The following programme has been created by kids, for kids. Every two months, throughout 2017, we have screened a new programme of animated short films, the best films from all around the world, at cinemas UK-wide to our wildly enthusiastic childrens’ audiences. After the screenings the children were asked to vote for their favourite films. We’ve counted the votes – and these films are what YOU told us were your favourites throughout the year.
There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. 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 screening is suitable for children of all ages, but is specifically aimed at 0-7 year-olds.
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Mr Night Has A Day Off (Ignaz Meilunas, Lithuania)
Unsatisfied, Mr Night is walking around the town changing all things to black until everything is as dark as night.
Keep On Rolling! (Takashi Miike, Japan)
An ambitious dung beetle can’t stop rolling poo. He perfects the art with every round thing he comes across.
A Rhino Named Paul “Everybody Sleeps” (Dave Schlafman & Mike Anneal, USA)
It’s bedtime, but a restless little rhino just isn’t ready to call it a day.
Dust Buddies (Sam Wade & Beth Tomashek, USA)
A group of adorable dust bunnies live a humble, but happy existence until a dust-up with a determined maid gets them into an epic kerfuffle.
Deep Beneath The Earth (Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK)
The only thing young Lucy likes is gaming on her Ipad. But when she loses it in the woods she is determined to get it back.
The One Who Tamed the Clouds (Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco-Levin, France)
At the top of a canyon, the old Indian Flying Shadow teaches the young Nayati the ancient art of smoke signals.
Sabaku (Marlies van der Wel, Netherlands)
When Sabaku’s best friend Buffalo passes away, he needs to find himself a new friend.
Water Path For A Fish (Mercedes Marro, France)
In a Latin American town Oscar sleeps when a sudden gust of wind wakes him up. From his window he sees a goldfish in a dirty puddle, gasping for air.
Hamlet.Comedy (Eugeniy Fadeyev, Russia)
A class of children go to see “Hamlet” with their strict teacher. When the children get bored, they start to laugh and wreak havoc.
About Coati (Alexandra Slepchuk, Russia)
A delightful fable about how to turn your weaknesses into strengths.
Awesome Beetle’s Colours (Indra Sproge, Latvia)
A lovely song to guide you through the alphabet.
Hugo Bumfeldt (Katinka Bongar, Hungary)
Hugo is an alien boy living on a tiny far-away planet. One day he gets his first pet as a present – it’s a real scuba diver taken from Earth.
Kochkunst – The Art of Cooking (Stella Raith, Germany)
The cook wants to make a pancake but it fights tooth and nail against returning to the pan.
Island (Max Mortl & Robert Lebel, Germany)
On a small island a bunch of exotic creatures run across each other.