We’re back at the Barbican Family Film Club with another spectacular selection of short animated films from around the world especially curated by the London International Animation Festival on Saturday September 24.
These films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at 4 – 12 year-olds, and are funny, weird and charming examples of animated wonder.
This month we’ve got a cocoa-guzzling deer, lambs that go moo, warm friendships between a fox and a mouse, and a mole and an earthworm as well as two episodes from the delightful but slightly naughty little girl Lili.
This is your wonderful whistle-stop tour around the world – 12 short films from the UK, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Taiwan, Estonia, France, Ireland, Latvia and Australia.
Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthral and inspire the wide-open imaginations of children. These programmes – carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind – are always popular – and not a toy ad in sight.
It’s part of our day-to-day activity as a festival – to collect animated shorts from all over the world in all sorts of animation styles and techniques. And for the Kids’ Club we set aside the ones that we know will work best for our younger audiences. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share the wealth of animation that we get to see everyday with the next generation of film fans, films buffs and filmmakers.
Tickets will be available for purchase from the Barbican
Lili Loves Food (Siri Melchior, UK/Denmark)
Lili loves food, but some food is better than others – especially dessert.
Tiger (Kariem Saleh, Germany)
A tiger on a plate with a big appetite.
Hey Deer! (Ors Barczy, Hungary)
An adorable, cocoa-drinking deer is eager to tidy up the front of his house.
Greedy Germ (Fang Yu Hsu & Cheng Hao Chen, Taiwan)
In a tiny world seen through a microscope, a group of friendly and timid citizens live together happily.
Miriam’s Stray Dog (Andres Tenusaar, Estonia)
It is too cold outside for a stray dog.
The Mole and the Earthworm (Johannes Schiehsl, Germany)
A story of friendship under a molehill.
The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse (Juliette Jourdan, Camille Chaix, Kevin Roger, Hugo Jean & Marie Pillier, France)
A lonesome fox hunts a mouse. When two owls interfere with the hunt, their relationship evolves.
Violet (Maurice Joyce, Ireland)
The cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. Tired of the abuse, Violet’s reflection decides she’s not going to take it anymore.
How Shammies Tidied Up (Edmunds Jansons, Latvia)
The Shammies’ room is so messy that it isn’t possible to find anything anymore. Mr. Cat suggests a spring-cleaning.
Lambs (Gottfried Mentor, Germany)
This lamb doesn’t sound like the others, she says moo instead of baa.
Junction (Nathan Jurevicius, Australia)
The Face Changers have always made the clay tokens that control the winds and alter their faces. But it’s time for a special journey.
Lili Loves Presents (Siri Melchior, UK/Denmark)
Lili is three. Lili is too small for many things. Like all three year olds Lili Loves Presents!