HollyShorts Block 1

  • A Cat Called Jam
  • o28
  • Odd Dog
  • The Power of Hope
  • The Tattooed Torah

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This dynamic collection of animated shorts, curated by the HollyShorts Film Festival and appropriate for ages 4 to 7, will inspire, entertain, and engage the littlest filmgoers. The HollyShorts Film Festival is an Academy Awards-qualifying short film festival devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panels and forums.

The featured films include:

The Tattooed Torah (2019, dir. Marc Bennett, animation, 21 min)
An animated adaptation of the beloved children's book of the same name, this short recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches that the Holocaust was not only a period of destruction but an opportunity for redemption.

The Power of Hope (2020, dir. Kalia Love Jones, animation, 8 min)
When her mother falls ill, an aspiring architect grapples with feelings of helplessness, but moved by the words of Michelle Obama, she finds the will to persevere and bring her dreams to life.

Odd Dog (2019, dir. Keika Lee, animation, 5 min)
A young boy is eager to adopt a dog but is only allowed a cat. When he meets a furry feline who thinks he's a dog, they make a purr-fect match!

A Cat Called Jam (2019, dir. Lorraine Lordan, animation, 8 min)
An out of town cat named Jam is convinced he's a dog and when he and the local hounds chase a cat named Treacle into a tree, Jam begins to question how he views himself.

o28 (2019, dir. Otalia Caussé, Fabien Meyran, Geoffroy Collin, animation, 5 min)
On vacation in Lisbon, a German couple boards the legendary n°28 - only for the breaks to go haywire, sending them on a vertiginous race throughout the city... with a baby on board!

Included Shorts

The Tattooed Torah (22min) More
Odd Dog (5min) More
The Power of Hope (8min) More
A Cat Called Jam (8min) More
o28 (5min) More