Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

Animation for Kids 8+

14 August 2016

ITR Auditorium


Each year our animation programme provides one of the best opportunities to introduce our youngest friends to the pleasures of international cinema and the NZIFF experience. NZIFF 2016 presents not one but two Animation for Kids collections – with each film guaranteed to amuse, entertain and inspire curious young minds and indie-animation-loving grown-ups alike. — NM

Spring Jam
NZ 2016. Director: Ned Wenlock. 6 mins
Lone Stag lacks a certain something on the antlers front: antlers. Without them he has little chance of getting any birds to help him make music for the spring jam.

Anatole’s Little Saucepan
France 2014. Director: Éric Montchaud. 6 mins
Meet Anatole, who is never without the little saucepan behind him. It’s quite literally a drag and really holds him back, but there's someone in the world who can help make sense of it.

An Object at Rest
USA 2015. Director: Seth Boyden. 6 mins
This Oscar-nominated film follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia.

Two Friends
Russia 2014. Director: Natalia Chernysheva. 4 mins
It’s super hard for frogs and caterpillars to remain lifelong friends. This bittersweet story of inter-species friendship shows the tricky side of metamorphosis.

Some Thing
Germany 2015. Director: Elena Walf. 7 mins
Perhaps it’s really not that bad to have something deeply strange inside you that others laugh at.

About a Mother
Russia 2015. Director: Dina Velikovskaya. 8 mins
A compelling story about a mother raising her three boys, and the power of sacrifice, familial love and particularly strong hair.

My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree
Russia 2015. Directors: Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova. 12 mins
A young boy tells us his views on love, life and death as he remembers his grandfather, who could listen to the trees breathing and believed that no one can die if someone still loves them.

Germany 2015. Director: Antje Heyn. 8 mins
A toy figure finds herself in a curious world with some wonderfully strange companions.

Slaves of the Rave
UK 2015. Director: William Garratt. 3 mins
An amusing musical take on the ‘we are who we hang out with’ mentality.

Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service
Belgium 2016. Directors: Kim Claeys, Karim Rhellam.11 mins
When a not-so-charming prince slays the dragon, the princess promptly orders a new one from the Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service.

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 68 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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