Free with Museum admission*
Recommended for ages 3 to 7. All films either in English or without dialogue.
Kid Flix Mix 1 features selections from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival, including Audience Award winners Tiger and Stone Soup; and some of the highest-rated shorts, such as Crocodile, Mr. Night Has a Day Off, and Water Path for a Fish. See info on Kid Flix Mix 2 here.
*Tickets not needed. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with MFAH general admission; free for ages 12 & younger; free for everyone on Thursday.
Directed by Mike Hayhurst
(USA, 2016, 3 min.) It’s not always easy being green–but all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.
The Pocket Man
Directed Ana Chubinidze
(France, Switzerland/Germany, 2016, 7 min.) Good things come in all sizes and packages—especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.
Mr. Night Has a Day Off
Directed by Ignas Meilunas
(Lithuania, 2016, 2 min.) Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.
Directed by Clementine Robach
(France, Belgium, 2015, 7 min.) Times are tough in one little town: first no food, now no electricity. Eventually, the transformative power of community nourishes all in more ways than one.
You Look Scary
Directed by Xiya Lan
(USA, 2016, 4 min.) Sometimes we amplify our fears. Usually, they’re not so bad at all.
Directed by Natalia Chernysheva
(Russia, 2016, 4 min.) Anyone can get caught in a bind, and for one spider, working together means weaving new webs of strength.
Water Path for a Fish
Directed by Mercedes Marro
(Spain/Colombia/France, 2016, 8 min.) Oscar rescues a goldfish from hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.
Directed by Ned Wenlock
(New Zealand, 2016, 6 min.) Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him make music for the spring jam?
Konigiri Kun: Shopping
Directed by Mari Miyazawa
(Japan, 2015, 5 min.) In this hilarious nod to overconsumption, a curious rice ball with a penchant for shopping goes out to market and is tempted all around.
Directed by Julia Ocker
(Germany, 2016, 4 min.) A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.
Directed by Kariem Saleh
(Germany, 2016, 4 min.) A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.
Directed by Maribel Suarez
(Mexico, 2016, 5 min.) A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.
Directed by Yekaterina Filippova
(Russia, 2015, 3 min.) Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier!