Little Big Shots
International Film Festival for Kids
119 Lamington St
Jul 4-6 10,12.30
A highlight of the fantastic Powerkidz holiday programme is this mini film festival of short films made by kids for kids, speaking to them in a language that commercially made films don't. And it's Australia's only dedicated film fest for the youth market aged 2-18.
A collection of the very best short films – a mix of animation and reality, some happy, some moving - from across the globe, ranging in length from 2-10 minutes, guaranteed to have the children talking for a long time afterwards:
Coloured Pencils – From Brazil the story of a poor boy Claudio, who loves to draw but doesn't have any pencils, until one day things change.
Can you Teach a Worm to Draw? – A UK primary school have collaborate on this whimsical animation about a little girl's father who becomes obsessed with worms after her mother leaves them.
Buzz Off – Melbourne's Yarraville West school students too cute production about a family of jewel beetles forced to leave their home when it is invaded by bees.
Broken Wings – Another animation, this time from Australian Jonathan Persson about two lost souls from the sky who fall to earth below.
Bob – From Germany, the story of a determined hamster who chases his love all around the world – will he succeed?
Bird in a Tree – A child-made animation from the children on SAIDWA, this is the story of a strange little bird in a tree who ventures off to explore.
Before the Storm – An American animation about a young boy and girl who run through the pages of their storybook to get home before the storm.
Ballet of Unhatched Chicks – Another charming animation from the USA about chicks dancing ballet together after hatching to celebrate their birth.