Children’s film programme available for Short Circuit members !
Short Circuit is happy to inform its members that the European children’s film programme Tales under the Trees is available for them during the Short Film Day.
The programme has been conceived for the Short Film Day by members of Short Circuit for an audience of 3 to 6 years old.
Here are some details about the films :
TALES UNDER THE TREES (no dialogue – 42′ – DCP/HD files)
- Ether (Eter) by Jorge García Velayos – Spain – Animation – 2004 – 5′
An inviting trip into nature trough wind (leaves) and water elements (fishes).
- The little Bird and the Squirrel (Der kleine Vogel und das Eichhörnchen) by Lena von Doehren – Switzerland – Animation – 2014 – 4’30
It is Autumn; at the end of a branch hangs a red leaf. A little black bird comes along to water it when suddenly, a squirrel nicks the bird’s bright green watering can. The bird follows the cheeky thief and so begins an exciting chase through the forest.
- Sweet Dreams (Slatki snovi) by Dinko Kumanović – Croatia – Animation – 2015 – 12′
The carefree dream of a guinea pig sleeping in the safety of his comfortable cage is suddenly interrupted when he wakes up in a strange forest. He manages to survive and fulfil a dream that is not his alone. A sound-and-vision homage to the silent films and cartoon classics of Charlie Chaplin and Chuck Jones.
- The Mitten (La moufle) by Clémentine Robach – France – Animation – 2014 – 8′
It is snowing. Lily and her grandfather are making a little bird house to help the birds survive over the winter. « But where do the other animals in the garden find shelter in winter? » wonders the little girl. So she puts one of her mittens at the foot of the tree where they have fastened the bird house.
- Zebra (Zebra) by Julia Ocker – Germany – Animation – 2013 – 2’45
One day the zebra ran against a tree and suddenly nothing is where it belongs.
- Caterpillar and Hen (Il bruco e la gallina) by Michela Donini and Katya Rinaldi – Italy – Animation – 2013 – 10′
A caterpillar and a hen are best friends. They both know that the time to part has come; but it will be nature, the secret heartbeat of the world, to dictate the rhythm of the booming waiting and of silent transformations.
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Visegrad Animation Forum VAF 2016
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