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18th Los Angeles International

    Children's Film Festival

      March-May 2024

                                    Festival: Part One

March 29-31, 2024

WonderCon at Anaheim Convention Center

Room 303AB

Free admission to festival screenings with WonderCon badge:

Friday, March 29, 2024

Program #1

2 pm to 4 pm

Student Film Showcase (Giacoma Bresadola Instituto

Comprensivo Trento 5) (Italy)

Shera (Arun Fulara) (India)

The Mark (Ifra Khan/Pankaj Rishi Kumar) (India)

Late Night Edit (Kyle M. Wegler) (USA)

Maybe This Time (Kyle M. Wegler) (USA)

Blue Warm Melody (Zi Wang) (USA)

Night of the Witch (Eric Swinderman) (USA)

Kimi (Pauline Devesa) (Canada)

The Dark Side of Pet Breeding (Asher Anantham/Alana Keira Anantham/Zarina Penn Aronson) (USA)

Days of Thunder (Aiko Alonso) (Mexico)

Alma (Sebastian Salazar Claro) (Chile)

Serpientes y Escaleras (Delia Luna Couturier) (Mexico)

Call of the Wild (Sasan Golfar) (Iran)

Remember Its Flight (Sasan Golfar) (Iran)

The Dream of Being Free (Sasan Golfar) (Iran)

Friday, March 29, 2024

Program #2

4 pm to 5 pm

In the Shelter of Galvanized Tankers (Reza Gholami Motlagh)


Who's Better Than Who? (Shan Aatir) (Pakistan)

Venomous (Gholam Reza Mola Ahmadi) (Iran)

Bonus (Reza Nejati) (Iran)

The Mattress (Arash Hasanpour) (Iran)

Sphinx (Hamid Yousefi) (Iran)

Death of a Star (WadeBE) (UK)

I Want to Fix Everything (Victor Tambovkin) (Russia)

The Wondrous Worlds of Piero Maria (Helena Guerra) (Brazil)

It’s Only in Your Mind (Vered Yaari) (Israel)

Friday, March 29, 2024

Program #3

5 pm to 9 pm

Best of Fest: All-Time Favorites, Vol. 1 (Global)

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Program #4

10 am to 11:30 am

Bourj Stories (Sarah Gross) (Lebanon)

Good Night Moon (Anton Church) (USA)

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Program #5

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

My Number One (Ros Fiol) (USA)

Where Are You From? (Juan Cristiani) (Uruguay)

What's Going On with Us? (Marusya Shuvalova) (Ukraine)

Me. My Eleven Years. War. (Marusya Shuvalova) (Ukraine)

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Program #6

1 pm to 4 pm

Legacy in the Making: Me and the Bees (Dominic Gill) (USA)

Ghost Goose (Seth Woodhouse) (USA)

I Am Hopeful Because… (Hailey Wimmer Johnston) (USA)

Alexia and Z: The Case of Gram's Missing Teeth + Music Video(Amanda Whyte/Maya Hall) (USA)

Bloom In (Avery Rouda) (USA)

Lessons (Jeffrey N. Johnson) (USA)

Hallelujah Forever (Odveig Klyve) (Norway)

Evil Lies Adults Tell Children (Hans R. Vermy) (USA)

Shoots and Ladders (Keira Reneau) (USA)

The Calligraphy Lesson (Chin Chin IP) (USA)

Mountains (Alex Knopf) (USA)

Oren’s Way (Keika Lee) (USA)

Axinos (Anna Maria Kakona/Calliopi Villy Kotoula) (Greece)

Skipping Rope (Meryl Wu) (Taiwan)

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Program #7

4 pm to 7 pm

Return to Hairy Hill (Daniel Gies) (Canada)

Metamorphosis (Bryn Wright) (USA)

The Baseball Cap (Lucas Pierce) (USA)

Bubbles (Alicia Chain Yoon) (USA)

Weirdos (Paul Hollingsworth) (USA)

Disappearing Jewels (Will Kim) (USA)

Softer (Jeremy Camp) (USA)

Buckets City (Dave Quion) (USA)

Tillie (Noelle P. Wilson/D. Andrew Hartfield) (USA)

Operation: Stuplloyd (Vincente Kabo Baker) (Canada)

Purple and Green (Charlotte Oxley) (USA)

Balam (Guillermo Casarin) (Mexico)

Light Up Lulu (Anna Gabriella Agosto) (USA)

The Rematch (Myles Gordon) (USA)

The Purple Glasses (Susan Sullivan) (USA)

The Animation Course (Various) (Global)

Adult (Elina Mysanyth) (Ukraine)

The Polycees (Celia Jaspers) (New Zealand)

The Island (Mahmut Tas) (Turkey)

Fever (Alejandro Gerber Bicecci) (Mexico)

Simple Joy (Gopal Shivakoti) (Nepal)

No Place is Home (Giulia Aguiar/Gabi Faye) (USA)

Tipping Point (Ivy Tucker) (Australia)

Dokra Keu Bojhey Na (Sneha Das/Monjima Mullick) (India)

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Program #8

7 pm to 9 pm

Best of Fest: All-Time Favorites, Vol. 2 (Global)

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Program #9

10 am to 12:30 pm

BedWars: Cheat Code (Rich Rotella/Aaron Jenkin) (USA)

Alphons Adventures - The Bird God (Julia Thong) (Germany)

Copycat (Alex German) (USA)

Dos Bros Force (Jyothi Kalyan Sura) (USA)

Hallelujah Forever (Odveig Klyve) (Norway)

The Adventures of Baxter & Clyde (John Michaud) (USA)

Recess (Karem Ergun/Ismet Ergun) (Germany)

Witchfairy (Kaleigh Cedric Igodt/David Van de Weyer) (Belgium)

Dona Ines (Yamyle Ramirez) (Colombia) 

Gubble (Amal Qureshi) (USA)

Weirdos (Paul Hollingsworth) (USA)

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Program #10

12:30 pm to 3 pm

Return to Hairy Hill (Daniel Gies) (Canada)

Hallelujah Forever (Odveig Klyve) (Norway)

Team Nuggets - Chicken Impossible (Irene Sparre) (Denmark)

Own Goal (Ava Spence) (UK)

A Bedouin Dream (Tom Johnson) (Ireland)

The Man in the Blue Suit (Evan Patrick Adams) (USA)

My Dear Mr. Whitman (Jeremiah Dickey) (USA)

Angelman (Sacha Picard) (France)

Eat Your Vegetables 3 (Calliou Wang) (USA)

What It Takes to be a Clown (Aodhan Lane) (USA)

The Innocent (India Mitchell) (USA)

Bike Lane Ends (Noah Glenn) (USA)

The Little Magician (Tibet Aslan) (Australia)

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Program #11

3 pm to 5 pm

Best of Fest: All-Time Favorites, Vol. 3 (Global)

FestivalPart Two

May 2024

Free admission for all

Saturday, May 11

James Bridges Theater

235 Charles E. Young Drive

UCLA campus 90095

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Program #12

1 pm to 2 pm

The Candy Lady (Taylor Walker) (USA)

Gaomei Fantasy (Wen Chin Juo) (Taiwan)

Drawing Land (Tony Collingwood) (UK)

Ethel (Beatrice Jaggi) (Switzerland)

Buzz (Bryn Chainey/Andrew Brand) (UK)

Three Trees (Mathias Richard Horhager, Aaron Hong)


The Sound Collector - Float Your Boat (Chris Tichborne)


Sports Day (Jessica Wu) (USA)

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Program #13

2 pm to 3 pm

Triangle, Rectangle (Justin Meckes) (USA)

Sally Chooses Adventure (Matthew B.W. Sheehan) (USA)

Saleeg (Afnan Bawyan) (Saudi Arabia)

What’s That Smell? (Amy Ma) (USA)

Bloom In (Avery Robinson Rouda) (USA)

Henri the Snail and the Watering Pail (Rachel S. Kardos) (USA)

Downwind (Nathan Rivers) (Canada)

Legacy in the Making: Me and the Bees (Dominic Gill) (USA)

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Program #14

3 pm to 4 pm

You Are Not Small (Lucy Hawking/Sherene Strausberg) (UK)

To Make Something Wonderful (Todd Davis) (USA)

Heiahi’s Awakening (Jean Gegout) (French Polynesia)

Kevin From Another World (Diana Lee Woody) (USA)

How to Make a Film About My Son, Jack (Michael Plewa) (USA)

LUKi & the Lights (Toby Cochran) (Netherlands)

The Tiny Chef Show: Pancakes (Rachel Larson/Chris Tichborn) (USA)

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Program #15

4:30 pm to 6 pm

Hallelujah Forever (Odveig Klyve) (Norway)

The Daniel Koops Award for Outstanding Film Score 2024

Return to Hairy Hill (Composers Tyler Fitzmaurice, Jessica Moss; director Daniel Gies) (Canada)

The Daniel Koops Award for Emerging Film Score Composer 2024

Purple and Green (Composers Liam Wallace, Vivian Oxley; director Charlotte Oxley) (USA)

Sunday, May 26

The Yard Theater

4319 Melrose Ave

Los Angeles 90029

Reserve Your Place:

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Program #16

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Short films for ages 11 and older

The First Ballot (Tomas Liebel) (USA)

The Clipboard (Seraphine Terryberry) (USA)

Film 101 (Richard Jerrier) (USA)

Whispers of Solitude (Surya M. Jha) (Singapore)

The Killer Wiener (Kai Walden) (Canada)

Encounter (Sophie Wu) (China)

QI (Dora Han) (USA)

The Magical Mystery Kid (Giles Gambino) (USA)

Anna’s Diary (Ryan Zhang/Jeremy Chen) (China)

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Program #17

1:30 pm to 3 pm

Short films for ages 6 and older

On My Head (Maureen Miller) (USA)

All You’ve Got (Richard Tavernera) (USA)

Here It Is (Sacha Reyes) (USA)

The Rematch (Myles Gordon) (USA)

The Calligraphy Lesson (Chin Chin IP) (USA)

Marionnettiste (Brandon Walsh) (USA)

Campers (Jordan Miles) (USA)

Purple and Green (Charlotte Oxley) (USA)

Light Up Lulu (Anna Gabriella Agosto) (USA)

Macumba: A Family Folklore (Aline Andrade) (Brazil)

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Program #18

3:45 pm to 5 pm

Short films

Camille Solari Showcase with Cast/Crew!


Don’t Pop My Bubble (Camille Solari)

A Very Strange Day (Camille Solari)



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