children's Program was curated by the Italian Film Festival USA, in collaboration with Associazione OTTOmani, Associazione Viva Comix, Atlantyca Entertainment, BigRock, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dipartimento Animazione di Torino, Premiere Film e gli autori Christoph Brehme, Maurizio Forestieri, Paolo Gaudio e Guendalina Vannini.