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Be the Dream

Run Time: 72 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2019

Prizewinning and Audience Favorite Short Live Action Films of Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2019

Recommended for ages 8+

Get globally aware with this program of award-winning and audience favorite short live-action films from Children‘s Film Festival Seattle. The young people in these films are determined to make new friends, follow their passions and create bright futures for themselves and others. You’ll hear the music of other languages in this program and realize that despite cultural differences, kids everywhere yearn for the same things — to love, to laugh, and dream the future.

Jelly Fish
(Marcin Gizycki, USA/Poland, live-action, 2018, 6 min, English)
A school trip turns wild when a giant cephalopod takes an unexpected star turn!

Doctor of Monster
(Gustavo Teixeira, Brazil, live-action, 2017, 11 min, Portuguese with English subtitles)
A boy has already chosen his future profession, now will have to face his fears to become a doctor of monsters.
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Sherbert Rosencranz, You’re Beautiful
(Natalie van den Dungen, Australia, live-action, 2018, 10 min,  English)
Milly’s world revolves around her pet guinea pig until her mother attempts to engineer finding her a “real” friend.
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Dear Henri
(Matthew Sandager, USA, live-action, 2017, 13 min, English)
Nine-year-old Henri recently lost her beloved namesake and pen pal, Grandpa Henry. She misses him deeply – but then she thinks of a way to continue their correspondence.
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3feet — winner of a Children’s Film Festival Seattle Children’s Jury Prize for Best Live Action Short Film
(Giselle Geney, Colombia, live-action, 2018, 14 min, Spanish with English subtitles)
Gonzalo is an imaginative and tenacious 10-year old facing the most difficult task of his life: get to school with clean shoes.
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(Ben Garfield, Cuba/UK, live-action, 2017, 4 min, Spanish with English subtitles)
Three friends reveal what the Harry Potter stories mean to them, transforming their sleepy Cuban town into a world of wizards, witches and monsters.

199 Little Heroes: Miral from Palestine
(Sigrid Klausmann-Sittler, Germany,  live-action, 2018, 14 min, Arabic with English subtitles)
Miral is an exuberant girl who has amazing athletic ability. Her life is beautiful and full, in spite of the walls that surround her.