2019 West Chester Family Film Festival

The West Chester Family Film Festival is presented by the West Chester Friends School.  Our Family Film Festival Venue is Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. The West Chester Family Film Festival is a selection of films appropriate for children 10 & under presented on Saturday morning. It includes films submitted by all filmmakers, including student and young filmmakers, from around the world. This showing is not part of the judged competition, and there are no awards for this category. This year, our West Chester Family Film Festival will be shown on Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 am at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, located at 226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380.

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Ronnie Cramer/CO/US/Art/Experimental/5:10 
Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old school style. Each painting is onscreen for three seconds; the transitions between them also last three seconds each. Made up of 2,500 individual drawings, with a musical soundtrack created by the artist.
Late Afternoon
Louise Bagnall/Ireland/Animation/Female Filmmaker/9:23 
Emily finds herself disconnected from the world around her. She drifts back through her memories to relive different moments from her life. Emily must look to her past so that she may fully connect with the present.
Max & the Dragonfly
Barry Rubinow/CA/US/Animation/4:50 
Max, the family yellow lab, and the mischievous dragonfly intertwine in a beautiful dance of canine and insect. 
Mr. Orange & Baby Snot
Kana Hutchens/IL/US/Young Filmmaker Animation/1:38 
Lonely Mr. Orange finds happiness comes from the weirdest place.
One Small Step
Shaofu Zhang/CA/US/Animation/7:40 
What does it take to achieve your dreams? An ambitious young girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.
A Sweet Silence
Sophie Emma/US/Young Filmmaker Drama/Female Filmmaker/4:22 
A Sweet Silence is a student made short film about a deaf boy named Eli who falls in love with a girl named Ella.  Follow the footsteps of Young Eli and how he becomes deaf, then follow the music made storytelling of Eli and his steps to achieve Ella’s love. 
Undiscovered
Sara Litzenberger/NY/US/Animation/Female Filmmaker/2:49 
Undiscovered explores the real reason there are no good photos of Sasquatch–not because he’s secretive, but because he’s un-photogenic. His attempts to jump into a photo before scaring away the hikers who are taking them are thwarted by the usual suspects–food in his teeth, closed eyes, mussed-up hair, an out-of-focus shot–resulting in deleted photos every time. Dejected, Sasquatch accepts his fate as a cryptid without a head-shot when he’s caught by surprise by one straggling hiker.

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