LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

A charming selection of shorts guaranteed to fascinate younger viewers

5 mètres 80

Dir. Nicolas Deveaux / France / 6′

Some enchanting, swimming giraffes create an airborne choreography when diving from a springboard.

Festivals: Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy; Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; Animatou – Festival international du film d’animation, Genève; Hiroshima International Animation Festival.

La petite pousse

Dir. Chaïtane Conversat / France and Switzerland / 10′

A little girl catches floral patterns with a magic cloth and uses them to make her own pretty dresses.

Festivals: Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; Sydney Film Festival; São Paulo International Short Film Festival; Cinekid, Amsterdam; Chicago International Children Film Festival.

A la française

Dir. Morrigane Boyer, Ren-Hsien Hsu, William Lorton, Emmanuelle Leleu, Julien Hazebroucq / France / 7′

It’s an afternoon in Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV.

Festivals: Animago Festival, Munich; View Festival, UK; Monstra Festival, Lisboa; Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; Aniwow Festival, Beijing.

Lucky Chicken

Dir. Gulliver Moore / UK / 12′

The story of a down-on-his-luck baker whose fortunes are turned around when a magic chicken stumbles into his shop.

Festivals: Thai Short Film & Video Festival; Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; Paris Short Film Festival; Atlanta Film Festival.

Snowflake

Dir. Natalia Chernysheva / Russia / 6′

A little African boy once got a letter. Inside he found a snowflake made of paper. He liked it so much that he started to wonder what real snow looks like.

Festivals: Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; International Children’s Film Festival of New York; Multivision – International Festival of Animation Arts, St Petersburg.

Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon

Dir. Tomer Eshed / Germany / 4′

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

Festivals: Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; Anima, Bruxelles; Tokyo Anime Award Festival; Très Court International Film Festival.

 

In a Cage

Dir. Loïc Bruyère / France / 6′

A caged bear who can’t sing meets a little bird who can’t fly but sings beautifully. Together they will overcome their disabilities.

Festivals: Festival international du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand; TIFF Kids, Toronto; Chicago International Children’s Film Festival; NY International Children’s Film Festival; Melbourne International Animation Festival.