Thursday, 14 May 2009

Little Big Shots 2009

The Happy Duckling

Little Big Shots kids film festival is returning for another year and launches at the ACMI on May 31 2009.   This unique film festival consists of kids flicks that are made by adults and children. Each programme consists of a  wonderful variety of shorts that are sorted in age appropriate groups. 

Little Big Shots includes over 90 films from 25 countries as far reaching as Russia to Argentina, Estonia to Bangladesh and Finland to Sth Africa.

Two of our favourites in this years line up include:
The Happy Duckling
Directed by Gil Dolev |Scotland 2008 | Animation Length: 8:45mins Language: English
This beautiful animation follows a the journey a a little girl attempting to get rid of a persistent duck. The special thing about this animation is that it the chase occurs within a pop up book.  My 7 year and 5 year old loved this.

Anything you can do
Directed by Emma Buckley| Australia 2009 | Live action | Length 7minutes Language: non verbal
Two boys face of in a back room. The competition is fierce. Faces are pulled, grapes are thrown and burps are unleashed. But when the stakes are at their highest, and no punches are pulled, will victory still taste sweet. 

For a full program visit Little Big Shots

The festival, launches on May 31, 2009 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne and continues over three school days (June 3 - 5) and the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (June 6 - 8).  

An Australia-wide tour follows and includes screenings at Warrnambool’s Fun4Kids Festival (June 28 –July 5), the Adelaide Festival Centre (July 16 - 18), the Sydney Opera House (September 9 - 13) and Kyneton Town Hall (October 21).  

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