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Best Animated Shorts (15) (LC)

Oscar Week: Parent & Baby

Still from Robin Robin

All of the Best Animated Short film nominees from this years Academy Awards.

In these five distinctive animations, we follow the stories of Beryl, a 59-year-old factory worker who is determined to be come a ‘hyper-futurist artiste’; a Chilean secret police agent’s inner life as she deals with fears, frustrations and her pet dog; a new Aardman Animation about a little bird with a big heart; an odd couple trying to find their balance; and a chainsmoker determined to find out, ‘what is love?’

Take a look at the full programme below. 

Our Parent and Baby screenings are designed for adults to enjoy the latest film releases with their young babies, in a relaxed atmosphere with gentler lighting and sound. Screenings are suitable for babies of 12 months or under. Up to four adults can accompany a baby, but adults without a baby will not be admitted.

We have plenty of dedicated space for you to park your baby buggy. For health and safety reasons, we cannot allow buggies inside the cinemas.

Booking is essential, so please book your tickets before attending.

LC = Locally Classified


Affairs of the Art
Director Joanna Quinn and producer/screenwriter Les Mills continue the series of beloved, hilarious and
award-winning animated UK films starring Beryl, a 59-year-old factory worker who’s obsessed with drawing and determined to become a hyper-futurist artiste. We also meet her grown son, Colin, a techno geek, her husband, Ifor, now Beryl’s model and muse, and her sister, Beverly, a fanatical narcissist living in LA.
UK/Canada 2021 dir Joanna Quinn 16 min

Inspired by real events, Bestia enters the life of a secret police agent in the military dictatorship in Chile. The relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations, reveal a macabre fracture in her mind and a country.
Chile 2021 dir Hugo Covarrubias 16 min

Robin Robin
The tale of a small bird with a very big heart. After a shaky nativity of her own – her unhatched
egg falls out of the nest and into a rubbish dumpster – she comes out of her shell, in more ways than one, and is adopted by a loving family of mice burglars.
UK 2021 dirs Dan Ojari, Mikey Please 31 min

Delicate ballerina Olya meets Evgeny, a rough boxer who personifies “strong but silent.” With very different lives and worldviews, will they be brave enough to embrace their feelings? Can two fragile souls hang on to each other despite the world’s cruelty?
Russia 2019 dir Anton Dyakov 15 min

The Windshield Wiper
Inside a cafe, while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man poses an ambitious question: “What is Love?” A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion.
Spain 2021 dir Alberto Mielgo 15 min

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