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

London International Animation Festival 2020

Animation: a man points his finger at a small green frog on a desk

These ten films from seven different countries have been chosen especially for children aged 8 and upwards.

They are films for the young but also the young at heart featuring several films that tug at the heartstrings and several others that will make you ponder some of life’s big questions.

Here you will meet charismatic characters and encounter amazing tales featuring playful flamingos, robots on Mars, a girl with two heads and the heartbreaking story of Archie and his Dog

Tagged with: Cinema LIAF 2020


Athleticus 2 : Guide for the blind
Two flamingos discover a colourful glove on a ski slope. What is this strange thing?
France 2019 Dir Nicolas Deveaux 2min

The big, gentle sailor has everything under control. He checks tickets, shovels coal into the firebox and scrubs the deck – he even thinks to feed the fish in the sea
Czech Republic 2020 Dir Aliona Baranova 6min

Archie is devastated to learn of the death of his aunt. He makes the long journey to the home she's left him in the Outer Hebrides and a new day brings renewed hope for Archie and his dog.
UK 2019 Dir Ainslie Henderson 4min

Black and White
A film about tolerance towards strangers. The black sheep is mobbed out of the herd, but only the courageous outsider can save the herd from great disaster.
Switzerland/Germany 2020 Dir Gerd Gockell & Jesús Pérez 5min

Matilda and the Spare Head
A girl wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she's learned can no longer fit in just one head, her mother buys her a backup one.
Lithuania 2020 Dir Ignas Meilunas 13min

One Stormy Night
A quest for love featuring a fire in the fireplace and some lightning.
Germany 2019 Dir Gil Alkabetz 9min

Colourful and soundless or noisy and black and white? Your choice!
France 2019 Dir Chloé Barbet, Thomas Caputo, Léonie Clément, Bruno Crapanzano, Manon Crouzet, Solene Gaudu 6min

Red Rover
When a robotic rover starts drilling for signs of life on Mars, the race is on for one tiny rock-beast to save her native community from the invader from Earth.
UK 2020 Dir Astrid Goldsmith 13min

Out There
While playing hide and seek, a little girl is wandering deeper and deeper into the garden until she finds herself at a distant place.
Hungary 2019 Dir Judit Orosz 9min

Latitude du printemps
An abandoned dog by the side of the road, a young astronaut wannabe and a professional cyclist and the connection between all three.
France 2020  Dir Sylvain Cuvillier, Chloé Bourdic, Théophile Coursimault, Noémie Halberstam, Maŷlis Mosny, Zijing Ye 7min

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