Various/2012/43 mins/U/Dir. Various

Eight award-winning short films from the British Animation Awards, specially selected for 4-7s. A more cheerful collection of stories from around Europe you will not find, full of music, colour and character but no dialogue.

A Sunny Day

Gil Alkabetz / Germany / 2007 / 6 min

From rising to setting, the sun is always cheerful except when everyone hides in the shade. How ungrateful!

Whistleless

Siri Melchior / Denmark / 2010 / 5 min

How can one tiny bird find its voice amid the sounds and rhythms of the busy town?

Fouding or Not Fouding

Youlia Rainous / France / 2008 / 5 min

Chop! Cut! Slice! Grate! A kaleidoscope of crazy fruit and veg to have you dancing in your seat; in French, the words ‘fou’ and ‘dingue’ mean ‘crazy’!

The Little Red Plane

Charlotte Blacker / UK / 2010 / 4 min

In a world crafted of wool, the postboy and his cat fly through the clouds and stars to deliver their parcels.

Dodu the Cardboard Boy: The Balloon Moon

José Miguel Ribeiro / Portugal / 2010 / 5 min

With one little rip of his cardboard box, Dodu’s imagination lets in the sea and sweeps him away to adventure.

Trim Time

Gil Alkabetz / Germany / 2002 / 2’30 min

In spring and summer the tree’s leaves keep the barber busy. What will they do in autumn and winter?

Calamity Island

David Johnson / UK / 2011 / 9 min

In spring and summer the tree’s leaves keep the barber busy. What will they do in autumn and winter?

Mobile

Verena Fels / Germany / 2010 / 6’30 min

Across a crowded animal mobile, a lonely cow notices a smiley mouse.

 

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