About the Film
NYICFF Kid Flicks One keeps the dynamic of work and play lively with these tales and more from around the globe. Cat Lake City has you covered if you, like its lovable feline, feel like you just can’t catch a break in this hilarious tale of a hard-won vacay. But if you’re fortunate, you know that effort and fun can happily co-exist as they do in the short doc The Magic of Chess. Finally, meet another hard-worker who gets a little lost dawdling in the countryside in the beautifully hand-animated Boriya.
Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. Virtual Cinema FAQ.
Films in this program:
CAT LAKE CITY
Germany, Animation, Antje Heyn; 2019, 7 min.
Percy Cat is looking forward to a relaxing day in every kitty’s vacation paradise, but will his cat nap turn into a tangle instead?
THE MAGIC OF CHESS
USA, Documentary, Jenny Schweitzer Bell; 2019, 5 min.
Plot your next move along with these clever, funny kids from around the country as they ponder chess, and life, at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships.
Czech Republic, Animation, Filip Pošivač & Barbora Valecká; 2019, 12 min.
Kooky Chameleon and cross-eyed Kiwi won’t let a little judgement stop them from making it onto the rescue ark.
MY BROTHER LUCA
Mexico, Animation, Carlos Algara & Catalina Serna; 2019, 9 min.
When an imaginative little girl discovers that her brother might have superpowers, she sets out on a quest to make sure everyone else sees him as she does.
Canada, Animation, Jaida Salmon; 2019, 2 min.
Join Zoey as she goes through her weekly grueling routine of washing and styling her hair.
Japan, Animation, Mari Miyazawa; 2018, 5 min.
Konigiri-Kun wants to keep precious things close, but sometimes the most beautiful thing of all is freedom.
France and South Korea, Animation, Min Sung Ah; 2020, 17 min.
Brief French dialogue with English subtitles
Dreamer, dawdler, adventurer, Bori tries her best on a day in the countryside, but with everyone occupied during farming season, she just may get off track.