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Recommended for ages 5 to 10
In English or with English Subtitles

Take in the favorite and award-winning films from the latest New York International Children’s Film Festival! These amazing short films from around the world are sure to inspire curiosity and conversation for viewers big and small.

Whether dreaming up the fantastical, like a spider’s goal to capture the moon, or the practical, like a young animator’s future stardom, these shorts are sure to enchant and delight all audiences (but especially our youngest!)


A Whisper in the Island of the Heart
United States, Live Action, Xiaowen Wang, 2022, 13 min
No dialogue

Love communicates across the Tibetan mountains, against a warm coat of fur, and through sound waves and vibrations, proving silence can speak volumes.

To Be Sisters
France, Animation, Anne-Gousset & Clément Céard, 2022, 7 min
No dialogue

Two sisters circle each other’s orbits, laughing, shouting, playing, and spinning each in their own unique way.

The Goose
Czech Republic, France, Animation, Jan Mika, 2023, 13 min
No dialogue

It’s a football tale as old as time: boy vs. goose…?

Luce and the Rock
Belgium, France, Netherlands, Animation, Britt Raes, 2022, 13 min
In English

When a giant boulder lands in the middle of Luce’s small geometric village, it’s up to him to find a solution, even though he’s scared of the dark.

Spain, Animation, Fabían Molinaro, 2022, 7 min
No dialogue

As he prepares for a life-changing voyage, Nico can’t help but pack up everything he loves in his house. 

United States, Documentary, Toko Shiiki, 2022, 3 min
In English

Animator Rachel Reid exudes joy as she talks about being an animator, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. 

Swing to the Moon
France, Animation, Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissie, Nadine De Boer, Elisa Drique, Chloe Lauzu, Vincent Levrero, & Solenne Moreau, 2022, 7 min
No dialogue

Deep in the forest, wide-eyed spider Temi dreams of catching the Moon. For that, she will do anything.