World of Wonder

2017 Festival

Sat, May 12 @ 12:30 pm – GPLT

This entertaining package contains 10 films from around the world (USA, Europe, and Australia) and a variety of genres: animation, comedy, drama, documentary, and mockumentary. It includes one film with subtitles (some dialogue is in Japanese).

Trashonauts

A grumpy space garbage man scours the Earth’s atmosphere for salvageable metals until the day he encounters an alien with a more powerful magnetic force than his own ship. Does this mean war?

True Colors

A plain little bird feels that he must take extraordinary measures to gain the attention of a beautiful yellow bird he is too shy to approach.

Riceballs

Josh’s father starts making him rice balls for his school lunch even though Josh prefers the sandwiches that his recently deceased mother used to make him. Josh’s father wants to connect him to his cultural heritage, but will this simple lunchtime ritual drive them farther apart or help them to overcome the pain of losing…

The Controller

Roles are reversed when a controlling mom is trapped in her son’s video game. Helpless, she now has to listen to him if she hopes to escape the unfamiliar game world.

Kojo

This profile documentary on 12-year-old New York jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney won the 2016 Harlem International Film Festival Award for Most Remarkable Young Person on Screen as well as the 2016 New York Jazz Film Festival Award for Best Traditional Short Documentary Based on a Jazz Musician.

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before. Won the Audience Award at the 2016 Kinemastik International Short Film Festival among other awards.

Invisible

During a school dance, a shy chameleon seeks the attention of his crush, but he is so nervous that he can’t help but become invisible when she looks at him

First Snow

A curious little hedgehog wakes from his winter sleep and leaves his den to watch a beautiful night sky, but he gets lost in the snowy woods and must embark on a dangerous adventure as he searches for his den.

An Object at Rest

The story of a rock’s transformation from a mountain to a particle of sand and back again as it is affected by time, erosion, and human civilization. Won the 2016 BAFTA/LA Student Film Award Special Jury Prize.

Beyond the Books

Only an old librarian, the caretaker, and a young boy are inside a magnificent library when a shelf of books collapses which sets off a chain reaction of epic proportions in this allegorical look at the future of printed books in a digital age.