Shorts for Shorties
A collection of short animations designed to appeal to young children. They express colourful, exciting and easy to follow stories, either in English or with no dialogue.
Programme (56 mins.) includes:
Lemon & Elderflower
Dir: Ilenia Cotardo – UK – 3 mins
Two sibling hummingbirds have to build different inventions in order to solve their big problem: to take flight with other birds.
The Swimming Lesson
Dir: Tatyana Okruzhnova – Russia – 3 mins
On a busy beach day, a little boy is captivated by the aquatic adventure stories he hears, but soon has to put his own swimming skills to the test.
The One Who Tamed the Clouds
Dir: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville – France – 4 mins
At the top of a canyon the old Indian Flying Shadow teaches the young Nayati the ancient art of smoke signals.
The Robot and the Whale
Dir: Jonas Forsman – Sweden – 6 mins
One day Lobo and her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog, meet a stranded whale on the beach.
Dir: Maité Schmitt – Germany – 6 mins
To protect his books, Albert, the young librarian, must put his prejudice aside and make friends with a bat.
Small Forest Stories
Dir: Veronika Fedorova – Russia – 3 mins
A little fox must prove he is the best in the world at tracking things down.
The Fruits of the Clouds
Dir: Kateřina Karhánková – Czech Republic – 10 mins
Furry’s friends are afraid to venture into the scary woods, but he’s bored waiting for adventure!
Dir: Uzi Geffenblad – Sweden – 10 mins
In a moment of illumination Betty finds a creative solution. But the road to success is lined with traps.
The Opposite Day
Dir: Fabian Friedrich – Germany – 2 mins
Opposite day! Opposite day! The day to do things in the opposite way.
An Old Lady Stepped Out for Some Bread and a Pastry
Dir: Anastasiya Jakulina – Russia – 4 mins
The ordinary walk to buy some bread can turn into the most amazing adventure.