As part of Anim18, we’re honouring the oldest surviving animated feature film with a special tour.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Prinzen Achmed) was created by Lotte Reiniger, and is a magical animated fairytale based on stories from The Arabian Nights. It was first shown in Germany in 1926 and today it still stands as one of the great classics of animation — witty, lively, delicate, inventive, stirring and romantic.

Lotte Reiniger went on to create work in the UK, including memorable pieces for the GPO Film Unit in London. She was a pioneer who has carved a niche in history, and whose legacy continues to influence many animators working today.

This series of screenings is accompanied by a beautiful live score, composed and performed by Chris Davies.

Workshops and talks available.


“A joy to behold. Beautiful and innovative – age only adds to its brilliance and charm.” Empire



24 June 2018 Chapter, Cardiff
14 August 2018 Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
19 August 2018 MAC, Birmingham
25 August 2018 Hippodrome Bo’ness, Falkirk
15 September 2018 Spring Bank Arts Centre, Derbyshire