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Shorts for Wee Ones 2021

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Join us for Discovery Art Cart Adventures taking place before and after the film programme for fun activities and takeaway ideas!


Once again we’ve searched high and low, in filmmakers’ studios around the world, and found this fantastic collection of short animated films for young audiences. We’ll be sharing films with you that come from Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA – each of them bringing their own unique view from the part of the world in which they were crafted.

There is a bird that finally leaves its cage behind and discovers a whole new life on the rooftops of Paris, and a very tidy-minded octopus who wants the glass in his aquarium home to be absolutely spotless! A tree slowly comes back to life after a harsh winter, and a young astronomer and an old hunter shelve their differences to share a new vision of the night sky. And we meet Mido, whose musical dreams come true in a most spectacular fashion!

"These magical tales will delight children age 3+..."

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