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Children's Film Festival

Black comic "instructional guide", with 25 step-by-step examples of how each method works. ... Read more
A delightful children's animation illustrating the traditional poem, "A Frog he would a wooing go, whether his mother would let him or no..." ... Read more
Made by children from 8 countries. ... Read more
Set in Victorian times, this is a whimsical and magical account of one woman's struggle to overcome society's attitudes and ride a bicycle. ... Read more
A modern re-telling of the childhood classic about Fanny, who has lived in the forest with her meteorologist mother ever since she was a little girl. One day on the way to visit her grandmother and great grandmother on the other side of the forest, Fanny has three encounters which change her life ... Read more
A small boy wakes in the night needing to pee but is afraid to go to the bathroom... ... Read more
A humorous yet hard hitting presentation of the health risks associated with smoking, together with an examination of the role of tobacco advertising in recruiting young smokers Its message to viewers is quite clear, 'If you smoke already — quit' ... A vivid journey down Tobacco Road ... Read more
The Children's Film Unit gives children the chance to learn filmmaking skills. Doombeach began with an improvisation based from some recent news items. ... While his mother is having a baby, a social worker suggests a seaside holiday for 12 year old Gavin. It is term time, so he has to attend ... Read more
Inspired by ghost stories of Nova Scotia, this is the tale of George, an orphan, who lives with his grandfather, a grumpy and sometimes tipsy old sea captain, who dreams of discovering hidden treasure. Miss Birdwood, George's frustrated school teacher, conspires with the local welfare department to ... Read more
George is a fifteen year old addicted to junk food, videos, truancy and general slothfulness. He is a concern to his teachers, a joke to his classmates and the seat of high hopes to his devoted Greek mum. Then one day he unwittingly upsets the school bully. Knowing that "revenge" will be sought, he ... Read more
Kelly is 13, bored with her working class parents and jobless future, and a regular caller to Childline, where she invents tales of terrible things which never happen to her at home. ... Max is also 13, rich and given to faking suicide to scare his father's girlfriend, while his father has little ... Read more
It's Emiel's 10th birthday. He doesn't feel like celebrating, so he hides away in his tree house. His parents try to persuade him to come down but the situation escapes them.. ... Read more
Two boys receive a free gift in a gum packet, a powder that says 'add water'. At home one of them adds water and the result is a fast growing blue creature...but what is it? ... Read more
Howard thought it was just like any old arcade game. He was wrong. Dead wrong. He receives a token and instructions to go to a certain house and that is where a life and death game begins. ... Read more
Nine year old Liesje lives with her mother and writes letters to her father, who she believes lives in Rio de Janeiro, but who is actually in prison. Liesje wants to visit him in Rio and she saves up all her pocket money, selling valuable stamps from an album her grandfather gave her before he ... Read more
When the magical world of two young boys and the junkyard where they share games and stories and hunt for lost treasure is disrupted by a gang of bullies, the boys call on a mythical creature, the Guardian of the Junkyard, to help them restore order. ... Read more
Canadian 'wunderkind' Atom Egoyan, a guest at last year's MFF with his breakthrough film Family Viewing, made his first feature in 1984. Invited for last year's festival but lost en-route from Cannes, Next of Kin is more accessible and humorous than Family Viewing, yet reveals what have already ... Read more
Family pancake making never was so crazy. First a pancake gets stuck on the ceiling then it gets stuck on a kid's head. The doctor's solution...to eat it off. ... Read more
Abstract pencil animation to a funky rhythmic beat. ... Read more
A sailor arrives on a desert island and barters with the local natives, to sell them Western garments instead of their traditional skins, bones and shells . When they have all gone home, the animals come out of the forest to reclaim their clothes. ... Read more
A Berlin puppet maker. Goethe, takes his clockwork puppet knife throwing act to New York. It is 1934 and a Nazi spy is watching him. ... Read more
A light-hearted Cuban Animation. ... Read more
Rarg is a perfect place So perfect that the sun will not rise until everyone is awake In Rarg there is a story of a Senator, a professor, forty intelligent babies and a man called Edwin To say any more would only complicate the surrealist plot ... An impressive debut from Tony Collingwood National ... Read more
The most pathetic love story ever (re-)told. Rodney still loves Juliet, Juliet wants him dead... ... Read more
Based on the true story of Sadako, who was born in Hiroshima after the Atomic bomb and developed leukaemia. In Japanese mythology, by folding 1000 origami paper cranes a wish will come true. Sadako folded paper cranes in hospital, while wishing for the return of her health. After her death ... Read more
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