Join us this half term for a selection of award-winning animated shorts chosen by the British Animation Awards for children and their families. Programme 1 (Sat 16 - Tue 19 Feb) has been specially selected for 4-7 year olds, while Programme 2 is aimed at 8-12 year olds and features a dazzling variety of animation techniques, exploring stories and themes full of creativity and humour.
This is Programme 2: nine award-wining shorts - an amazing variety of animation techniques from filmmakers across Europe.
Shorts in this programme include:
The last thing a busy chicken needs at work is an accident-prone elephant at the next desk.
Between Two Crumbs (Dir: Sylvain Ollier, 2005)
Watch out, tiny dust mites! Your adventure to find food might get you squished!
What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks (Dir: Sarah Wickens, 2009)
Sunlight through a window is transformed into cheeky shapes and characters, creating havoc in the tidy room.
Akbar's Cheetah (Dir: Iain Gardner, 1999)
The magical tale of a beautiful cheetah who did not want to be the Emperor’s pet all the time.
Nicolas and Guillemette (Dir: Virginie Taravel, 2008)
One night in a shop full of Scooby strings, a little musician character comes to life; can he make himself a friend without getting a bit tangled up?
Inukshuk (Dir: Camillevis Thery, 2008)
On a hot, sunny day on an island of ice, the polar bear and Inuk man peer together into the deep dark sea.
Rabbit Rabbit (Dir: Daniel Greaves, 2006)
With a jump and a hop and a leap, two rabbits become four and then eight and then more!
Lifeline (Dir: Angela Steffen, 2009)
A little girl finds beauty in a leaf but her father sees only decay. Can they find a way to be together?
Flatworld (Dir: Daniel Greaves, 1997)
For a man and his pet cat and fish, their boring if ordinary life explodes into the anarchy of competing TV channels and characters; he who holds the remote control rules!