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Discovery Shorts Round Up

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11 January 2021

Enjoy some of our favourite short films from Discovery Film Festival, picked by the festival's producer Mike Tait. Each film is available to watch for free and comes with activities and discussion ideas to try at home. Perfect for homeschooling or just for fun!

We'd love to know which is your favourite and see the results of any activities you try - share with us using #DCAmakes.


The Cat and its Artist

Perfect Houseguest Imagine and draw a mousey house with this adorable animation from Discovery Film Festival 2016.

Mobile Here's a funny, action-packed short that even the littlest film fans can enjoy. Download the activity and make your own mobiles too!

I Want to Live in the Zoo Take a trip to the zoo with this animation and then become one of the animals featured with some mask making.

Lambs Ewe'll find some fun activities for French learners along with this sweet springtime story. 

Tyrannosaurus Funk Our most popular Discovery Short ever! It's Sandra Boynton's disco dinosaur, voiced by Samuel L Jackson. 

A Small Escape Desk items come to life in this breathtaking and inspiring animation. Download our activity sheet and make your own junk models.

Fluffy McCloud Make a weather chart and enjoy the funny tale of a cloud who causes chaos.

Eideann Enjoy a little homeschool history with this trip to fourteenth century Scotland.

Hey Deer! Make your own hot chocolate recipes and watch the wintry tale of a deer who longs for a little peace and quiet.

Tiger What's your favourite food? This mischievious tiger enjoys… pasta!

Fuga Animada A cheeky character escapes the drawing board in this witty short film that's a great introduction to animation techniques.

The Mole and the Earthworm Enjoy a gorgeous tale of two unlikely friends and make some art about the pals you're missing at the moment.

Perfect Piggies Sing along with Sandra Boynton's hilarious piggy quartet – we've got the lyrics for you!

Water Path for a Fish Think about water conservation with this beautiful musical film about a fish whose bowl is running dry.

Once Upon a Blue Moon A lonely alien makes a new astronaut friend – be inspired to make your own squishy dough pals with our activity sheet.

5 mètres 80 A group of graceful giraffes enjoy a trip to the swimming pool. Watch this dialogue-free film then try making your own sound effects.

Ormie is a pig who really wants a cookie. Watch, then draw something that you'd really enjoy right now…

Alike A boy teaches his busy dad the importance of being creative and spontaneous. Chat about your favourite creative hobbies!

Hop Frog Watch some delightful animated friends jumping about and design some fun characters of your own.

Jonas and the Sea Can sea-obsessed Jonas find a way to achieve his dream and live underwater? Find out, then use our worksheets to help you talk about the environment.

Chinti The story of a curious ant, animated in stop-motion using tea leaves. Watch then try our collage activity.

The Cat and its Artist An artist and a cat learn to work together. Think about working collaborativly or enjoy some French language games. 

Lila Can art change the world around us? Explore and create with another wonderful short film and activity pack.

Scrambled Enjoy the twisty tale of a Rubik's Cube that just wants to play, then download our activity pack to inspire your own poster artwork and more.

Nanuuq Watch a beautiful short animation about climate change and its impact on a polar bear and her cub.

My Mum Is An Aeroplane! Take a trip around the world with a truly amazing mum, then try our creative activities!


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