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Festival Date: Every Weekend of July 2024

Carnival @ Elements
Date: 1/7 - 3/8, 2024

KIFF Shorts @ Carnival
Date: 1/7 - 3/8, 2024
Showing Cinemas
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USA, France, Ireland | 100 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled

Recommended ages: 6-11 (Parent-Child Movie Time)

 

Ratatouille writer's stop-motion adventure film "The Inventor" follows Leonardo da Vinci's journey to the French court, where he experiments with inventions and the human body. Joined by bold Princess Marguerite, da Vinci seeks the meaning of life.

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Closing Film -  - A Time to Fly

Thailand | 96 min
In Thai; with Chinese & English Subtitled

Recommended ages: 6-11 (Parent-Child Movie Time)


Inspired by a true story of young Mong Thongdee, a boy hailing from the rural mountains of northern Thailand, unexpectedly wins a local paper plane tournament. But he faces one major obstacle: he is stateless...

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Canada | 51 min
In French with Chinese & English Subtitled

Recommended ages: 6-11 (Parent-Child Movie Time)
 

Audiences may recognize the girl from KIFF 2023's Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo. Now settled in Canada, Dounia and her grandparents adapt to the new home, its seasons, foods, and languages. While missing her dad in Aleppo, Dounia learns to keep him close through new friends who share their traditions, like Rosalie's French-Canadian lifestyle and Miguizou's indigenous folklore. When Kukum teaches Dounia to call her father with her heart, he may find his way back to her.

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France, Canada, Italy | 100 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled

Recommended ages: 6-11 (Parent-Child Movie Time)
 

Growing up in the Amazon, Autumn befriends a lost jaguar cub named Hope. When tragedy forces Autumn to leave for NYC, she dreams of returning. At 14, Autumn learns her village is threatened by traffickers and decides to go back to the rainforest to save Hope. Despite her teacher Anja's attempts to dissuade her, Autumn embarks on a perilous journey with Anja to reunite with Hope and protect the rainforest.

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Argentina, Spain | 86 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled

Recommended ages: 2-5 (1st Movie Experience)

Robotia is an interconnected world of machines made from recycled parts. Alex and Bibi have different physical conditions, but Bibi secretly plays soccer with Alex and his friends. When her parents forbid it, Alex impersonates a gym teacher and discovers all the girls love football. They unite to showcase their athletic talents and challenge societal norms.

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China, Japan | 74 min
In Mandarin with Chinese Subtitled

Recommended ages: 2-5 (1st Movie Experience)

 

A circus arrives at Qiaohu Island, but the Boo Boos wreak havoc, and the show's star, Mary, lacks confidence. Qiaohu and the islanders unite to help the circus succeed despite the obstacles.

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USA | 88 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled

Recommended ages: 12-16
(Hangout & Film Appreciation)

 

Erwin, a young genius, struggles with social isolation in high school until she meets fellow inventor Winston. Together, they create a chemical that revolutionizes the school's social hierarchy.

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USA, UK | 126 min
In Cantonese with NO Subtitled

Recommended ages: 12-16 
(Hangout & Film Appreciation)


Based on Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret", an orphan secretly living in a Paris train station's walls cares for clocks. His attempt to repair a mechanical man leads to a mysterious adventure.

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SHORT FILMS SELECTION #1
Embrace life with you
Recommended ages: 2-5 (1st Movie Experience)

1. TABBY McTAT
UK | 25 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled
Based on a heartwarming tale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Tabby McTat, a busker's cat, searches for his friend after an unexpected separation.


2. GOODBYE, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
HK | 12 min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitled
Natalie Tong's animations inspire with the message: "Happiness isn't defined by possessions, but by giving." Her life insights are transformed into exquisite animations.


3. BILLY THE COWBOY HAMSTER: THE HERO’S RETURN
France | 20 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled

Billy, raised on cowboy tales, has a burning desire for adventure in the Wild West. He sets off with his trusty animal companions, determined not to miss out.

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SHORT FILMS SELECTION #2
Kid's fantasy world
Recommended ages: 2-5 (1st Movie Experience)

1. HUNGRY BEAR TALES IN CINEMAS
Czech Republic | 40 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled
Unlikely best friends Ned and Mishka, a big bear and a tiny one, share a forest home and constant hunger. Their misadventures finding food always end happily.


2. THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS
UK | 26 min
In English with Chinese Subtitled
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's enchanting tale of two alien families, the Smeds and Smoos, overcoming differences to reunite their star-crossed lovers.

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