Join us for a kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 6. In English.
Goat Herder and His Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats by Will Rose (UK, 2012, 7 min.).Beneath a fuchsia sky, a goat herder leads his flock up and down the mountains of Spain. Inspired by the filmmaker’s daughter, this multi-award winning film uses a lovely muted color palette, beautiful design, and subtle humor to excellent effect.
Aston’s Presents by Lotta and Uzi Geffenblad (Sweden, 2012, 9 min.). Impatient for his birthday, Aston whiles away the hours gift wrapping anything he finds. When the big day arrives, he discovers that the “real” present is not always the best one.
Apache by Ned Wenlock (New Zealand, 2011, 3 min.).Neon paper cutouts create a continuously spiraling stage for an Apache guitarist and his Yeti band mate, as they perform a twangy throwback to 60’s surf-rock and Spaghetti Western soundtracks.
The Little Bird and the Leaf by Lena von Döhren (Sweden, 2011, 4 min.). It’s winter and at the end of a branch hangs a single leaf. A little black bird comes along to water it—but just as the bird reaches the end of the branch, a swift winter wind carries the leaf away.
How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep? by Anna Ginsburg (UK, 2012, 4 min.) A little boy visits the moon as it exists in dreams: an iridescent orb surrounded by translucent jellyfish and cellophane streams.
The Day of the Dead Bob Barner (US, 2011, 8 min.).With sugar skulls, sweet-smelling marigold petals, and joyful songs, a family welcomes back its ancestors in this spirited and colorful tribute to a unique holiday.
Red Sand by Audrey Bussi (France, 2011, 2 min.).A little boy picks up a shell on an empty, secluded beach. Putting it to his ear, he becomes lost in the sounds of the sea.
Elia by Matthieu Gaillard (France, 2012, 5 min.). In this stunning watercolor-come-to-life, a young girl is preparing for a trip to the beach with her dad and decides that her pet goldfish should come along for the ride.
The Squeakiest Roar by Maggie Rogers (UK, 2011, 4 min.). The littlest lion in the family just can't seem to find his big bad roar, but his little squeak might turn out to be his greatest asset.
Mungge, Not Again! by Rothlin/ Walthert (Switzerland, 2012, 6 min.).Sleepwalking can be very dangerous, especially in the mountains! In this delightful stop-motion movie, two marmots and a hedgehog attempt to rescue their somnambulant friend.
Animal Beatbox by Damon Gameau (Australia, 2011, 3 min.).Dogs and cats and dogs and cats and dogs and cats and dogs and cats and . . .
Notebook Babies by Tony Dusko (US, 2011, 3 min.). A series of short, humorous meditations on life calibrated for the self-actualized preschooler.