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Marvellous Animation for 8 – 15 year-olds (PG*)

London International Animation Festival 2019

group of people sitting around a picnic table looking at a tiny man on a tiny horse

These twelve films from eleven different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards

They are films for the young but also the young at heart including several films that tug at the heart-strings.

Here you will meet charismatic characters and encounter amazing tales including a knitted toy dinosaur who has to unravel himself to save the love of his life, an elephant who’s expert at basketball and a seven year-old boy who’s dreams, hopes and fears are bought to life by a dazzling series of images created entirely by matchsticks.

Please note adults will only be admitted if they are accompanying a child

Tony the Tiny Pony
Listen up cowboys, cowgirls and cow-everybody else too: gather round to hear the story of a tiny pony named Tony.
New Zealand 2019 Dir Ned Wenlock 4min

A lonely boy is playing with his colourful matchsticks. While he is talking about his dreams, fears and hopes, the matchsticks bring his visions to life.
Hungary 2019 Dir Geza M Toth 11min

A young boy, obsessed with hedgehogs, shares his love for them all the time with everybody.
France 2018 Dir Vaibhav Keswani/Jeanne Laureau/Colombine Majou/Morgane Mattard/Kaisa Pirttinen/Jong-ha Yoon 5min

Frogs, hedgehogs, turtles, fish and many other forest animals belt out a stirring rendition of a Vincenzo Bellini war opera.
France 2019 Dir The Illogic Collective 2min

Home Sweet Home
A series of stories bind a granddaughter and grandmother despite time and distance.
France/Switzerland 2018 Dir Chaitane Conversat 13min

Saturdays Apartment
In this apartment five different family members struggle with the noises from the other floors.
South Korea 2018 Dir Jeon Seungbae 7min

Lost and Found
A knitted toy dinosaur has to unravel itself to save the love of its life.
Australia 2018 Dir Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe 8min

lt's teatime ! Unfortunately for Phileas all his teaboxes are empty so he decides to get some from China.
France 2019 Dir Romane Faure/Nathanael Perron/Léa Detrain/Benoît de Geyer d'Orth/Pei-Hsuan Lin/Anne-Lise Kubiak 5min

The Kite
A touching tale of a boy and his grandfather as they spend the day flying a kite.
Czech Rep/Slovakia/Poland 2019 Dir Martin Smatana 13min

Good Heart
In a primeval forest lives a primitive family. Mum is strict, crazy and grumpy. All she wants is that everyone eats well and is healthy.
Russia 2018 Dir Evgeniya Jirkova 5min

Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel’s parents have fallen on hard times. The mother sends them out into the forest to find strawberries for supper, not realising that it is a dangerous place after dark.
UK 2019 Dir Shaun Clark, Magid El-Bushra 6min

Athleticus – Gym Keeper
An elephant shows off his basketball skills to a group of watching giraffes.
France 2018 Dir Nicolas Deveaux 2min

Barbican Cinema 2