Priceless Bonds

Select Shorts: Mixed ratings up to PG-13
Themes of Family & Friends
Approximate Running Time: 82 minutes

Streaming as part of this year's Virtual Festival available only from June 10-27 on

Ivet and Michuco

Directed by Juan Ignacio Meneu Oset

4:49 | G | Valencia, Spain

Ivet is a 6-year-old girl, so she thinks she is already very old, or so she thinks at least. Ivet is dreamy and has an extraordinary imagination. She is always inventing new worlds and characters. She has a cat - well, it's stuffed puppet - and she calls her Michuco. Since she has no siblings, at home she always plays alone and fantasizes uncontrollably, causing complicated situations on more than one occasion.

The Pākalā Kids

Directed by Gavin Arucan

5:05 | PG13 | Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

On the run from their home in the rustic, old plantation town of Pākalā Village, two best friends, Lani and Dixie, embark on a journey up Waimea Canyon.

In The Forest, We Grew

Directed by Vincy Guan & Sunnie Moon

5:56 | PG | New York

Two red pandas, Chi and Hyun, set off to build their dream house together in a bamboo forest, only to find their differences putting their relationship under strain. “In The Forest, We Grew” is a group project by Sunnie Moon and Vincy Guan.

Bucket Hat!

Directed by Demetrios Tzamaras

3:25 |PG | Los Angeles, California

Brothers Tot and Meech try desperately to convince their jokester Papou (Greek for Grandfather) to buy them ice cream while on a trip to the beach. But they have to act fast, because the Ice Cream Man could leave any minute!

Influenced by the TV shows of Cartoon Network in the 1990's, Bucket Hat is a delightfully silly and sweet animated film that balances slice-of-life realism with cartoony slapstick. Brimming with both emotional sincerity and full-throated goofiness, Bucket Hat is unafraid to have its ice cream and eat it too!

When Winter Comes (Official Music Video)

Directed by Geoff Dunbar

4:41 | G | London, England

The film adopts a painterly style glimpsing a family readying their farm for winter and highlights the themes of nature, family and home in the song. To create the short, animated film, Paul enlisted the help of Rupert and the Frog Song director Geoff Dunbar for a unique hybrid of hand and digitally drawn animation.
Paul McCartney explained, the great thing for me about this album is that I didn’t know I was actually making an album and it all started with this track really. The music I was working on was for a short animation film about the song ‘When Winter Comes’. I made a record called ‘Calico Skies’ a while ago that George Martin recorded, and at the same time because I was in the studio, I just thought oh wait a minute there’s this other song I’ve just written, so I did ‘When Winter Comes’! This song is kind of an idealistic thing, a hippy existence on a farm, planting trees, mending fences and living the good life which is something I like. I love nature and I love that idea of getting down and getting your hands dirty.

Night Shift

Directed by Nicole Solis and Al Fontanilla

4:08 | G | Richardson, Texas

Night Shift follows a curious and bouncy little girl as she awaits the presence of someone in the midst of the night. As she waits, she is whisked away by an ethereal Moon Woman for a magical night of play and together they dance among the clouds of the night's sky.


Directed by Areli Quinonez

4:22 | G | Redmond

When the going gets ruff, two rival pup scouts have to work together to investigate the mystery of their missing treats.


Directed by Winnie Wu

2:25 | G | Brooklyn, NY

A little girl tries to befriend a family of ducks, but Mama Duck is rather protective.

Lilah and Dori

Directed by Kaitlyn McCafferty

5:04 | G | Eugene, Oregon

A story about two girls who get struck by lightning and fall in love.

Summer Nights

Directed by Pablo Roldan, Ezequiel Torres

3:53 | G | CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Three old friends have a ritual to welcome a new member of the "cool kid" gang. A get together with past summers, that brings back childhood memories.

Framed Memories

Directed by Mclelun LEE

7:07 | G | Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

We mistakenly assume our parents will be with us forever, not realising that the time we have with them is slowly trickling away. It is important to remember that time passes like a flowing river. We will never touch the same water twice. What has passed will never return.

Black Metal

Directed by Riley Street

4:57 | G | Los Angeles, California

Rebekah, a twelve year old, defiant little girl, loves a black metal band called Cosmophobia. Sneaking away while her overly religious parents, Mary Katherine and Kyle, are asleep, Rebekah makes her way to the Cosmophobia concert held in the local club ‘The Balrog’. Chaos ensues, but ultimately, Rebekah finds her community and makes amends with her parents along the way.


Directed by Jae hyeon Cha, Byeong hyeon Hwang

8:48 | G | Republic of Korea

Will, a boy who wants to become an inventor,
loves to invent various toys for his old dog named Norman. One day, while introducing his new toys to Norman, he finds out that dogs are color blind. A science-lover boy decides to invent special glasses to present colors to his dog.


Directed by David Chai

2:41 | G | San Jose, CA

An irritated little brother and his bossy older sister come to learn that saying “I love you” doesn’t always mean saying “I love you.”

Deep Fears

Directed by Ryan Chu

3:23 | G | Long Beach, CA

A sea otter who is afraid of the ocean is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea.

The Ducks

Directed by Ángela Arregui

6:45 | PG-13 | Valencia, Spain

An excited Mari Carmen starts her first day of work in the International Sales Department of a company. However, not everything will turn out as expected. A duck has appeared on the balcony, playing around with all of Mari Carmen’s workmates and turning upside down a day Mari Carmen hoped to start off on the right foot.




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