Family Fun in June

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Did you know that EIFF has a fantastic line-up of films for the family?

From short animations to feature length films, EIFF has films from around the world that children and adults can enjoy together.

Feature Animations

The Nut Job is filled with furry friends galore. Voice-starring Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, and Katherine Heigl, it's an animated heist adventure with a nutty difference.

Another one for the animal-lovers, The House of Magic [3D] is the spellbinding adventure of one cat’s mission to save the day. When abandoned by his owner, Thunder the cat seeks shelter in the mysterious house of an old magician – but all is not what it seems. Can Thunder the cat to unite his friends and save the house before it is too late? What better way to bring a children's film to life than in this 3D adventure?

Speaking of differences, the next two films in our animation programme for the family are foreign language films! Wolfy, the Incredible Secret is a French film. As the name suggests, unlike in most fairy tales, this wolf might be the hero. Don't speak French? Worry not! This film is recommended for children Age 5+, and in the screening the film will be accompanied by a reader for younger audience members.

If you love Harry Potter and Indiana Jones - or your kids do - our next film is a must-see! Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang hails all the way from Spain and follows naughty twins Zip and Zap as they are sent to a strict boarding school, run by eye-patch-wearing tyrant, where adventures abound. The film is based on beloved Spanish comic book characters. This screening is Age 8+, and this time it's accompanied by a reader for younger audience members.

Live Action

Friends of the earth will love the stunning IMAX film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar – starring real-life African animals. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and featuring the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers, this is perfect viewing for nature-lovers – children and adults alike. As an added bonus it's a slim 34 minutes long, so perfect for even the littlest of children.



Even shorter are the selections within our For the Family animation programme. Come and meet singing fish, dinosaurs and a race-driving 10-year-old. This selection of shorts for families is a delightfully eclectic mix for kids ages 8+. It will open their eyes to a whole new world of film.


Discover our Pathways

Find out more about our For the Family strand by checking out the Films for the Family Pathway page. Check out today's great deal and keep an eye out here for updates.


Don't Forget the Teens

Got older kids or teens? Point them towards the Teen Spirit strand – a hand picked selection chosen by our Young Programmers team of 15-18 year-olds.

Teens can also attend the Youth Hub. Click here to find out more.


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