A very special programme of films selected to spark the imaginations of our younger audience. Much better than Saturday morning TV and not a toy ad in sight.
Note: these films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at 0-7 year-olds.
10am – 11am: Children’s drop-in animation workshop.
Join us in the cinema foyer for a special chance to try out your hand at making a short animated sequence with BAFTA-award winning animator Kevin Griffiths.
Special thanks to the Film and Video Workshop.
A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There's just one little problem …
Germany 2010 Verena Fels 6 min 30 sec.
In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?
Denmark 2009 Dir. Siri Melchior 4 min 48 sec.
The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside
The Dog Who was a Cat Inside is a special animal. The dog and cat live together in the same body, but this causes conflict.
UK 2002 Dir. Siri Melchior 3 min 15 sec.
Tom in the Woods
Tom is in the woods with some friendly glow-worms. Maybe they know the way to a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey.
Germany 2005 Dir. Andreas Hykade 5 min
A Monster Mess
The green monster invites the purple monster to tea – but it all gets a bit messy.
UK 2010 Dir. Susie Jones 3 min 20 sec.
Komaneko is a female kitten who lives with her grandfather in their mountain home, where Komaneko loves to make handicraft. Komaneko is looking forward to Christmas when she can see her papa and mama, and an early present arrives at her home…..
Japan 2009 Tsuneo Goda 20 min.
The Last Norwegian Troll
A curmudgeonly little troll lives estranged from society, daydreaming of mythical times. Upon discovering how his clan evolved, he finally becomes a part of something greater and, also, a little less lonely.
Norway 2010 Pjotr Sapegin 13 min.
An abstract artist needs to loosen up. His toddler obliges by taking him on a white-knuckle ride inside his own paintings.
Poland/Norway 2011 Anne Kristin Berge 3 min 15 sec.
A tale of a fat hamster whose wife is determined that he will lose weight. She keeps a beady eye on him as he works out on their wheel.
Poland/Norway 2011 Adam Wyrwas 2 min 15 sec.
A boy with dyslexia is struggling to read; the words contort into all manner of fantastical fare, and jump off the page.
Norway/Poland 2011 Marc Reisbig 3 min 16 sec.
Part of The London International Animation Festival 2011