2020-2022 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 23, 2022 at 9:30 am at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, located at 226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380.

Kevin Corcoran/PA/US/Animation/3:15 
A short animation created for Phoenixville’s Blobfest.
Brever Trogas (Brief Changes)
Guilherme Munhoz/Brazil/Young Filmmaker Animation/3:55 
Penumbra is a silly and lonely dog who wishes Elvira (anti social cat) would play with him. One day, he enters into Breno’s room, his owner, and found various books of magics, so he has an idea to transfer Elvira into another dog.
Chasing Sparks
Lucas Moreira/Portugal/Young Filmmaker Animation/5:33 
A boy chases inspiration until he finds the need to have something more: an original idea.
Cotton Cloud
Kristine Joi Gonzales/ Student Filmmaker/Philippines/Animation/Female Filmmaker/3:51

A story of children, cotton candies, and magical imagination.

Seyed Emad Karimifard/Student Filmmaker/Iran/Animation/3:30

A young boy is struggling to come back to his mistress. But at the end of this way, he is incapacitated and tired, then looking at his past created for itself. In the end, the girl returns.

Dolphin in the Pool
Zeming Wang/United Kingdom/Young Filmmaker Drama/5:49 
A Jack, is a child with cancer. Superman is his favorite superhero. One day he saw a slogan “Clean your room, Complete your dream”, then he called. The person answering the call is a cleaner named Bob. Bob promised the boy’s request. The little boy has two wishes. One wish is how many pigeons are flying in the square. The second wish is to wait for a blue dolphin in the pool. Later, the boy wrote a letter to Bob before the operation. Superman told him in his dream that if the number of pigeons flew in the square and waited for a blue dolphin in the otter, his cancer would be fix.
Jack Harris/PA/US/Young Filmmaker Animation/1:22 
While lost in the middle of the woods, a small child looks for any semblance of safety as they try to traverse their way back home.  As they travel down the twisted road, the shadows seem to dance, and the rustling of unseen creatures permeate the otherwise silent night.  As the shadows begin to close in and the feeling of despair begins to overwhelm everything else, hope appears in the form of a small light. . .
Florian Babikian, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro/France/Animation/1:34

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

Pango Tales
Adrian Guerrero/Colombia/Animation/4:12 
Three pandas are embarking on a long journey. However, they can not imagine what awaits them after an event that would change the course of their lives. A dramatic story with a powerful teaching, which will bring you several tears and smiles. Several adventures, an unforgettable trip in a magical and remote forest.
Pliashka (Bottle)
Yegor Bondarenko/Ukraine/Young Filmmaker Animation/3:14 
A life story of a bottle that can express emotions, feel and dream.
Tongue Ties
Alexandra Melnyk, GB Pooky/Canada/Young Filmmaker Animation/Female Filmmaker/1:43

A futuristic Sci-Fi race come to a close as three racers duke it out for first place. Between a legendary tiger pilot, a cat in a giant mech, and a frog in over their head.  Who will take it?

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