Genre: Family Friendly

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THE TINY TREE

Space explorers, Matt and his Dad emergency land on a dying planet. Matt finds a magical seed, and wants to keep it. However, this seed is the planet’s last chance for survival. With upbeat songs and adventures with alien fluffy creatures, a two headed caterpillar, and a one-legged purple Bird, Matt and Dad get caught …

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YELLO

In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process after a racist encounter at the airport, offering an honest look at fear and connection in an era marked by uncertainty.

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NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)

Told through watercolor illustrations and a traditional Okinawan folk song, “Ninufabushi Miiati” follows an emigrant’s journey from Okinawa to Argentina in the early 1900s. This project was an international collaboration by four descendants of Uchinaanchu (Okinawan) immigrants in Argentina and the United States.

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OUR WALKS IN HAWAI‘I

An intimate conversation between grandmother and granddaughter about life together and apart.

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MILK

In a small town square a young girl counts her savings. Happy with her sum, she skips to the country store where candy is arrayed in enticing glass jars. After careful consideration she selects a giant, coloured lollipop, then joins the queue behind an old man buying bread and milk. Her glee however, is stemmed …

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FISHPOND: LOKO I‘A

On the remote Hawai‘ian island of Molokai during the Covid-19 pandemic, an ancient fishpond brings together the community, resulting in powerful lessons of resilience and sustainability for the next generation. The work of restoring Ali ªi Fishpond provides not only food, but sharing of profound Hawai‘ian wisdom. This inspiring film begs the question: What can …

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HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

An overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological figure in the jungles of Guam.

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BLUE COOLER

BLUE COOLER captures small moments of life in Hawai‘i through a montage of richly painted and colorful brush strokes, sounds and images. Like home movies that spark an atmosphere or feeling, the moving paintings in BLUE COOLER pop with familiar experiences and vivid observations. The animation is hand painted frame by frame using oil paints.

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DAY AND NIGHT

The fiery and stubborn, Apolaki, tries to take the Earth for himself, not wanting to share with his obedient sister, Mayari. The siblings argue over ownership of the Earth leading to an all-out fistfight and chase sequence in space! The siblings take turns throwing punches and zooming around one another. As the fight climaxes, Mayari …

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MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE

Sammy (newcomer Miya Cech in a heartfelt performance) is struggling to cope with the loss of her mother and gets constantly called into the principal’s office, much to the chagrin of her also struggling father (Leonardo Nam). Fed up with her wild behavior, he enrolls her in a summer course-if she fails, she’ll be sent …

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