Films are shown in the auditorium at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 250 guests.
The age ranges listed below are recommendations. Gallery admission is free for film attendees and adult chaperone on the day of the film.
Take a break from the Texas heat for Modern Kids - Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films. The bonus for seeing these films at the Modern is the opportunity to visit the galleries before or after and experience the wonder of the paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos throughout the museum.
Enjoy a selective slate of the best animated shorts from the 2016 New York International Children's Film Festival as well as the critically acclaimed feature films Nocturna and Mia and the Migoo.
11 am (Ages 3-8)
Best of the New York Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix 1 (first half)
ONE, TWO, TREE
France - dir. Yulia Aronova
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 7 min.
It's the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk, inviting everyone to follow.
Germany - dir. Julia Ocker
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 3.5 min.
Baking a cake should be much easier with eight arms, but that's only if all arms agree on what cake they're going to make!
USA - dir. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger
Animation, English, 2014, 9 min.
Jane Goodall is renowned for her work with apes in the jungle, but as Patrick McDonnell's heartwarming tale shows, her curiosity, spirit, and sense of adventure started long ago with a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.
TINY TUNES - FOOD
UK - dir. Andy Martin
Animation, English, 2015, 1 min.
Our new favorite band performs a pocket-sized poem about our all-time favorite subject: food!
Germany - dir. Susann Hoffmann
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 3 min.
A gray lynx doesn't quite fit into the colorful world around him and resorts to dark behavior to blend in.
MEMORIES OF THE SEA
Brazil/USA - dir. Thais Drassinower
Live action, English, 2015, 9 min.
Fidel is six years old and has a lot of opinions, but doesn't quite understand the changes happening within his family.
2 pm (Ages 8 and up)
Best of the New York Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix 2
ONE HELL OF A PLAN
France - dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
Animation, French with English subtitles, 2016, 6 min.
Mo and Carl are two hapless burglars with one great plan. It involves a special potion, countless cats, a little old lady, and plenty of opportunities for disaster.
France - dir. Nicolas Bianco-Levrin
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 4 min.
A determined cat goes to great lengths for a tasty canary.
BY THE NAME OF BOSTON
USA - dir. Grant Kolton
Animation, English, 2015, 2.5 min.
William Boston lives in the desert and doesn't care for many things, though he does have one friend, a scorpion named Chester.
TWO LEFT FEET
Italy - dir. Isabella Salvetti
Live action, Italian with English subtitles, 2015, 6 min.
Mirko loves soccer, but when it comes to the cute girl he spots nearby, does he have game?
MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE
Russia - dir. Olga and Tatiana Poliektova
Animation, English, 2015, 12.5 min.
A young boy realizes that his beloved cherry tree has provided his family with more than just fruit.
Russia/France - dir. Natalia Chernysheva
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 4 min.
Even best friends can have trouble understanding each other when they are from two different
THE MAN, THE BOY, AND THE DONKEY
Japan - dir. Atsushi Wada
Animation, Japanese with English subtitles, 2014, 3 min.
Once upon a time, there was a family selling donkeys. One day, the son said, "It is a waste of time if we don't ride the donkeys."
Switzerland/France - dir. Isabelle Favez
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 6 min.
A young woman lives alone with her cunning cat, secretly in love with the boxer next door. Thanks to her cat's adventures, she gets closer to contact with her crush.
Iran - dir. Mehdi Alibeygi
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 1.5 min.
A young bird engages in a surprising courtship . . . on a badminton court.
ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS, AND CALAMITIES
New Zealand - dir. James Cunningham
Live action/animation, English, 2015, 5 min.
A father possum reads his kids the spooky story of the most dangerous animal of all: HUMANS!
SLAVES OF THE RAVE
UK - dir. William Garratt
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 2.5 min.
Whether it's a rock concert, an opera, a jazz performance, or an electronic show, we're all just slaves to the rave!
UK - dir. Ainslie Henderson
Documentary, English, 2015, 2 min.
2012 Festival Grand Prize winner Ainslie Henderson (I Am Tom Moody) shares his eulogy for
the short life span of stop-motion animation puppets.
Lebanon/France - dir. Rawan Rahim
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 8 min.
Lilou, shy and curious, has rare insight into other people's pasts. When she crosses paths with a strange man, she experiences an unexpected resolution.
11 am (Ages 3-8)
Best of the New York Children's Film Festival: Kid Flix 1 (second half)
Czech Republic - dir. Veronika Zacharová
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 4 min.
What happens when a little girl who is bored at the zoo suddenly notices a big gorilla?
THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!
USA - dir. Pete List
Animation, English, 2015, 7.5 min.
A devious spin on a classic tale of a hungry fox and plump goose, complete with a chorus of concerned little chicks!
USA - dir. Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 1.5 min.
A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.
AN OBJECT AT REST
USA - dir. Seth Boyden
Animation, no dialogue, 2015, 5.5 min.
A stone will encounter lots of obstacles over the course of a millennium, but is there any greater disruption than that of human civilization?
Australia - dir. Philip Watts
Animation, no dialogue, 2014, 1 min.
A man's home is his castle. But not for long . . .
THE GIRL WHO SPOKE CAT
UK/Poland - dir. Dotty Kultys
Animation, English, 2014, 6 min.
A curious girl wants to add some color into her predictable, organized world where there's a proper way of walking, looking - even eating soup!
2 pm (Ages 8 and up)
Spain/France - dir. Adriá García and Victor Maldonado
Animation, English, 2007, 88 min.
Visually stunning and wildly inventive, this film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. Have you ever wondered why your hair looks funny in the morning or where the sounds outside your window come from at night? A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna.
(Only one showtime)
MIA AND THE MIGOO
France - dir. Jacques-Rémy Girerd
Animation, English, 2008, 92 min.
This breathtaking animated adventure from Jacques-Rémy Girerd, winner of Best Animated Feature at the European Film Awards, was created from 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation with backgrounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cézanne. Featuring superb performances from John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, and James Woods, Mia and the Migoo is a fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction.