Block 1. Kids, Animations & Fantasies

Regal LA Live, Cinema #12 – 11am-12.30pm


A vulnerable mother reluctantly follows the lights of the forest, attempting to overcome her grief.

Directed by Matt O’Donnell (UK)



Jules looks up to the stars and wonders if we will ever get to explore the worlds and galaxies we are yet to see, or even begin to imagine.

Directed by Robert Petrie (USA)


The Cocoon

Trapped inside a room covered with muddy footprints, a man will stop at nothing to mop the floor perfectly clean. But with every step he takes to wipe away a footprint, he leaves a new one behind him.

Directed by David Shen Miller (USA)

California premiere


The Astronaut

Seven-year-old Aura loves everything space. Every Sunday, she dresses up like an astronaut and takes her abuelita to the lighthouse, in hopes that one day it’ll turn into a space shuttle.

Directed by Damián Apunte (USA)


Ripple Nipple

Young girl Yuzhen has a new challenge as she finds her body is changing.

Directed by Yuying Tang (China)

World premiere



The six-year-old Tibetan girl, Rigzin Sedron came back to the pastoral area to live with her grandma in winter. An aged released sheep lost inspired Rigzin awareness about the truth of life in childhood.

Directed by Qin Luo (China) 

World premiere


Trundle and the Lost Borscht of Atlantis

Trundle is a goblin-like creature who sweats a borscht so delicious that it has made the Atlantis Delicatessen world famous. As a result, he’s confined to the basement by the deli’s owner.

Directed by Laura Lee (USA)


Bad Vintage: A Randy Tale

A magical realist comedy about romance in our times, family baggage, and a mischievous talking car.

Directed by Ben Élie (USA)

Los Angeles premiere


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