Monday, 9 July 2007

Little Big Shots - National

Little Big Shots - International Film Festival for kids have announced their program for Sydney.The program covers ages from 2 to 15 years and includes features, documentaries, animations and even child - produced films. The Big Shots small packages screenings offer children around 14 bite sized films to satisfy any sized attention span.

Highlights include:
2- 5 years package
Elephant Escape
Australia 2006 Directed by: Daisy Kocher (8) and Oscar Kocher (5)
Elephants need a lot of space. With their free spirits and determination, two elephants break away from the walls built around them. This short film is made by a young brother and sister team.

Saturday 15 September

7-12 years package
Children of Nomads
India 2005 Directed by Children of Nomads
Shruti, a six-year-old from the 'modern' Indian world, encounters and interviews nomadic Indian children for the first time in her life. Together the children discover that, despite their differences, there are always ways to bring smiles to people's faces.
UNICEF Prizewinner; Certificate of Excellence, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2006; Japan Prize Educational Contest, 2005

Sunday 16 September
11.30am - 12.30

5-15 years package
Lost and Found
Canada 2005 Directed by Joseph, Katherine and Susan Procopio
Two eight-year-old sisters and their 11-year-old brother find a lone frog in the reeds and decide it needs a new home: their own. But a frog's life is not as simple as they think, especially when the cat's looking particularly hungry.
2nd Prize, Best child-produced short film, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2006; Best film by children in grades 3 to 6, Sprockets International Children's Film Festival, Canada, 2006; Winner, CIFEJ Kids4Kids Festival, Cyprus, 2006

Sunday 16 September
3.30pm -4.30pm

The Studio, Sydney Opera House September 15 and 16, 2007 Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 Tickets: $12 per session

Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra and regional tour to follow. For more information and programme updates visit Little Big Shots.

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