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Family Day Animation Film Festival: Song of the Sea (2014)

Virtual Events
Sun, Aug 16—Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Explore the magical world of animation this summer with ICA Miami’s Family Day Animation Film Festival, a non-competitive celebration of unconventional family-friendly storytelling through filmmaking. In addition to virtual screenings, ICA Miami will provide supplemental “how-to” videos giving families an insider’s look into some of the innovative techniques used to create a modern animated feature film, as well as a foundation for putting creativity into practice.

Instructions for Accessing Films

This event is open to families in Miami-Dade County only and capacity is limited. Upon successful RSVP to the Family Day Animation Film Festival, you will receive an email confirmation containing links and passwords to the films. These films are available for 24 hours beginning at 10am on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Feature Film: Song of the Sea (dir. Tomm Moore, Ireland)

Song of the Sea follows the story of a 10-year-old Irish boy named Ben who discovers that his mute sister Saoirse, whom he blames for the apparent death of his mother, is a folkloric selkie who has to free faerie creatures from the Celtic goddess Macha.

Official Trailer

Short Film: Mr. Houbolt (dir. Laurent Witz, 2014, France)

Winner: Best Animated Short Film at the 86th Academy Awards. Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet’s arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

Official Trailer

About Family Day

Family day is a free monthly event by the Miami Design District and the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami that encourages community engagement with art + design through interactive activities and performances for all ages. These events are scheduled the 3rd Sunday of the month and presented throughout the Design District and ICA Miami. Our family memberships offer additional opportunities to learn and engage with contemporary art.