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Live Action, Animation In English or Musical/No Dialogue Recommended for ages 8 to adult

This screening is free thanks to a grant from the [Missouri Arts Council]( The New York International Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Each year the festival presents a carefully curated collection of the best new animation, live action and experimental film from around the world in an exhilarating festival atmosphere with all the immediacy and excitement of a Cannes or Sundance. A teenage monster confronts a bully in Welcome to My Life (USA), a Japanese-Australian boy finds adventure in his lunchbox in Riceballs (Australia), and a competitive swimmer must prove that big talent can come in small packages in Little Mouse (Hungary). Kid Flix 2 features live action and animated shorts for ages 8 and up from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival that offer witty and wise takes on friends, family, and fitting in. **NINO & FELIX** Italy Animation, Marta Palazzo & Lorenzo Latrofa, 2015, 8 min Nino and Felix, two boys thrown together by circumstance, must learn to work it out in fantastical fashion to find common ground. **LITTLE MOUSE** Hungary Animation, Ervin B. Nagy, 2016, 7 min Eleven-year-old “Little Mouse” is a naturally gifted swimmer who earned a spot at the Bucharest Youth Championship. Will she have what it takes to out-lap the big kids? **RICEBALLS** Australia Live Action, Shingo Usami, 2015, 10 min A father and son work their way past loss to strengthen cultural bonds in the unlikeliest of places: the lunchbox. **WELCOME TO MY LIFE** USA Animation, Elizabeth Ito, 2015, 9 min The animated high school challenges of T-Kesh, your average Monster-American teenager. **ROGER** Spain Animation, Sonia Cendón, Sara Esteban, Arnau Gòdia, Ingrid Masarnau, & Martí Montañola, 2016, 7 min Roger is used to being the leading man in a stop-motion series. But when his good luck runs out on set, he must learn how to claw his way back to the top. **EINSTEIN-ROSEN** Spain Live Action, Olga Osorio, 2016, 9 min Summer, 1982. Teo claims he has found the fabled Einstein-Rosen Bridge through space and time. His brother Óscar doesn’t believe him…at least not for now. **DOGTOR** USA Animation, Rhea Dadoo, 2016, 3 min It’s about friendship and reflecting on personal journeys. Also, dogs! **HEADS TOGETHER** Netherlands Animation, Job, Joris, & Marieke, 2016, 21 min Three friends must walk a day in each other’s shoes…and legs, and torsos.

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