2019 Farewell Show – Parental Guidance

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Parental Guidance

Appropriate for most children. Minor fantasy violence. Read below for details about content.

1.  Cooped
by Mike A. Smith | USA – Portland | 9:02
A housebound dog is eager to embark upon adventure — just as soon as he get can get past one obstacle: the front door.
NWAF 2014
2.  Stems
by Ainslie Henderson | United Kingdom | 2:24
“What I love about stop-motion puppets is that they have this inherent sadness about them. They’re like little actors that only ever get to play one role. Everything they do is their swan song.”
NWAF 2017
3.  Double King
by Felix Colgrave | Australia | 9:43
In a strange land where every plant and animal kingdom has its own monarch, one mad king sets out to steal ALL the crowns.
NWAF 2018
Content Note
This story illustrates desire for power taken to an absurd extreme. The king uses cartoony violence to kill several enemies. Ultimately he tries to “cut off his nose to spite his face,” by stealing the ring off his own finger.
4.  How to Eat Your Apple
by Erick Oh | United States | 1:30
Here is a delicious apple. How would you eat it?
NWAF 2012
5.  Feral
by Daniel Sousa | United States | 12:41
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.
NWAF 2013
Content Note
A deer is killed by wolves. It’s brief, and not too scary or gross. The atmosphere in this film is cold and somewhat ominous. (It’s also a masterful work of art!)
6.  Love the Way You Move
by Oh Yeah Wow | Australia | 3:41
President Vladimir Putin gets hilariously funky wearing his new pair of nuclear-powered sneakers.
NWAF 2014
7.  Operation: Fish
by Jeff Riley | USA – Portland | 10:34
A sci fi secret agent must defeat a band of monsters who have been abducting goldfish to power their ultimate weapon.
NWAF 2011
8.  Paniek! (Panic!)
by Joost Lieuwma & Daan Velsink | Netherlands | 5:38
An anxious vacationer wonders if she left the stove on, then imagines increasingly hilarious horrors transpiring back home.
NWAF 2016
Content Note
The character briefly imagines her mother falling on a hot iron, which escalates an over-the-top comedy. It’s a startling moment, but we don’t see the actual injury.
9.  Modern No.2
by Mirai Mizue | Japan | 4:10
We went for it without any hesitation. We’ve formed the world at a quickening pace. What on earth is this world that we’ve created?
NWAF 2013
10.  Premier Automne (First Autumn)
by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset | France | 10:31
Within a mystical forest, two strange and star-crossed children meet for the first time — a girl of summer, a boy of winter.
NWAF 2014
Content Note
Young children are sometimes scared by skeletons… But the skeleton puppies in this film are really pretty cute.
11.  Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day!
by Christian Larrave | United States | 4:09
Lesley the Pony goes on a fun-filled adventure through the town of Merryville while making lasting memories with his friend, The Duke.
NWAF 2015
Content Note
After an awkward conversation, Lesley starts having thoughts of self-harm. This subtext is covered up by happy music. Young children likely won’t understand — whereas older kids will enjoy the irony. The film includes a short, very loud blast of heavy metal music.
12.  Luminaris
by Juan Pablo Zaramella | Argentina | 6:19
In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.
NWAF 2012
13.  We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
by Konstantin Bronzit | Russia | 15:24
Cosmonaut buddies compete for a chance to rocket into space, overcoming impossible odds to reach their childhood dream.
NWAF 2015
14.  The Maker
by Christopher Kezelos | USA | 5:17
An artist desperately races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.
NWAF 2012

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