Brilliant Books Shorts from LIAF (U*)

Family Film Club

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The Lost Things

Our friends at LIAF have put together a wonderful selection of short animations adapted from some brilliant books from all over the world.

This screening is accompanied by BSL interpretation for families with people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

Adults can only come if they’re bringing a child, and children can only come along if accompanied by an adult. If you’re over 18, we’re afraid being a ‘big kid’ doesn’t count.

The programme

Tallyho Pancake

Mr Bumble’s pancake flies out of the window and escapes. Soon the pancake is followed by the whole forest.

Germany 2009 Dir Kai Pannen 7 min

I Want My Hat Back

Bear’s hat is gone. None of the animals say they’ve seen it. He is starting to become despondent, until his memory is sparked by a deer who asks just the right question.

US 2013 Dir Galen Fott 9 min

The Water Princess

A young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village. A vibrant, engaging story shedding light on the struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.

US 2018 Dirs Peter H Reynolds, Didi Hatcher 8 min

Max’s Words

When his brothers won’t share their collections of stamps and coins, Max starts a collection of his own, made up of words.

US 2007 Dirs Galen Fott, Jerry Hunt 10 min

The Lost Thing

A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while collecting bottle tops at the beach. It’s the lost thing – but who owns it?

Australia 2012 Dirs Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann 15 min

Do Unto Otters

When a family of otters move in next door, an anxious rabbit worries about whether they will be nice neighbours.

US 2007 Dir Galen Fott 11 min

The Librarian From the Black Lagoon

Hubie’s class is going to visit the library for the first time, and rumour has it, the library is a dark dungeon of rules and misery.

US 2007 Dir Galen Fott 10 min

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