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Family Film Club: Amazing Animations for 0-7 year-olds (U*)

London International Animation Festival 2021

An animated still from Patchwork Butterfly

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. This carefully chosen programme for our littlest audience contains short animated films, full of joy, from all around the world. 

This programme contains several cheeky, loveable animals in all sorts of mad adventures. A manic octopus can’t stop cleaning up, a tiger is looking for someone to play with and a hard-working hedgehog goes on a magical quest with his friends the old monkey, the orphan squirrel, a stray bird and a beaver.

Before this screening we have an Animation Workshop in the Cinema 2 & 3 Foyer. Artist Reza Ben Gajra will host the workshop which is inspired by the London Animation Festival's short films. 

Free, sign up in the venue on the day.

Limited spaces; first come, first served.

Recommended age group: up to 7 years old

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.



Ink (3D)
An octopus can’t stop cleaning up. But sometimes, even though you have so many arms, you still cannot reach what you are aiming for.
Netherlands 2020 Dir Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch 2 min

Patouille and the Parachute Seeds
Patouille and his friend Momo discover the amazing features of plants.
France 2021 Dir Ines Bernard-Espina, Melody Boulissiere, Clemetine Campos 6 min

Patchwork Butterfly
Butterfly has a small nose and doesn’t know what to do with it. Luckily her friends Elephant and Fox are there to help.
Germany 2020 Dir Angela Steffen 4 min

Snipp, Snapp, Snut And The Colours
3 friends, Snipp, Snapp and Snut, live in a colourful clay world with the Squares who want to ban everything that’s fun. 
Sweden 2020 Dir Cecilia Actis, Mia Hulterstam 5 min

A little girl is faced with a major disappointment during lockdown.
Ireland 2020 Dir Sorcha McGlinchey 3 min

Damn It!
The ancient struggle between good and evil.
Germany 2021 Dir Elena Walf 1 min

Twoot Newt
A musical amphibian struggles with the difficult feelings of making art.
US 2021 Dir Jackie Snyder 4 min

Hedgehog Spikiney
A hardworking hedgehog runs a soup kitchen for the needy community but one night the food disappears.
Croatia 2020 Dir Tihoni Brčić 7 min

Embers the Dragon - Hurry Up Embers!
It's a beautiful day on Keiki Island. Embers the Dragon wakes in his cave but things immediately start to go wrong.
UK 2020 Dir Alex Walker 7 min

Blinded by Love
A man feels responsible for a vulnerable seedling and is willing to go to great lengths to protect it from all the dangers in the world.
UK 2021 Dir Yige Yang 3 min

On a beach at twilight's dawn, a little girl meticulously builds up an ecosystem. She intends to make her little world perfect. But soon, the tide is coming in.
France 2020 Dir Lucie Andouche 5 min

Patchwork Tiger
Patchwork Tiger has a problem: he wants to play "Boo", but the Patchwork Pals don't want to. Will the Tiger find someone to play with?
Germany 2020 Dir Angela Steffen 4 min

Twin Trees
A brother and sister carry a tree in a small pot but when they meet a parrot and a fallen statue, they each have to choose their own journey.
France 2020 Dir Emmanuel Ollivier 4 min

When a simple boulder’s peaceful existence is disturbed by the presence of a big rowdy bird, he finds himself forced to make a choice between his own stability and the lives of others.
US 2021 Dir Cam Swartz 7 min

Family Activities

Fun workshops, activities and watchlists for all the family, inspired by our programme.

Barbican Cinema 2