LIAF is back at Picturehouse cinemas throughout the UK with another spectacular selection of short animated films from around the world. This screening takes place on Saturday 27 May 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 enthral 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 delightful song about the unlimited contents of a hippies bag, a magical ping-pong tournament, peculiar hedgehogs, happy hippos, a fox who can play the most beautiful tunes on a violin and many more charming stories.
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
Cornershop – What did the Hippie have in his bag? (Rude, UK)
He had be-bop, German jazz, a dragon that was half-Welsh and a massive, massive cake amongst other things.
Magic Cube and Ping Pong (Lei Lei, China)
In the city of the Magic Cube there is a ping-pong tournament.
Dunder (Endre Skandfer, Norway)
Bulder, a wild and funny monster, is playing with his best friend Modika. Their snowball fight is interrupted when quiet Lex invites Modika to study snowflakes.
The Adventure Of The Afternoon (Vance Yang & Stella Huang, Taiwan)
One beautiful afternoon, a little boy meets an unexpected friend, with whom he starts an adventurous journey.
The Kid And The Hedgehog (Marc Riba & Anna Solanas, Spain)
A kid is climbing a hill. On the hill he’s about to meet a very peculiar hedgehog.
Spider Web or The Gossamer (Natalia Chernysheva, Russia)
A mutual friendship is weaved when a small spider finds inspiration in a woman’s knitting patterns.
Hippo and Juice (Alexey Minchenok, Russia)
Hippo works as an airline pilot and he lives in a comfortable little house, where his refrigerator is always stocked with a blueberry pie and a jug full of juice.
The Fox Who Could Play the Violin (Natalya Nilova, Russia)
The fox can play the violin really well – and the other woodland animals start to take notice.
Tekkol (Jorn Leeuwerink, Netherlands)
A dog decides to help a hen and her chicks in crossing the river, but then he lets all kinds of animals walk all over him.
The Birdie (Yekaterina Filippova, Russia)
Once upon a time the birdie met a hippo. They became friends and built a lovely house together.
Murky Papers (Heta Jokinen, Finland)
A woman is reading but her cutout paper is determined to have its own way.
Hu Lulu, Hong longlong, Hua lala (Lei Lei, China)
A small village is disrupted by heavy rain which threatens to disrupt the people’s peaceful lives.