For the Family
Come and meet singing fish, dinosaurs and a race-driving 10-year-old. This selection of shorts for families is a delightfully eclectic mix. Bursting with imagination, they include a magical snowman, daredevil adventures and some children with very grown-up concerns. Meet best friends Rabbit and Deer and new school friends Ravi and Jane, who all want to play and have fun. By turns silly and thoughtful, this is a great introduction to the Festival for your favourite small person. Age 8+ [PG]
The Lost World
Ben Smith/UK/2013/11 min
Indiana Jones meets Jurassic Park as we journey with our hero deep into the jungle of a tropical island where there are some very dangerous and hungry creatures... who surely should be extinct.
Ravi & Jane
Stuart O'Rourke/Australia/2013/15 min
Ravi, a shy 10-year-old, has just moved to Australia from his native land of Sri Lanka. On his first day in a new school, he is befriended by Jane. While their lives are worlds apart, the two are inseparable until circumstances beyond their control divide them.
Ain't No Fish
Miki Cash, Tom Gasek/USA, UK/2013/4 min
A lively stop motion animation featuring singing seals lamenting the dwindling fish in the sea. With music performed by Hoagy Carmichael.
Jon Mortimer/UK/2013/7 min
Young Dino dreams of being a racing driver and has vowed to uphold his father's name as he challenges his arch nemesis Mario Laundretti to one final race.
The Dam Keeper
Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo/USA/2013/18 min
The tale of a young pig with an important job, and a new classmate who changes everything. Pig is responsible for the large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds and he does this despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.
Sounds of Nature
Simon Weber/Switzerland/2013/9 min
Ten-year old Finn takes a mystical journey into nature and discovers a whole new world.
A Christmas Wish
Ant Blades/UK/2013/1 min
Be careful what you wish for...
Rabbit and Deer
Péter Vácz/Hungary/2013/17 min
The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put to the test by Deer's new obsession with a Rubik's Cube. This delightful animation plays with our understanding of 2D and 3D animation.
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