Humus
Humus
If You Fall
If You Fall
Awaker
Awaker

Animation for Kids 8+ 

For All Ages

NZIFF recommends this programme for children aged 8+

Jul 21

Hollywood Avondale

Jul 29

The Civic Theatre

Aug 05
Sold Out

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

In English
74 minutes
PG
some scenes may scare very young children

Come join us for your annual wintery fix of all ages animated magic. From slick computer animation to hand-crafted stop-motion, filmmakers the world over have melded exquisite technique and brilliant storytelling certain to appeal to discerning young and young-at-heart NZIFF audiences. Chase an elusive selfie, take a feline-centric ride through space, hang out after hours in a surreal shopping mall, and ponder some big existential questions. — NM

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Director

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Director

12 minutes

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Undiscovered 2017

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If You Fall 2017

Director

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6 minutes

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Awaker 2017

Director

9 minutes

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Poles Apart 2017

Director

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12 minutes

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Tip-Top 2016

Director

2 minutes

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Theory of Sunset 2016

Director

9 minutes

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