Free with Museum admission
Recommended ages 3 to 7.
Selected from the 2017 New York Independent Children’s Film Festival programs for our younger audience members, Kid Flix 1 features Audience Award winners Tiger and Stone Soup, and more of our highest-rated shorts, including Crocodile, Mr. Night Has a Day Off, and Water Path for a Fish.
Free with MFAH general admission. Tickets not needed.
Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
All films either in English or without dialogue.
Directed by Mike Hayhurst
(USA, 2016, 3 min.)
We know it’s not always easy being green–but it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.
The Pocket Man
Directed Ana Chubinidze
(France, Switzerland/Germany, 2016, 7 min.)
Good things come in all sizes and packages. Especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.
Mr. Night Has a Day Off
Directed by Ignas Meilunas
(Lithuania, 2016, 2 min.)
Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.
Directed by Clementine Robach
(France, Belgium, 2015, 7 min.)
Times are tough in one little town: first no food, now no electricity. Eventually, the transformative power of community nourishes all in more ways than one.
You Look Scary
Directed by Xiya Lan
(USA, 2016, 4 min.)
Sometimes we amplify our fears. Usually, they’re not so bad at all.
Directed by Natalia Chernysheva
(Russia, 2016, 4 min.)
Anyone can get caught in a bind, but working together means weaving new webs of strength in one spider’s dilemma.
Water Path for a Fish
Directec by Mercedes Marro
(Spain/Colombia/France, 2016, 8 min.)
Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.
Directed by Ned Wenlock
(New Zealand, 2016, 6 min.)
Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him make music for the spring jam?
Konigiri Kun: Shopping
Directed by Mari Miyazawa
(Japan, 2015, 5 min.)
Konigiri Kun, a curious rice ball with a penchant for shopping, goes out to market and is tempted all around in this hilarious nod to overconsumption.
Directed by Julia Ocker
(Germany, 2016, 4 min.)
A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.
Directed by Kariem Saleh
(Germany, 2016, 4 min.)
A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.
Directed by Maribel Suarez
(Mexico, 2016, 5 min.)
A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.
Directed by Yekaterina Filippova
(Russia, 2015, 3 min.)
Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier.