Framed Film Festival 2017

Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre
Framed Film Festival 2017
18 November 2017, Cinemas 2 & 3
Box Office 0845 120 7527


Framed Film Festival - the annual showcase of the best new children's films - returns to the Barbican this month with stories of adventure, animals and magic. The programme includes a gala preview of the new Kristin Chenoweth-voiced feature The Star; a tale of rabbits versus foxes in animated adventure Rabbit School; plus a specially curated Splendiferous Shorts programme featuring the best new animated shorts from around the world. Together with free activities and workshops accompanying the screenings, the Framed Film Festival is a must for all young film fans.


Film screenings:


Rabbit School (PG)
Sat 18 Nov 11am, Cinema 2

Germany 2017 Dir Ute von Münchow-Pohl 79 min

When naughty rabbit Max gets sent to a training school for Easter bunnies, it’s the beginning of a new adventure. With the help of a new pal, he learns some secret skills, battles a sneaky fox family and understands the true meaning of friendship.

Splendiferous Shorts (U*)
Sat 18 Nov 1pm, Cinema 2

2016–2017 Dirs Various, full programme running time approximately 60 min

This joyful collection of short animated films from around the world is full of imagination and laughter. From square singing cows that are thrilled to be out on the town, to a girl who keeps turning into a mouse, these quirky stories are a delight to behold.


Gala Preview: The Star (U)
Sat 18 Nov 2.30pm, Cinema 2

2017 US Dir Timothy Reckart 95 min

This wonderful CGI animation about the first ever Christmas tells the story of its unsung heroes: a brave donkey and his friends. A charming and funny animation, bringing together the voice talent of Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Plummer, Kristin Chenoweth and Keegan-Michael Key.


Workshops and performances:
(From 10am, Cinema 2 & 3 foyers, all ages are welcome)




Sat 18 Nov From 10am, Cinema 2 & 3 foyers

Try your hand at the ancient art of hand-shadows with performer Drew Colby. Find out how to make a bird, a dinosaur or maybe even a reindeer and create your own shadow-art with Drew’s help. Plus, you can catch Drew’s acclaimed performances during the day.

Free, drop-in


Lightbox Animation Corner
Sat 18 Nov From 10am, Cinema 2 & 3 foyers

Create your own stunningly lit animations with artists John Harmer and Wendy

Scott, using stop-motion techniques.

Free, drop-in



Animal Masks
Sat 18 Nov From 10am, Cinema 2 & 3 foyers

Inspired by the animals in our films, make your own animal masks with Anna Bruder and the A Line team.

Free, drop-in


A Line Selfie Booth
Sat 18 Nov From 10am, Cinema 2 & 3 foyers

Join Anna Bruder and pose for your own photos in a black and white world. What will your imagination bring? Make your own props on the day, bring some along with you or use some of our selfie booth stock.

Free, drop-in


BAFTA at 70: Drawing Competition
Sat 18 Nov From 10am, Cinema 2 & 3 foyers

This one is for all the family, kids big and small. Bring along your memories of your favourite films, games and television shows, and draw what means the most to you. Anything is allowed, from Teletubbies to Star Wars, from Super Mario to Peppa Pig. BAFTA are awarding prizes for their favourite memories.

Free, drop-in





Notes to Editors


For further information contact:
Sarah Harvey Publicity: 020 7732 7790
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Eleonora Claps:

Ticket prices: Box Office: 0845 120 7527

* Local Classification

# Certificate to be confirmed