12 amazing films that have screened at LIAF over the last few years, aimed at sparking the imaginations of our youngest audience. The films come from Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Poland, Russia and Latvia and explore such magical subjects as Erwin the weasel who lives in a traffic light and whose job it is to turn the lights on and off (in ‘Signalis’), to the absent-minded witch who loses her button (in ‘The Witch’s Button’).
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‘Cyber’ (Stefan Eling, 2007)
A mega-good time ride on the ultimate magic armchair.
‘The Tiny Fish’ (Sergei Ryabov, 2006)
An incredibly beautifully crafted film. A little girl and her cat brave the winter to go ice fishing and as a reward, get to save the life of a very special fish.
‘A Sunny Day’ (Gil Alkabetz, 2007
The sun rises as it does every morning, but today it discovers that it is not as welcomed as it hoped it would be.
‘Animatou’ (Claude Luvet, 2007)
A whole bunch of really cool ways to animate a cat and mouse chase.
‘Big Plans’ (Irmgard Walthert, 2008)
Despite well-developed plans, it’s very hard to construct a machine which sells apples. But a great idea occurs that should solve the case…
‘Signalis’ (Adrian Flückiger, 2008)
Erwin is a weasel that lives and works in a traffic light. His job is to switch the right light every day.
‘The Propellerbird’ (Thomas Hinke, 2005)
Watch out! There’s a very annoying bird about!
‘The Witch’s Button’ (Nils Skapans, 2007)
A jolly, carefree, slightly absent-minded witch loses her magic button. What would the world have looked like if the witch hadn’t found it again?
‘Joyets’ (Magdalena Osinska, 2007)
A magic world created entirely from kids drawings turning into 3D pop-up pages that spring up all over the place.
‘Speechless’ (Daniel Greaves, 2010)
Miscommunication in a world of mass communication.
‘Tally Ho Pancake!’ (Kai Pannen, 2009)
Because the maple syrup seems to be too sweet the pancake escapes through the open window.
‘The Little Boy and The Beast’ (Johannes Weiland & Uwe Hedischötter, 2009)
It’s not easy when your parents turn into beasts.