Children’s Film Festival 2017

Film still from Glove, 2016, directed by Bernardo Britto and Alexa Lim Haas

Saturday, June 17, 10 am–2:30 pm

This year’s Children’s Film Festival will feature inspiring and award-winning independent short films for families, as well as the opportunity to create your own animation. Join the Center’s staff and community partners for a series of programs throughout the day, which include screenings of historic and contemporary short films, storytelling in the galleries, and the chance to make your own animated short film. Refreshments will be available, and participants may come and go as they please. For more information, contact the Center ( | +1 203 432 2800).

No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public.

Event Schedule

Live Music under the Portico, 10–10:30 am; 1–2 pm
The Heath Sisters perform.

Animation Lab (Docent Room), 10 am–1 pm
Participants create stop-motion animations with graduate students from the Yale School of Art with support from the Yale Digital Media Center for the Arts. *

Stop-motion App Lab (Entrance Court), 10 am–1 pm
Participants create stop-motion animations using iPad apps with graduate students from the Yale School of Art and Yale Digital Media Center for the Arts. *

Quiet Room (Second-floor Classroom), 10 am–2:30 pm
A semiprivate space is available for participants to recharge and watch films on a smaller screen projector.

Film Screenings (Lecture Hall), 10:30 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm
See a full list of films under “Selected Short Films.”

Storytelling in the Galleries, 11 am; noon; 1 pm

World PremiereYale Center for British Art Shorts For Kids by Kids (Lecture Hall), 11–11:30 am; noon–12:30 pm; 1–1:45 pm; 1:45​–2:15 pm (finale)

Projects created in the Center’s Animation Lab will be screened for the first time in the Lecture Hall between each Film Shorts Program. The day’s event will conclude with a final screening of all of the participants’ animations. Filmmakers and artists of all ages, their families, and friends are welcome.

Selected Short Films (total time: 30 minutes; all ages)

Undergraduate student works (2017)
Created by Megan Brink (CC ’17), Sheryl Wang (YC ’17), Isaac Morrier (BR ’17), and Aaron Hwang (TC ’18)

Glove (2016)
Directed by Alexa Lim-Haas and Bernardo Britto

La Linea (various episodes) (1971)
Directed by Osvaldo Cavandoli

Thumbelina (1955)​
Directed by Lotte Reiniger

Papageno (1935)
Directed by Lotte Reiniger

Poor Cinderella (1934)
Directed by Max and Dave Fleischer

Kobu Tori (1929)​
Directed by Yasuji Murata

Out of the Inkwell: Invisible Ink (1921)
Directed by Max and Dave Fleischer

Out of the Inkwell: The Clown’s Little Brother (1920)
Directed by Max and Dave Fleischer

*Activities presented by the Yale Digital Media Center for the Arts and graduate students from the Yale School of Art: Patricia Fa’asua, Harry Griffin, Luke Moore, Johnny Moreno, Will Wheeler, and Valentina Zamfirescu, under the supervision of Johannes DeYoung, Senior Critic, Yale School of Art.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day in the Library Court.

For more information about other educational programs and events, visit Education.