My Generation

Short films are great for kids! This section of the programme is suitable for the whole family to enjoy. And it’s got some of the best shorts. On an underwater adventure, meet a sneezing dragon and a very hungry bird. Discover the true meaning of friendship from an egg-head, a mouse and a bulldozer. Be inspired to follow your secret dream to build a boat and sail the high seas. If you can dream it, you can be it.

Estimated total run time: 65 minutes.
PG Low level violence. Contact your cinema for details.

Bird Karma

Animation, 5 mins, USA

Dir/Writ: William Salazar

Prod: Jeff Hermann

A long legged bird tries over and over again to catch a colourful fish in a pond.


Animation, 7 mins, France

Dir: Coline Moire

The adventures of a tiny Digger and her friend the Bulldozer. Forced to work on an island ruled by a tyrannical crane, the two friends will do anything to escape.

La Boite
(The Box)

Animation, 7 mins, France

Dir: Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loïcia Lagillier, Aloïs Mathé, Juliette Perrey, Joran Rivet

An old man ends up taming the mouse he wanted to get rid of.

Sail Away

Adventure, 12 mins, New Zealand

Dir/Writ: Tama Jarman

Dir: Ella Becroft

Prod: Ilai Amar

Kevin works in a sardine factory, but dreams of becoming a sailor. He begins to build a fantastical boat in his backyard, much to the disdain of his family and friends.


Animation, 7 mins, France

Dir: Lucas Boutrot, Elise Carret, Maoris Creantor, Pierre Hubert, Camille Lacroix, Charlotte Perroux

In ancient China, a little dragon who can’t breathe fire will fight to overcome his weakness in order to take part in the New Year’s celebration.


Animation, 8 mins, USA

Dir/Writ: Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel, JP Sans

Prod: Kelly Cooney

In the deadly desert of Australia, a lonesome Bilby becomes attached to a helpless baby bird.


Animation, 6 mins, France

Dir: Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion

Prod: MOPA

In the ocean of the future, marine wildlife has had to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, and the rules of survival changed.

Odd er et egg
(Odd is an Egg)

Animation, 12 mins, Norway

Dir/Writ/Prod: Kristin Ulseth

Writ: Maria Avramova, Lisa Aisato

Prod: Fredrik Fottland

Odd is a boy terrified of breaking his fragile head, until one day he meets Gunn. Her fearlessness turns his life upside down.


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Sat 20 Oct

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