The Mitten
The Mitten
Bear and Bird
Bear and Bird
Perfect Houseguest
Perfect Houseguest

Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Animation for Kids 4+ 

NZIFF recommends this programme for children aged 4+

In English
66 minutes

We’ve searched high and low, and near and far, to present a selective slate of the best animation for all ages from all corners of the world. These animated gems from 8 countries offer a terrific range of diverse adventures, and a whole load of opportunity to fuel imagination and make greater sense of our world. — NM

One, Two, Tree 2014

Director

France In English
7 minutes

A boot-wearing tree invites all it meets to follow in its clomping footsteps.

Perfect Houseguest 2015

Directors

USA In English
1 minute

A house is visited by a most unlikely clean, organised and very well-mannered guest.

Pik Pik Pik 2014

Director

Russia In English
4 minutes

A cheeky woodpecker peck-peck-pecks away at columns of ants marching to a symphony of syncopated rhythms.

Bat Time 2015

Director

Germany In English
4 minutes

The moon is out and little bat is looking for friends to play with – but everyone else is asleep! Or are they?

The Little Seed 2015

9 minutes

A little girl catches floral patterns with a magic cloth and uses them to make her own dresses.

Hippo and Juice 2015

Director

Russia In English
3 minutes

All Hippo wants is his scrumptious blueberry pie and jug full of juice, but Monty the Mouse’s birthday party guests have other plans for them.

The Mitten 2014

France In English
4 minutes

Where do animals in the garden find shelter during gentle snowy winter? Perhaps a purposely dropped mitten will lead to an answer.

Poker 2014

Japan In English
4 minutes

A brilliant moving kaleidoscope of simple structures which merge into increasingly more complex arrangements.

Junction 2016

7 minutes

The Face Changers have always made the clay tokens that control the winds of change and alter their faces. Today is the day to take ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain.

Novembre 2015

France In English
4 minutes

As rain makes the river rise, all the creatures must find a way to ride out the downpour.

Cookie-Tin Banjo 2014

Director

UK In English
3 minutes

A musical tale of how one special object can inspire anyone, big or small, to create.

Bear and Bird 2015

USA In English
5 minutes

A laid-back brown bear, and an excited cardinal settle in for a videogaming session, when suddenly Bird’s nose knows that Bear needs a bath.

Octopus 2015

Director

Germany In English
4 minutes

Octopus wants to bake a cake that looks exactly like it does in the recipe book. But one of her arms has (baking) plans all of its own.