Youth Film Program

Our Youth Films promote and showcase intelligent, educational and inspiring cinematic works for children, teens, and their families. Much more than a series of kids films, this is an opportunity for children to gather with their community and have a shared experience, watch thought-provoking films and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss their experience. Having this enriching type of experience directly benefits youth, broadens their global awareness, and helps them become better global citizens.

The Youth Film Programs have been generously sponsored by the Lange Family and The Gunnison Rural Electric Company.

Total Running Time -  52 minutes

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, CENTER FOR THE ARTS

4 PM FAMILY PROGRAM

5:30 PM TEEN PROGRAM
 

 

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ZEBRA

Julia Ocker (Germany, 2015, 3 mins) | click for director bio |


One day the zebra ran against a tree.

BUNNY NEW GIRL


Natalie van den Dungen (Australia, 2015, 6 mins) | click for director bio |

On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that friendship can overcome difference.

 

 

THE RED HEELS

Olesya Shchukina (France, 2011, 1 min) | click for director bio |

A girl becomes bored while her mom is talking to a friend. She sees a pigeon and tries to catch it but suddenly realises she's lost. Will she find her mom?

 

 

THUNDERCLUCK: CHICKEN OF THOR

Paul A. Tillery IV - filmmaker in person | click for director bio |
(USA, 2014, 3 mins)


This film chronicles the birth, life, and legacy of Thundercluck, the viking chicken with the power of thunder. Half mortal. Half god. All natural chicken.

 

STEMS
 

Ainslie Henderson | click for director bio |
(UK, 2016, 3 mins), Colorado premiere

Puppet making made to make music.

 

BINGO

Patrick Schoenmaker | click for director bio |
(The Netherlands, 2015, 3 mins), Colorado premiere

Elderly, retirement home woman Gerda, embarks on an extreme quest to win the weekly Bingo night.

PAPA

Natalie Labarre (USA, 2014, 6 mins) | click for director bio |

When a father and daughter don't see eye to eye, Papa tries to invent a solution.

 

 

FINCONCEIVEABLE

Lily Williams (USA, 2014, 4 mins) | click for director bio |


What happens if sharks disappear? FINconceivable explores the important role sharks play in our world and what could happen if the ocean’s fiercest predators ceased to exist.

ONE SHOT

Anthill Films (USA, 2015, 4 mins)

 

The "One-Shot" segment comes from Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films' mountain bike movie, unReal. Featuring Brandon Semenuk, the “One Shot” segment is the first full segment in a mountain bike film shot in a single, continuous shot.

 


Youth Film Program for Teens

The Youth Film Programs have been generously sponsored by the Lange Family and The Gunnison Rural Electric Company.

Total Running Time -  63 minutes

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 - 5:30 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS

 

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THE WORLD IS AS BIG OR SMALL AS YOU MAKE IT

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
(USA, 2015, 12 mins)

This film explores an innovative program where North Philly kids use their cell phones and iPads to forge friendships with peers around the world.

 

SLAVES OF THE RAVE

William Garratt (UK, 2014, 3 mins), Colorado premiere | click for director bio |

Music worlds collide! A short animation about how an audience reacts to different types of music.

 

STEMS


Ainslie Henderson (UK, 2016, 3 mins), Colorado premiere | click for director bio |

Puppet making made to make music.

 

I AM YUP’IK

Daniele Anastasion & Nathan Golon (USA, 2016, 17 mins) | click for director bios |

I Am Yup’ik tells the story of Byron Nicholai, a 16-year-old Alaskan Yup’ik boy who leaves his tiny village and travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in an all-Yup’ik basketball tournament. Unskilled as a Yup’ik hunter, a tradition passed down over thousands of years, Byron is determined to prove himself by leading his village to a championship in the District Tournament.

 

PAWO

Antje Heyn (Germany, 2016, 7 mins) | click for director bio |


Pawo (Tibetan for "being brave") is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strength and skills.

BINGO

Patrick Schoenmaker (The Netherlands, 2015, 3 mins), Colorado premiere | click for director bio |


Elderly, retirement home woman Gerda, embarks on an extreme quest to win the weekly Bingo night.

ONE SHOT

Anthill Films (USA, 2015, 4 mins)

The "One-Shot" segment comes from Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films' mountain bike movie, unReal. Featuring Brandon Semenuk, the “One Shot” segment is the first full segment in a mountain bike film shot in a single, continuous shot.

 

ASCENSION

Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione | click for director bios |
(France, 2013, 7mins)

 

In the early 20th century, two mountain climbers make a traditional ascent - carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary.