2022 Festival

Science of Cinema

CCFF and Impression 5 Science Center are teaming up to bring you Science of Cinema, a day of exploring the art and science behind movies! Science of Cinema includes a pop-up theater showing animated short films as well as hands-on activities such as set making, creating storyboards, filming and editing, and a stop-motion workshop.

Science of Cinema is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Regular Impression 5 Science Center admission rates apply to enter anything other than the pop-up theater. Visit their website for details.

This program is sponsored by the Lansing Schools Education Association.

Impression 5 Science Center / 200 Museum Dr, Lansing MI 48933

Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music Video, Narrative Short

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In the House of Paper Flowers

In a house covered with papery flowers, a woman with white hair, two cats and a tiny wolf songstress learns a valuable lesson about the enduring power of love.

Anita George / 2018 / 8 minutes / English / USA

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Things Were Better Before

Lu Pulici / 2018 / 6 minutes / English / Italy

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An invasion of destructive black sludge intrudes on an idyllic world inhabited by mythic beings who find momentary salvation in the actions of an assiduous invertebrate clean-up crew who arrive to make things right.

Margie Kelk, Lynne Slater / 2018 / 8 minutes / English / Canada

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Age of Sail

John Kahrs / 2018 / 12 minutes / English / USA

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Back to the Moon

A charming illusionist, an adventurous queen of hearts, and an evil green man journey through early cinema, film magic, and love. Back to the Moon is an animated, interactive short celebrating the artistry of French film director and magician Georges Méliès.

FX Goby, Hélène Leroux / 2018 / 3 minutes / English / USA, United Kingdom