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SATURDAY, MARCH 17

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SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
SHORT FILMS | 9:30 AM | 60 MIN. | ALL AGES

From a submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, to a chameleon that just can’t help itself, and a weasel learning that it’s better to work together with others, this collection of short films is our roundup of some of the best out there. 


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MOVE! MAKE! SOUND!
SHORT FILMS | 11:00 AM | 60 MIN. | ALL AGES

All of these recent films have the common thread of making, doing, and movement. From the beautiful choreography of starlings in murmuration, to a wild beast dancing through the streets of Paris, these films have rhythm.


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WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT?
WORKSHOP | 1:00 PM | 120 MIN. | AGES 6+

This workshop is focused on the work that happens in front of the camera. Scott Barrow will lead participants through a series of quick exercises that help budding actors more effectively tell their stories. And what better story to tell than what you are good at?


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SHADOWS, PUPPETS, AND MAGIC
WORKSHOP | 3:30 PM | 90 MIN. | AGES 6+

Artist and MVFF filmmaker Danielle Mulcahy is opening up her creative process to a lucky group of kids at the festival. She will lead a team production of a short film using both high and low-tech elements. No experience necessary, but be prepared for a whirlwind experience!


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MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
FEATURE FILM | 6:00 PM | 102 MIN. | AGES 5+
Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Animation | Japan | 2017 | Rated PG

From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi—animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There—comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.


SUNDAY, MARCH 18

 
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I’VE GOT A FEELING
SHORT FILMS | 9:30 AM | 60 MIN. | ALL AGES

These short films from around the world demonstrate our ability to empathize, share, and love our friends and family. Highlights include Two Balloons, a stunningly beautiful animated story of two ring-tailed lemurs and how they fight for their love. Fruits of Clouds, from the Czech Republic, is a powerful tale about overcoming fear.


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A PLACE FOR US
SHORT FILMS | 11:00 AM | 70 MIN. | AGES 5+

Baltimore-based duo Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter have produced one of the most stellar shorts we’ve seen in a while, Negative Space. This film sets the tone for this program, and has just been nominated for an Oscar. Just Breathe is the quickest lesson on mindful meditation you’ll ever get.


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ANIMATE THE ACTION
WORKSHOP | 12:30 PM | 90 MIN. | AGES 6+

Bring a couple of your favorite small toys and we will provide the technology and know-how to help you take them to the big screen in a story of your own making. Kids will leave with the skills to create animated films at home.


FAMILY FILMS

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SCIENCE FAIR
Saturday, March 17, 11:45 AM - Chilmark Community Center
$5 for kids | Recommended for ages 8+

An affectionate and supremely entertaining celebration of nerds everywhere. Follow one inspiring mentor and nine dedicated students as they compete against more than 1,700 other students from 75 countries in the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Tickets & Info


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JANE
Sunday, March 18, 9:30 AM - Chilmark School
$5 for kids | Recommended for ages 8+

Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated field of primatology and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Academy Award-nominated director Brett Morgen weaves together a stunning portrait of the trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. Tickets & Info