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Mexican Short Films Program Co-curated by FICM at the New York International Children’s Film Festival

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) will present a selection of Mexican short films at the New York International Children’s Film Festival 2018, as part of the Friends & Neighbors: Mexico program.

This program brings together a series of short films that innovatively highlight Latin American culture and demonstrate that art has no borders.

Tintico’s Afternoons, by Alejandro García Caballero. FICM 2012, Best Animation Short Film.

New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18.

The festival will be held from February 23 to March 18. The Friends & Neighbors: Mexico program will be screened on Saturdays, March 3 and 18.

The short films that FICM will present at the New York International Children’s Film Festival are:

Bzzz, by Anna Cetti and Guicho Nuñez (FICM 2017)

A little girl with a great affinity for bees pushes the limits in order to protect her community.

Elena and the Shadows, by César Cepeda (FICM 2016)

In an old Mexican neighborhood, Elena is alone in her world. Felix causes a miracle when it comes to life and shows you how to access other universes; share with him those secret places that the child will recognize that your world can be longer and deeper than previously thought and that a blind child, like Felix, is much more than his visual impairment.

Rain in the Eyes, by Rita Basulto (FICM 2013)

Sofía, a seven-year-old girl, remembers the day she fractured her arm while being chased through the forest. This is a story full of fantasy that hides a heart-rending moment in Sofía’s life.

Lucy vs. The Limits of Voice, by Mónica Herrera (FICM 2012)

Lucy, a seven-year-old girl, wants to know if a persons voice can run out and if that could be the reason why her grandfather stopped talking. To find the answer, she decides to perform a risky experiment, defying her aunt Rosa´s strict rules.

Mateo and Cinema, by Luis Felipe Hernández Alanís (FICM 2015)

A little boy receives help from his family in order to improve and develop his artistic talents. Mateo learns how to make an animated movie using his drawings.

Tintico’s Afternoons, by Alejandro García Caballero (FICM 2012, Best Animation Short Film)

Under the beautiful Quebrada cliff in Acapulco, a group of mosquitoes addicted to tropical music desperately try to bring happiness back into a rumba director´s life. Join us and come to enjoy great musical numbers, superb talent and a lot of Sabor!

The following titles complement the program:

A hole, by Maribel Suárez (2016)

A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.

Creativity Does Not Recognize Walls, by Fernando Campos (2017)

Art knows no boundaries, as this lovely animation commissioned by the Pixelatl Festival seeks to show us.

Far from Home, by Mayra Veliz (2016)

Risa is a Japanese teenager on a visit to Mexico. When she ends up lost in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, a local boy tries to help her find her way.

The Piñata King, by Charlie Kwai, Chris Lee and Paul Storrie (United Kingdom, 2017)

Over 50 years ago, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Now the whole town takes part in the tradition, in this colorful documentary demonstrating the art and quirks of the craft.

Piñata Love, by Joel Ramirez (United States, 2017)

Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.

Here there is the complete New York International Children’s Film Festival 2018 program.