films 2016


The 12th kidsfilmfest was held Saturday June 4, 2016 

» Venue: Made in NY Media Center - 30 John Street, in Brooklyn, 11201

2016 edition film lineup

Bug Zapper "The Birthday Bug"

Directed by: Tom Eaton 
8 min, USA
The mighty superhero, the Bug Zapper, is headed for a trap after his birthday invitation is stolen and replaced with a fake. Meanwhile, his friend Robert's birthday party is infiltrated by the villainous Bumblebeezy. The characters come from my original digital comic series, which can be read at 

The Chimney Sweep

Directed by: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin & Julie Rembauville 
2 min, France
A chimney sweep works on the roofs of Paris. A strange surprise comes out of the chimney. His life will be changed forever.

I am not a Mouse

Directed by: Evgenia Golubeva
2 min, United Kingdom
Every time Lucy is called 'Mouse' by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is Lucy going to do?

The Interview

Directed by: Cassie Shea Watson
5 min, USA
Twelve year old aspiring author Christopher Shawn Watts is a shoo-in to win the Future Author of America competition. The only one standing in his way is his little sister, Lyra. 


Directed by: Cailey Tervo
3:30 min, USA
After being rejected by its herd, a young 'Cheetal' finds itself the target of a fearsome predator. It must learn to accept itself and its differences in order to survive. This film was created as part of the Fall, 2015 Animation Lab Team class at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

It Hit Upon the Roof

Directed by: Teymour Ghaderi
3 min, Iran
A young boy is at home, alone with his sick mother. It is raining outside and the roof of their home is dripping. He is playing with his toys, and also collecting the pouring water but one spot is very challenging where his mother is sleeping. He wants to keep his mother dry and does not want to wake her up.

Kraken Attackin'

Directed by: Jago Gould and Nick Tennery 
2 min, USA
Ralph and Jim try to find the 'sickest' waves, but then they find themselves in Kraken territory. After the Kraken eats Ralph leaving Jim in emotional ruin, Ralph has to fight his way back to the surface to reunite with Jim and the waves.

Lilly Gets A Pet

Directed by: Xtine Cook & the Bum Family 
5 min, Canada
A giant orange monster undertakes an epic adventure in search of a true friend, in a pet shop. Lilly's escapades get her kicked out, but not before falling in love with a cute Fluffle. How will Lilly reunite with the Fluffle without getting caught?

Notorious Corn

Directed by: Mallory Grolleau 
2 min, France
It's the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory. He's going to succeed. Unfortunately...

Octavius 3 

Directed by: James Baras-Miller 
4 min, Australia
The Heist is based on real events that occurred in Melbourne, Australia in 1986. The film was made by 11 year old James Baras-Miller using his teddies and a mobile phone.  No teddies were hurt making this motion picture, though some names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Polka Dott

Directed by: Cynthia Pepper 
7 min, USA 
Dott has a wild and wonderful imagination. She likes to be silly and she enjoys a good homonym. She can "knot" say "know" to ice cream. Sometimes she imagines being a very spoiled princess. Occasionally she plays the flute with a hummingbird. Every so often she floats like a mermaid up into a tree. Then Dott gets another idea: How about a party? Dott and all her friends gather to dance the afternoon away!

Save The Bees

Directed by: Marta Topolska 
2 min, USA
Bees are killed by GMO each day. Without them humans have four years to survive. This animation shows how bees are important for our environment.


Directed by: by Peter Nizic 
12:30 min, Australia
 On a day that seems no different to any other, 8-year-old Eddie begins his day the same as every other, with a big bowl of piping-hot tinned spaghetti. When he arrives at school, he notices someone new that will change his young life forever and questions his feelings towards the very thing that he loves the most. "Spaghetti" is a story about a young boy who discovers love and struggles to deal with the ensuing emotions.


Directed by: Amanda Quaid 
2 min, USA
In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys. His efforts backfire when she proves a little too capable for comfort.


Directed by: Anlice Andreo & Nicolas Bianco-Levrin
2:22 min, France
A pirate escaped from a flipbook is pursued by his creator. On the drawing board or in the city, the pursuit is wild.

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