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Family Day Animation Film Festival: My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

Virtual Events
Sun, Jul 19—Mon, Jul 20, 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, July 19, 2020.

Feature Film: My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) (dir. Claude Barras, 2016, Switzerland)

Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material.

Official Trailer

Short Film: The Orchestra (dir. Mikey Hill, 2016, Australia)

Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life, communicating your emotions, fears, and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune. When Vernon and his little band fall for their new next-door neighbor and her classical ensemble, they find themselves presented with perhaps their last chance at happiness – a chance to strike a chord and play in harmony. But first, they must confront their stage fright.

Official Trailer

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.