REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, in partnership with Northwest Film Forum, presents the 8th annual REDCAT International Children's Film Festival, May 4, 2012 through May 19, 2012. With three weekends of acclaimed, international short-film programs, the beloved festival returns to delight movie-goers big and small. This global tour of charming, funny and poignant short films—hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan, among others—is an awe-inspiring journey for the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts, and a very special Nickelodeon Family Fun Day! Thoughtfully designed by celebrated children's film specialist Elizabeth Shephed to engage kids from ages 3 and up, to early teens, each program is a fresh collection of inspiring stories, exhilarating adventures and pure cinematic joy.