Vortex Film Festival: Celebrating Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Genres

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2016-10-18 16:00 - 17:30


October 17-23, 2016

Celebrating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Genres

VORTEX AFTER SCHOOL SERIES: KidsEye Worlds of Imagination Showcase

Enjoy a free afternoon screening for your family to enjoy at the Providence Public Library. These films are age-appropriate and showcase a mixture of fantasy and science fiction.


Swimming Into Darkness | Keith Boynton, Director | USA, 2016.

An orphaned astronaut goes on a journey to discover the true nature of the universe in this epic, evocative animated music video.

Chateau de Sable | Quentin Deleau, Director | 6 min. | France, 2015.

In the middle of a desert, soldiers are protecting a marvelous pearl, but a huge creature will try to steal it.

 Simon’s Cat ‘Off to the Vet’ | Simon Tofield, Director | 13 min. | United Kingdom, 2015.

A clever cat will go to great lengths to avoid an imminent visit to the vet.

 Moom | Daisuke Tsutsumi | Director, 14 min. | USA, 2016.

Every forgotten object has a memory with its previous owner still attached. This is a story of Moom, one of those memories stuck in this world. One day, Moom meets another memory just like him.

 Daisy Chain | Galvin Scott Davis | Director, 6 min. | Australia, 2015.

DAISY CHAIN is an animated short film, narrated by Winning Actress KATE WINSLET. The story tells the magical tale of a little girl called Buttercup Bree who falls victim to bullies. The darkness that the bullies' create consumes the world in a fantastical Tim Burton-like world of despair. Until one day, a little boy named Benjamin Brewster happens upon her and shows her the power of her Daisy Chains. A power that will bring life to the bracken around them and joy to the playground that was once haunted. The film is an exciting sequel to the award-winning interactive story 'Dandelion', which became a recognised voice for bullied children around the globe.

 Violet | Maurice Joyce | Director, 8 min. | Ireland, 2015.

"Violet" is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. Tired of the abuse, Violet's reflection decides she's not going to take it anymore.

 Catch It | Paul Bar, Director | 6 min. | France, 2015.

A group of meerkats take care of their beloved and unique fruit but a vulture will disturb their peace of mind.

 Welcome To My Life | Elizabeth Ito, Director | USA, 2015.

Welcome to My Life is a glimpse into a day in the life of Douglas, aka T-Kesh, a Monster-American teenager. He's doing his best to fit in, and make it through high school. On the inside he’s just like other humans, but there’s no hiding when you are literally a monster on the outside. In this mockumentary short, we see how even day-to-day, life can be hard when you’re so very much not like the others.

 Barnyard Aces | Irving Sevilla and Manuel Báez, Directors | Mexico, 2015. Avelita, a mischievous chick, wants a jukebox.

 Litterbugs | Peter Stanley-Ward, Director | United Kingdom, 2016. Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.