Northbrook Library 7th Annual ICFilmFest
12 Imaginative Short Films from 10 Countries
Jump on board at Imagination Station and enjoy twelve inventive films from ten countries! Discover how music helps a young girl harness her energy in Kenya’s Symphony (USA), join a feisty cat who thinks he’s a dog in A Cat Called Jam (Ireland), and cheer for a talented dancer in Caught Off Guard (Singapore).
Directors Q&A in the Zoom After-party following the Festival on November 5th!
South Korea, 2020 4min.
Directed by: Lee Bo-reum
A little bird and a frisky squirrel learn a valuable lesson about covering their sneezes. Non-verbal.
USA, 2019 5 min.
Directed by: Carlos Douglas Jr.
A rowdy, playful young girl discovers a passion for music after her mother takes her to hear to a symphony. Non-Verbal.
UK, 2020 3 min.
Directed by: Bethany Powell
The animals of the savannah are afraid of strong, husky Rhino. But after seeing Rhino’s selflessness and kind heart, they band together to help out their new friend. Non-verbal.
Japan, 2019 5 min
Directed by: Satoshi Takahashi
A young girl must overcome her fear of the dark as she embarks on a journey to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Non-verbal.
El Monociclo en Cuba
USA, 2020 6 min.
Directed by: Nathan Ward & Kian Ward
A short documentary about a talented young boy who rides a unicycle, taking him on adventure through the streets of Cuba. In English.
A Cat Called Jam
Ireland, 2019, 8 min
Directed by Lorraine Lordan
A scrappy kitty identifies as a dog until he meets a wise cat who helps him realize his true self. In English.
UK, 2018, 10 min.
Directed by Carys Watford
Four friends use their imagination to leap into the unknown adventures of space. In English.
The Little Bird and the Bees
Switzerland 2020 4 min.
Directed by: Lena von Dohren
A bird and bees help leaves grow in the spring, but a nearby fox is on the hunt. Non-verbal.
Germany, 2019 7 min.
Directed by: Jerry Hoffman
A young boy tries to steal a mermaid doll while shopping with his family. When he is caught, his father has an unexpected reaction. In German with English subtitles.
France, 2020 7 min.
Directed by: Marie Gauthier, Léopoldine Perdrix, Margo Lopez, Vinecnt Carrette, Rachel Bosc-Bierne, Flore-Anne Victor, Simon Fabbri.
A lonely girl living in the sky gets an unexpected visit that turns her world upside down. Non-verbal.
Caught Off Guard
Singapore, 2019 6 min.
Directed by: Paul Ng
A security guard who dreams of becoming a dancer gets caught dancing on camera by one of his coworkers. Non-verbal.
Netherlands, 2020 10 min.
Directed by: Vincent Bal, Marlon Nowe
While stuck at home, young Max befriends and helps a shadow man who comes to life from one of his drawings. In Dutch with English subtitles.