Alongside the return of our annual showcase of animated shorts and much-loved animation programmes for pint-sized cinephiles – curated by Malcolm Turner and Nic Marshall respectively – we’ve selected two delightful international animated features, both widely acclaimed on the children’s and animation film festival circuits this past year.
- Breaking Through
- Incredibly Strange
- Indigenous Voices
- Political States
- Radical Empathy
- Square Eyes
- – Animation –
- – EUROPE! Voices of Women in Film –
- – East & South East Asian –
- – Latin American –
- – Literary Connections –
- – Masterclasses –
- – Middle Eastern –
- – Out of the Past –
- – Shorts –
On your mark, get set, it’s time for a whole lot of animated brilliance from all corners of our big wide world. Join us for metaphysical musings and reflective moments, laugh-out-loud gags and a load of animal antics – it’s your annual wintery fix of animated inventiveness and imagination.
Collected from far and wide, we know this latest selection of short film delights from brilliant animated artists the world over is sure to charm and captivate our favourite little audience – and all those indie-animation admirers we know get just as big a kick out of these terrific films as their little pals do.
A celebratory showcase of some of the year’s best and brightest animated shorts. If you’re looking to sample the animation ecosystem in all its multi-coloured, variously-shaped glory, there’s no better place to begin.
Fritzi: Eine Wendewundergeschichte
A riveting animated tale of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and people brave enough to change the world – told through the eyes of a courageous 12-year-old girl.
Le voyage du prince
Another distinguished and mesmerising animation from celebrated filmmaker Jean-François Laguionie (The Painting, NZIFF12), with co-direction by Xavier Picard, The Prince’s Voyage is a unique and astute tale of friendship, tolerance and revelation.