Here's the slate:
"Amazing Animations!" • (for 6 and up) A collection of colorful animated short films, which range "from four sisters trying to pass the time on a long trip, to a pigeon that sabotages a secret mission, to a dog that finds a new best friend – its own tail!" (Disclosure: Mrs. Cricket, Leslie Sorensen-Means, programmed the shorts selection.)
"Aurélie LaFlamme's Diary (Le Journal D'Aurélie LaFlamme)" • (Canada, in French with English subtitles; for 12 and up) A girl wonders if she might be an alien, as she begins her journey through adolescence.
"Bacalar" • (Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles; for 9 and up) Best friends Santiago and Mariana try to rescue endangered wolf cubs from smugglers, with help from mystical animal spirits.
"A Cat in Paris (Un Vie de Chat)" • (France, in French with subtitles; for 8 and up) One of this year's nominees for best animated feature, this action-packed adventure about a cat leading a double life as companion to a cop's daughter, and accomplice to a thief features rich hand-drawn animation and a jazzy soundtrack.
"Circus Dreams" • (USA; for 8 and up) A documentary that chronicles a summer with Circus Smirkus, the nation's only traveling youth circus.
"Friends Forever (Mullewapp)" • (Germany; for 4 and up) A mouse, pig and rooster must ride to the rescue when their lamb friend is kidnapped in this animated adventure.
"The Letter for the King (De Brief Voor de Koning)" • (The Netherlands, in Dutch with English subtitles; for 8 and up) A teen-age squire must deliver a fateful letter in this medieval adventure.
"Louder Than a Bomb" • (USA; for 13 and up) An inspiring documentary set in the nation's biggest youth poetry slam, through the success and failure of four diverse high-school teams.
"The Magicians (Het Gheim)" • (The Netherlands, in Dutch with English subtitles; for 7 and up) An aspiring magician must solve his best friend's disappearance, and discovers all is not what it seems, in this family film.
"Moonbeam Bear and His Friends (Der Mondbaer)" • (Germany; for 4 and up) In this animated tale, Moonbeam Bear and his friends must help get Mr. Moon back into the night sky.
"Tiger Team" • (Germany, in German with English subtitles; for 8 and up) Luk and Patrick race to be the first to unlock an ancient palace of riches hidden in a mountain in China.
Tickets are $6 per screening, available at ArtTix. The festival also features workshops presented with Spy Hop Productions, for $30 each.