September 29 – October 1, 2017

A weekend of workshops, films and fun for the whole family.
Come to all or part, just be sure to bring your imagination.

TICKETS

Individual Screenings
$5 Youth (17 & under)
$10 Adult (18 & over)

Festival Pass (good for all screenings, workshops not included)
$15 Youth  (17 & under)
$30 Adult  (18 & over)
$70 Family (up to 4 people)

Workshops
$12 Youth  (17 & under)
Adults are free with a child

$7 lunch option for after the workshop
(includes sandwich, chips and a cookie)

SPONSORS

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPT 28 & FRIDAY, SEPT 29

Dream BigFREE SCHOOL SCREENINGS: DREAM BIG
Sept. 28 at the Numerica PAC, Wenatchee
Sept. 29 at Snowy Owl Theater, Leavenworth
Free to schools by arrangement.
If you are interested in bringing your class to a screening please
contact Steve Scott, steve@north40productions.com

Dream Big is the first giant-screen film to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet as we head into the 21st Century and beyond. That’s why the film will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to what engineering is…and what it can conjure in the world. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film that will transform how we think about engineering. Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

 WATCH TRAILER

In partnership with Every Kid at the PAC, Wenatchee Learns, and The Apple STEM Network

FRIDAY, SEPT 29 at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth

HeidiOPENING NIGHT FEATURE:  HEIDI
7 p.m. at Snowy Owl Theater
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

The classic story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather gets a fresh look. Released in 2015, HEIDI tells the story of a young girl who spent the happiest days of her childhood with her reclusive grandfather in a simple wooden hut in the Swiss mountains. Together her friend, Geissepeter, she tends to goats and enjoys the freedom – but the carefree time ends abruptly as Heidi is taken by Aunt Dete to live a more socially acceptable life in the big city of Frankfurt.

In German with English subtitles.  

 WATCH TRAILER

SATURDAY, SEPT 30 at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth

Film Fest WorkshopWORKSHOPS:

STOP MOTION FOR CREATIVE YOUNG MINDS
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Bring your imagination to life one frame at a time. Learn first-hand how movies like today’s feature, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, are made, then give it a try yourself! Join Mark Wavra, puppeteer, performer and art teacher at Eastmont High School, for this workshop suitable for ages 10 and up.

FAMILY FILMMAKING
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Snowy Owl Theater Stage

Storytelling doesn’t require special equipment. Learn how in just 2 hours you and your family can make a movie together with Seattle artist, educator and filmmaker Dillon de Give. This workshop is specially designed for families to experience together, though kids are welcome to attend by themselves! This workshop is suitable for ages 5 and up with an adult.

LUNCH
Pre-order lunches are available for workshop attendees for an additional $7 per lunch. If you’d like a lunch, please select the ‘workshop with lunch’ ticket option. Lunches include a sandwich, chips and cookie. Specific sandwich choices will be made at the beginning of the workshop.

ACTIVITIES:

FAMILY, FOOD AND FUN
Noon – 4 p.m.

Bouncy houses, baloons, bubbles, face painting, puppets, ice cream and more. Come play before the shows begin.

 FEATURED FILMS:

Best of Fest 2BEST OF FEST – CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Snowy Owl Theater

Handpicked selection of the very best short films, both live action and animated, from the largest children’s film festival in the Northwest.

KongiriKONIGIRI-KUN SHOPPING
West coast premiere! Konigiri-Kun is a small rice ball who lives in a food case. One morning, he sets out to shop for sesame seeds, and has a lot of adventures along the way.
Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animated, 2015, 5 min, no dialogue

Moon WolvesMOON WOLVES
West coast premiere! Every night, the Moon Wolves stare at the moon. But one night, their longing grows so intense they must do something. They must go there.
Nima Yousefi, Sweden, animated, 2016, 12 min, no dialogue  

I am YupikI AM YUP’IK
In this inspiring documentary, an Alaskan Yup’ik teenager travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.
Daniele Anastasion and Nathan Golon, US, live action, 2016, 17 min, in English and Yup’ik with English subtitles

ValentinoVALENTINO
Valentino hears less, and feels more. He will grow up to be a musician.
Cassiana Maranha, Brazil, live action, 2014, 3:27 min, in Brazilian sign language with English subtitles

I am not a mouseI AM NOT A MOUSE
Every time Lucy is called “Mouse” by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is she going to do?
Evgenia Golubeva, UK, animated, 2015, 2 min, in English  WATCH TRAILER

The SledTHE SLED
The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before.
Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 min, no dialogue  WATCH TRAILER

JunctionJUNCTION
A young girl from a family of “Face Changers” takes a journey to a mountain to alter the direction of the wind.
Nathan Jurevicius, Lithuania/Canada/Australia, 2016, 7 min, in English  WATCH TRAILER

Silence for Pete's SakeSILENCE! FOR PETE’S SAKE!
Mr. Bumble would like to take a little nap. But it’s hard, because his friends are making so much noise!
Kai Pannen, Germany, animated, 2015, 7:39 min, no dialogue  

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
4 p.m. at Snowy Owl Theater

KuboA young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

WATCH TRAILER

SUNDAY, OCT 1 at Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee

ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY CATS with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society
1:30 p.m. at the Numerica PAC

Meet some of the furry friends currently in the care of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, learn about the new Community Cats Program and find out all about the adoptable pets who could be making your home a happier place today.

FEATURED FILMS

KediKEDI
2 p.m. at the Numerica PAC

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.  

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El JeremiasEL JEREMIAS
5 p.m. at the Numerica PAC

El Jeremías is a 2015 Mexican comedy film, directed by Anwar Safa. The film stars Martín Castro as Jeremías, a bright child, who after learning he’s a genius, struggles to succeed despite his family’s poverty and ignorance. Mexico’s best foreign film submission for the 2016 Oscars.

In Spanish with English subtitles. 

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