Short Films (2022)

Runtime: 64 min. | Recommended Ages: 4+

For ages 4 and older, the "Short Films" program showcases films full of colors, tenderness and discovery to deepen children's growing appreciation for cinema through an inventive series of storytelling approaches. A story of acceptance in the film "Cat and Bird" captures a wondrous world. You will be equally amazed when the magic of kindness comes into focus in the film "Bembol". And if you yearn for magical funny stories with princesses you will be thrilled with the Greek participation in the film "The Deer and the Knight" 

Shorts in this lineup:

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BEMOL

Animation, Lacroix Oana, Switzerland, 6min.

No dialogue

 

An unfeathered but talented nightingale charms the forest residents with its song. After a terrible thunderstorm, the nightingale falls ill and loses its voice. Furry friends band together to help the nightingale recover.

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BABIES AND THE BEAR - DAY AND NIGHT

Animation, Marek Skrobecki, Maja Garmulewicz Poland 4 min

No dialogue

 

Two toddlers (brother and sister) and their friend the Teddy Bear take viewers into an imaginary world of colors and shapes. Children explore how the movement of the sun changes light and shadows. Trafik is scared of the dark and tries to keep the day going..

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RAINBOW

Animation, Hui Tan, United States 8min

No dialogue

 

This is a fabulous film that confronts the cultural backdrop of the Chinese taboo that forbids dialog about poverty or financial want, two children discover a way to give a Mother's Day gift beyond the value of money.

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THE KNIGHT'S HART

Animation, Vivi Markatos, Greece 30min

 

Col, a young farm boy, dreams of becoming a knight! On his journey he will visit a grand castle, explore a mysterious forest, and meet a colourful cast of characters. Will Col have the courage to face his fears, and prove he has what it takes to be a knight?

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CAT AND BIRD

Animation, Franka Sachse, Germany 8min

No dialogue

 

A white bird living in a black world encounters a black cat living in a white world. The moment they meet, their backgrounds literally collide.

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BELLYSAURUS

Animation, Philip Watts, Australia 8min

No dialogue

 

A tiny dinosaur dreams she is a scary big dinosaur. When danger strikes, she learns it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Literally.