Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. This carefully chosen programme for our littlest and most special audience contains 14 wonderful short films, full of joy. There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and wondrous tales to spark those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids. Suitable for all ages but especially 0-7 year-olds.
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Bibimbap (Heather Colbert, UK)
A delightful stop-motion music video set to Ori Dagan’s song ‘Bibimbap’ – a tribute to the Nat King Cole.
Sloth (Julia Ocker, Germany)
A slow groove just may be the answer when your energy is low.
The Swimming Lesson (Tatyana Okruzhnova, Russia)
On a busy beach day, a little boy is captivated by the aquatic adventure stories he hears, but soon has to put his own swimming skills to the test.
Between the Lines (Maria Koneva, Russia)
A Zebra thinks she is completely alone in a world where everyone has a partner, until she finds another Zebra.
I Want to Live in the Zoo (Evgenia Golubeva, UK)
Sasha doesn’t like the rules at home, so she decides to move to the zoo.
Water Colors (Takashi Yoneoka, Japan)
When the room is empty tiny watercolour paints jump onto the canvas.
Ant (Julia Ocker, Germany)
An anthill is no simple thing. Each ant has their task and it’s hard to imagine what would happen if one of them rebelled and decided to do things differently…
Konigiri-Kun: Music Box (Mari Miyazawa, Japan)
Konigiri-Kun eats a super-sour pickled plum to wake himself up, then grabs his music box to show his friends.
Crab Story (Filippo Rivetti & Tatiana Poliektova, Russia/Australia)
What happens when a crab finds a pineapple on the beach.
Jazzoo (Adam Marko-Nord, Sweden)
Koalas, hippos, elephants, and fish find their own groove in this melodic menagerie of a film.
Koyaa: Naughty Toy Car (Kolja Saksida, Slovenia/Croatia)
On a rainy day, Koyaa decides to tidy up his room. He steps on a toy car, taking a crazy ride. The toy starts acting naughty but Koyaa manages to outsmart it.
Mogu and Perol (Tsuneo Goda, Japan)
Two friends live on Yummy Island, where delicious food can be found everywhere!
Mister Paper Goes For A Walk (Ben Tesseur & Steven De Beul, Belgium)
Mister Paper goes for a walk. He finds old newspapers, takes out his scissors and starts cutting what he needs for the stroll: a hat for the sun and a dog for company.
Penguin (Julia Ocker, Germany)
A timid penguin waiter with a red bow tie goes out of his way to perform his job to perfection.