60 min, Recommended for all ages

Miami Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts

Thursday, 11/17 to Sunday, 11/20

This dynamic selection of animated shorts will inspire, entertain, and engage even the littlest filmgoers, showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe.


When the most beautiful brush in the jar suddenly dries out, he does everything he can to save his beautiful bristles to be able to paint again.

Netherlands, 2021, 2 min, Dir. Quentin Haberham, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


Kenya, a bold five-year old girl, is reluctantly dragged to a symphony by her mother. Through the power of the orchestra, the young girl's passion for music blossoms before her own eyes.

U.S., 2020, 5 min Dir. Carlos Douglas, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


A tiny dinosaur dreams she is a scary big dinosaur. When danger strikes, she learns it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Literally.

Australia, 2022, 8 min, Dir. Philip Watts, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


A short film about sharing....

United Kingdom, 2 min, 2020, Dir. Richard Webber, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


Wash Day follows a young black girl as she spends the day washing, and styling her hair.

Canada, 2 min, 2019, Dir. Jaida Salmon, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


Searching for independence, a young girl receives an unexpected visit from the Daughters of Wind. They give her hope and momentum to grow. A new day is dawning.

France, 3 min, Dir. Héloise Ferlay, In French with English subtitles, Appropriate for all ages.


A polar bear who is very bored with various marine animals in the deep blue sea.

Japan, 2021, 7 min, Dir. Koji Yamamura, In English & Japanese with English subtitles, Appropriate for all ages.


A homeless musician is kicked out of the city after the queen sees his face. Although the guards destroy his instrument, he doesn't lose the motivation to fix it.

Czech Republic, 2020, 15 min, Dir. Filip Diviak, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


Here comes a little girl who’s more of a morning person than Morning itself… and offers us a tender and touching portrait of friendship.

France, 2022, 3 min, Dir. Masa Avramovic, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


A father and his baby’s kayak outing along a peaceful river turns out to be a real family adventure.

France, 6 min, 2021, Dir. Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort, Antoine Rossi, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.


Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior that individuals adopt when in public space and especially in the confined and always awkward setting of an elevator.

Greece, 2021, 3 min. Dir. Anastasia Papadopoulou, No dialogue, Appropriate for all ages.

The 9th annual Miami Children's Film Festival runs November 17 to November 20. Culturally rich, educational, and entertaining, the Festival includes four days of highly acclaimed international cinema for children and families. It offers a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people. In addition to the films and hands-on workshops, there will be a free festival street fair taking place on Aragon Avenue on Saturday, November 19, and a closing party on the plaza in front of the cinema with fun activities and music on Sunday, November 20. As a mission-driven nonprofit cinema, we believe that art should be affordable and accessible to everyone and this year, admission to screenings is pay what you can!

Check out the rest of our Miami Children's Film Festival program!