The Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival and Animae Caribe and the CariBBeing Film Festival’s Animated Shorts

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The Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival


Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Dean Fleischer-Camp, 2010, 3 min.

An up-close and personal interview with Internet video star Marcel, a tiny shell with one eyeball, two shoes, and a really great personality!


Don’t Go

Turgut Akacik, 2010, 4 min.

Awesome, thumpy, electronic disco music propels this non-stop chase scene of a movie – as a cute, pink-bellied, one-eyed CGI bunny gets chased around an apartment by a live action black cat.



Renaud Hallee, 2009, 2 min.

Falling objects are synchronized to produce rhythms and patterns.



Malena Modéer, 2010, 4 min.

Colorful stop motion, goofy live action, surreal homemade sets, and a ridiculous pigeon costume come together to humorous effect in the story of Johnny – a hilariously narrated, tongue-in-cheek fable about what happens to little boys who don’t drink their milk!


Book Girl and Cabinet Girl

Jane Wu, 2010, 3.5 min.

Two girls realize the value of their friendship after a journey of broken hearts, torn pages and reconciliation.



Patrick Jean, 2010, 2.5 min.

Old-school video game icons take over New York City (and the world) in this music video for French techno-pop band Naïve New Beaters.


The Lost Thing

Andrew Ruhemann/Shaun Tan, 2010, 15.5 min.

A boy encounters a strange creature on a beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to think about. This beautifully animated film comes from Passion Pictures, producers of past NYICFF favorites City of Paradise and Dog Who Was a Cat Inside.



Rob Silvestri, 2010, 4 min.

Ormie is a Pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach... or are they?


The Deep

PES, 2010, 2 min.

Metallic objects come to life in the depths of the sea, in the newest film from New York’s brilliant stop-motion artist PES – whose past NYICFF selections include Western Spaghetti, Dogs of War, and Game Over.

The Best of Animae Caribe and the CariBBeing Film Festival’s Animated Shorts


Jerk Chicken

Samuel Stewart, 2010, 6 min.

Jerk Chicken is an animated comedic short that explores the work day of a Jamaican jerk chicken chef named Ron. However, Ron’s passion for his craft is short lived as the frustrations of the chicken eventually emerge.


How Anancy Became Famous

Andrew Davies and Ananse Animation Project, 2010, 4:41 min.

Most times Anancy, without working hard, without playing by the rules, comes out on top. He has a way of getting into scrapes and a wonderfully cunning way of getting out of them. Anancy also represents the resilience and survival instinct of a people who can come through any situation.

Kina Sky

Corretta Singer, 2009, 6:13 min.

A robot girl trapped on a floating island longs for freedom and finally her dream comes true after a stroke of inspiration.


Krik Krak Anansi

Camille Selvon Abrahams, 2010, 7 min.

Anansi is not amused when he hears Brer Monkey announce that there is a shortage of Bananas. This is by far his favorite food and he cannot stand to have to share. But as usual, he concocts a mischievous plan. Pretending to be selfless and caring Lil Anansi tricks his friends into giving him a quarter of each of their Bananas. Little does Anansi know that what goes around comes around.


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