A programme of amazing films selected for our most extra-special audience – plus whichever grown-ups they want to bring along. Suitable for 7-14 year-olds, these films bring the wonder of animation onto the big screen. They’re entertaining, thought provoking, colourful and enchanting – without a toy or games ad in sight!
The films are a selection of award-winners and highlights of the animation festival circuit, having screened at most of the major international animation festivals in the last year. Collected together under one roof, it is unlikely that these films will get seen in the UK again.
Featuring all styles and techniques from the latest computer technology to traditional handmade animation they are a snapshot of all that is great about kid’s animation – and show that animation has no limits or boundaries.
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‘Aleksanrdr (Remy Dereux, Maxime Hibon, Juliette Klauser, Raphaelle Ranson & Louise Seynhaeve, 2010)
A wondrous world of unrestrained magic as the citizens of a little city hanging in the sky do battle with the black giant that tries to climb a stack of crystals to bring them down to earth.
‘Damned’ (Richard Phelan, 2011)
An over-ambitious beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realise his ultimate dream.
‘The Last Norwegian Troll’ (Pjotr Sapegin, 2010)
One day three young goats decide to get rid of an old troll who lives under a bridge. Little do they know that he is the last survivor of his species, the very last troll of Norway.
‘Fast Forward Little Red Riding Hood’ (Sjaak Rood, 2010)
Put it in, punch the FF button. Little Red Riding Hood – the whole story in one minute 30 seconds.
The Netherlands, 1’30
‘Dog Walking Ground’ (Leonid Schmelkov, 2010)
An automated pooper-scooper observes the habits of dog walkers and their dogs.
‘Slimtime’ (Bertrand Avril, Pierre Chomarat, David Dangin & Thea Matland, 2010)
An exquisite homage to Jacques Tati and the super elegant cinematic visuality he gave us.
‘Spin Span Spun’ (Anne Wilkins & Emily Howells, 2010)
A surreal journey through the cotton factories of the North-West of England, led by a choir of singing spindles and a spinning mule.
‘Specky Four Eyes’ (Jean-Claude Rozec, 2010)
Arnaud does not like the dreadful glasses he has to wear and prefers the blurry world of his shortsightedness, a world populated by monsters and unicorns and other fantastic creatures conjured up by his imagination…
‘Enter The Lovely’ (Owen McGonigle, 2010)
Deeply affected by the deprivation of his urban habitat, an artist seeks a form of escape by imposing his own identity on to the deteriorating walls.
‘Swimming Pool’ (Alexandra Hetmerova, 2010)
A sweet tale of night swimming, water ballet and rule breaking.
Czech Republica, 6’34