Festival Programme

Films by Strand

Square Eyes

This collection has been curated especially for the youngest cinephiles in the family, along with those dedicated to staying young at heart. Short films cover the silly and serious, while animated features offer unique new role models and one special documentary introduces a young woman making waves in an unexpected arena.

Curated by Nic Marshall of Square Eyes Film Foundation, ardent promoters of international cinema to our youngest audiences and their movie-going companions.


Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary

Rémi Chayé

Sumptuous landscapes and adolescent empowerment abound in the second feature from Rémi Chayé (Long Way North NZIFF 2014), a gorgeous, feminist coming-of-age western set in the American Far West.

Lily Topples the World

Jeremy Workman

Welcome to the world of 20-year-old Lily Hevesh – the world’s most successful domino artist. See thousands of dominos patiently set up and impressively toppled in this uplifting and inspiring coming of age documentary.

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona

Anca Damian

A beautifully poignant and life-affirming fable, shared through the eyes of an optimistic dog as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life with happiness, heartbreak and everything between.