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2022 NYICFF Kid Flicks One

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A collection of short films curated by the New York International Children’s Film Festival, Kid Flicks One gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun.

Whether dreaming up the fantastical, like a cat the size of a house, or the practical, like finding a beloved teacher or a summer romance, these shorts are sure to surprise and delight. 


Battery Daddy

South Korea | New York Premiere

Animation, Jeon Seung-bae, 2021, 6 min.

In Korean, with English subtitles

Everyone relies on attentive Battery Dad to keep things well-powered and smoothly-run, but when a field trip’s downpour hits, will he still have the power to keep his cool and save the day?

The Cat in the Art Park

South Korea | New York Premiere

Animation, Kim Herian, 2020, 5 min.

In Korean, with English subtitles

Even small cats are known for causing chaos, so imagine the hijinks that ensue when this art- park-dwelling cat suddenly grows to the size of a house.


United States

Live Action, Zoey Martinson, 2021, 10 min.

In English

This whimsical comedy love letter to New York's essential workers follows a whole class on the last day of school as they scheme to find the perfect partner for their adored bus driver, Ms. Cheryl, and save her from a lonely summer without them.

Mama Has A Mustache

United States | New York Premiere

Documentary, Sally Rubin, 2021, 10 min.

In English

In this fully-animated, wildly collaged documentary, kids ages 5 to 10 share their thoughts about how they experience loving, inclusive worlds that aren’t bound by traditional gender binaries.


Germany | World Premiere

Animation, Antje Heyn, 2022, 1 min.

In English

Interconnection, form, function, flow: all these big ideas about change and growth sprout in playful ways when creatures shape shift and dance to the rhythm of discovery.

Poum Poum!

France | North American Premiere

Animation, Damien Tran, 2021, 6 min.

No dialogue

Poum Poum! is a musical animated film which celebrates the simple and childish joy of hitting drums, scribbling on paper, splashing paint or making cracked cymbals screech.

Star Bound

United States | New York Premiere

Animation, Richard O'Connor, 2021, 3 min.

In English

When six-year-old Jerry gets together with his uncle Joey, a Mission Operations Engineer at NASA, they have so much– try a galaxy-sized amount– to talk about.

Step By Step


Animation, Fanny Paoli, Anabelle David, Emma Gach, Claire Robert, Julie Valentin, Thēodore Janvier, 2021, 8 min.

No dialogue

A little rain boot wakes up on a river’s edge, lost from her owner with the big wild forest to trek through and overcome obstacles to make her way back home.

Recommended for ages 5+


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