2021 STUDENT MATINEES
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Only advance block-bookings of school groups will be accepted for exclusive Student Matinee screenings. Our Education staff is happy to work with teachers on ticketing arrangements, and to advise on age-appropriate programming. Programming that appears on the AIFF2021 Virtual schedule will be sold to the public at the ticket price of $10 per screening.
All ticketing inquiries can be sent to Jana Carole, AIFF Education Coordinator:
AIFF's Student Matinees for 2021 Activity Guides:
Click HERE to download the Activity Guide for Kid Flicks One
Click HERE to download the Activity Guide for Kid Flicks Two
Click HERE to download the Activity Guide for ¡Viva Kid Flicks!
Click HERE to download the Activity Guide for ¡Viva Kid Flicks! (In SPANISH)
Click HERE to download the Activity Guide for Cinespace
Click HERE to download the Activity Guide for 2040
A program of inspiring short films for ages 5+
Kid Flicks One keeps the dynamic of work and play lively with tales from around the globe. Cat Lake City has you covered if you, like its lovable feline, feel like you just can't catch a break in this hilarious tale of a hard-won vacay.
But if you're fortunate, you know that effort and fun can happily coexist as they do in the short documentary The Magic of Chess.
Finally, meet another hard-worker who gets a little lost dawdling in the countryside in the beautifully hand-animated Boriya.
Running Time: 58 minutes
Recommended Ages: 5+
(In English, no dialogue or with brief English subtitles.)
KID FLICKS TWO
A program of inspiring short films for ages 8+
Challenging expectations and reflecting growth and resilience, Kid Flicks Two is a fantastic trip on the road to growing up. Surprises in a dumpling bring good luck, and many reflections, in the beautiful stop motion animation The Coin.
In The One You Never Forget, a young teen tries to keep his first date under wraps, but his parents have other ideas.
In Home Away 3000, a space traveller’s funky space van konks out on an unknown planet with plenty of surprises.
Running Time: 66 minutes
Recommended Ages: 8+
(In English and other languages with English subtitles.)
Spanish language short films for ages 8+
¡Viva Kid Flicks! celebrates the best Spanish-language short films from around the globe.
The brilliant Spanish-language tales in ¡Viva Kid Flicks!, with a range of kids’ perspectives, speak volumes in any tongue.
NYICFF jury-award winner 3Feet kicks things off in style with Gonzalo, who tries his hilarious best to keep things clean to stay in the game; then orbit around Ailín and her mom, who work through love and challenges in the charming stop motion Ailin on the Moon.
And see things grow curiouser and curiouser in a moving take on magical realism in the gorgeously filmed tale The Size of Things.
Running Time: 65 minutes
Recommended Ages: 8+
(Spanish with English subtitles.)
The CineSpace film competition offers creators around the world a chance to share their films inspired by and using NASA imagery. The contest enables curiosity and fosters creative relationships at the intersection of art and science. Submissions featuring real NASA footage from 60 years of space exploration will be judged on creativity, innovation and attention to detail.
This short film compilation begins with Curiosity, evoking powerful feelings through suspense.
This is followed by Cosmic Perspective, where former fighter pilot, NASA astronaut, and International Space Station Commander Terry Virts describes how his ideas about Earth were significantly changed after being in space, and the many reasons the experience made him realize that Earth requires our protection.
For Humanity asks various astronauts why they pursued a career that led them into space. It's out of this world!
In this stop-motion short from Canada, Opportunity, the Mars Landing Rover "Opportunity" investigates the surface of Mars, but ultimately must face its own existential fate after fifteen years on the planet.
This is followed with Not Our Thing, where a young man from a small farming village in Taiwan explains that space travel is just not their thing in Taiwan (yet), but he still aspires to educate himself to become a rocket scientist.
CineSpace is a joint production of NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society. The Houston Cinema Arts Festival will hold a screening of the best films in November 2021.
Running Time: 65 minutes
Recommended Ages: 4th Grade and Above
10 Total Short Films
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