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Shorts for Wee Ones 2019

Discovery Film Festival

Looking for short films for older children? Check out our Shorts for Middle Ones selection for film fans aged 8+!

Last chance to see! Discovery Film Festival 2020 is imminent, and we are already planning a premiere screening of the new short film collection on the weekend of 17-18 October. But before we launch the exciting new programme, here’s your last chance to see the much-loved 2019 collections in full. We’ll be sad to see them go, but it’s time to release them back into the wild. Even our favourite sneakers-wearing bear…

“…a colourful introduction to the cinema experience”

This collection of short films is a wonderful mix of stories and characters from around the world – France, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and the USA – and offers a wide variety of styles and techniques to entertain the wee ones (and everyone else in their party!).

We meet a mouse who wants to fly up high with the swallows, a robot who sets out to rescue a stranded whale, and a tiger who has no stripes – but really wants some. A little boy is determined to have a great day out with his best friend (who just happens to be a tree) and a lion realises he just might need to lose a little weight…

Plus, we have the world premiere of a brand new film all about a very musical bear and his favourite footwear. Toe-tapping frivolity guaranteed!

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. All these short films are in English or are dialogue free.

Lion, 2017, dir. Julia Ocker, Germany (3'37")
Robot And The Whale, 2018, dir. Jonas Forsman, Sweden (6'22")
Miles Away, 2018, dir. Barbara Brunner, Switzerland (3'30")
Le Rêve de Sam (Sam's Dream), 2018, dir. Nölwenn Roberts, France (7'18")
Kuap, 2018, dir. Nils Hedinger, Switzerland (7'38")
Cycle, 2018, dirs. Sophie Olga de Jong and Sytske Kok, The Netherlands (2'15")
Le tigre sans rayures (A Tiger With No Stripes), 2019, dir. Raúl 'Robin' Morales Reyes, France (8'40")
Sneakers, 2019, dir. Sandy Boynton, USA (3'12")


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