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Sunday, August 25 • 10:00am - 11:01am
Kids Shorts: Little Ones

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These films are great for the whole family!

Gatito (AL film)
Directed by Kristina Arjona Adler
9 minutes • USA
A young Latino boy wants to be a cat for a day, and his traditional father attempts to support him.

Magic (AL film)
Directed by Maggie Bearden and Tucker Meek
10 minutes • USA
Hannah’s sister, Corrie, gets captured by the evil queen of Bunkleberriland and Hannah must go on a great and magical adventure to rescue her.

Oh Baby!
Directed by Meghann Artes
9 minutes • USA
Miracle, science and luck all play a part in this vibrant and fantastic imagining of how life begins.

The Pig on the Hill
Directed by John Helms and Jamy Wheless
6 minutes • USA
When Pig's free‐spirited, rambunctious new neighbor, Duck, plunges himself into Pig's quiet, orderly life, Pig learns that having friends is what he has been missing all along.

Directed by Kai-Hsiang Chang
11 minutes • China
This is an adventure story about exploring, courage and problem-solving.

According to Kids: The Princess Bride
Directed by Jonathan Judge
7 minutes • USA
Adorable youngsters retell the classic movie with adults playing out the action as described (for better or worse for the plot!)

Everything Must Go
Directed by Lee Gallagher
3 minutes • USA
An alien conspiracy theorist in search of proof happens upon Area 51 holding a yard sale.

Tyler Nix, Monster Child
Directed by Amy Neswald
5 minutes • USA
Two monster children meet.


Amy Neswald

University of Maine, Farmington
Amy is a recent transplant to Farmington, Maine, where she teaches screenwriting and creative writing at the University of Maine. She is currently very interested in meeting creators of mini-docs, as she's teaching a class on personal stories and how we tell them across mediums.
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Jamy Wheless

CEO/Director, Lightstream Animation Studios
Influenced by comic books and art, Jamy Wheless started drawing memorable characters in grammar school and never looked back. After graduating with a degree in Visual Arts from Auburn University in 1987, he worked as a freelance illustrator in Atlanta, Georgia, where his illustration... Read More →

Kristina Arjona Adler

Director, Gatito
Director/Producer of Gatito, a short film about a young Latino boy who wants to be a cat for a day. Would love to talk about anything related to why feminism is good for everyone, the importance of showcasing queer joy, and why more POC should be telling stories.
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Meghann Artes

Meghann Artes is an award-winning filmmaker and animator who has worked with Sesame Street, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Bix Pix, Nick Jr., and NBC. Her short films have enjoyed success in festivals across the country and, in 2009, her work for Sesame Street was awarded both an Emmy... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:01am CDT
McWane Center Rushton Theatre
  Shorts Block, Narrative