LIAF is back at Picturehouse cinemas throughout the UK with our first screening for 2017 – another spectacular selection of short animated films from around the world. This screening takes place on Saturday 28th January and is suitable for children aged 7+.
There’ll be seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids.
Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthrall and inspire the wide-open imaginations of kids. This programme – carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind – is always popular – and not a toy ad in sight.
This months’ selection of films includes a young stag improvising music, the zany escapades a daredevil circus troupe, an insecure weathercock, an argument between a cat and a dog that escalates into an emergency and several other joyful and inspiring short animated films.
Children are encouraged to vote for their favourites and tell us what they think about the films on show. Find out more here
Please check your local Picturehouse cinema for correct start times.
Tickets will be available for purchase from your local Picturehouse
Spring Jam (Ned Wenlock, New Zealand)
A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.
The Story of the Fox Who Lost his Mind (Christian Asmussen & Matthias Bruhn, Germany)
A sly, handsome fox lived a long adventurous life and grew old but also a bit forgetful.
Cats and Dogs (Jesus Perez & Gerd Gockell, Switzerland/Germany)
An argument between a cat and a dog escalates into an emergency. Thankfully, the animator intervenes to save the day.
Moroshka (Polina Minchenok, Russia)
The whole village is scared of the big grey wolf with fangs, but one small girl finds the courage to help him and they become friends.
Voltaire (Jan Snoekx, The Netherlands)
An insecure weathercock, living on a chapel, moves to a faraway cathedral after a lightning strike. But he’s not the only one there.
Trial and Error (Alexander Isert & Antje Heyn, Germany)
An account of a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots – and a long-lost friend.
The Unwashed Penguin (Isabelle Favez, Russia)
A small penguin is afraid of water and can’t swim with other penguins. But the desire to have friends is much stronger than all the fears and barriers.
Ballone di Cannon (Frodo Kuipers, The Netherlands)
The zany escapades of Eduardo and vertigo-suffering Loet, performing daredevilish stunts in the circus.
The Sled (Olesya Shchukina, Russia)
A little squirrel finds something he has never seen before.
Eagle Blue (Will Rose, UK)
Eagle Blue lives high on a mountaintop above a sleepy town below.