Children's Film Festival

3-6 Years

Screened:
Kortfilmfestivalen Play 19-25 October

The Little Hedgehog

This is a story about a hedgehog who doesn’t have spikes but tries to fit in with other, normal, hedgehogs. This animation attempts to describe what it’s like to have a highly sensitive personality.

Taiwan, United States, 2020, 3, Direction: Wenju Chow. Production: Wenju Chow.
Wenju Chow is a 2D and 3D animator based in Taiwan. She specializes in character-based works and storytelling with a simple and childish illustration style. Being inspired by comforting character animation, she decided to create more meaningful and provoking works with her thoughtful thinking.

The Shoes of a Little Girl

Junu, a 5-year-old girl who has trouble learning to tell left from right, is constantly asked by elders around her to wear her shoes correctly. Yet she cannot solve the problem. After being tricked into wearing her shoes the wrong way, she invents a new way of learning.

Nepal, 2019, 13, Direction: Kedar Shrestha, Production: Sushant Shrestha, Bibhu Poudel.
Kedar Shrestha is an artist involved in theatre since 2006, as an actor, playwright, designer, director, and art campaigner. He is a founder and artistic director of Theatre Mall and Theatre Centre for Children Nepal. Kedar loves to work with children, explore their stories, understand psychology, and help them to become better adults in the future. He and his plays have participated in many national and international theatre festivals.

Umbrellas

In a faraway land where the rain never stops, six-year-old Kyna spends her days playing carelessly under the protective “umbrella-beard” of her father, Din. One night, Kyna’s beloved dog Nana disappears. To find her, Kyna will embark on an adventure of self-discovery and face her great fear, the Rain.

France, Spain, 2020, 12, Direction: José Prats, Alvaro Roblès, Production: Kèota Dengmanara, Ramon Alòs, Diana Hentulescu.
José Prats is a filmmaker, storyboarder and illustrator, and works for Aardman Studios. He studied Fine Arts at the universities of Murcia, Valencia and Accademia Albertina and then began his career as a Concept Artist in Spanish, Mexican and Finnish studios. Alvaro Roblès graduated at the Metropolis Film School with a Screenwriting/Directing Degree. He then pursued a professional career as an editor in several advertising agencies in Madrid. 

The Witch & the Baby

An aging witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan.

Russia, 2020, 4, Direction: Evgenia Golubeva, Production: Boris Mashkovzev.
Evgenia Golubeva is an award winning director, character designer and screenwriter of Russian origin living in the UK. She studied at the Film and TV University in St. Petersburg.

The little Bird and the Bees

High above, the small bird enjoys the flowers of its maple tree. A mysterious humming sends him on a journey into a magical world of flowers. Of course, the fiery red fox is soon on the little bird’s heels. Trailed by bad luck the fox makes an acquaintance with the hard-working bees.

Switzerland, 2020, 4, Direction: Lena von Döhren, Production: Gerd Gockell.

The Tomten and the Fox

A hungry fox hunts for food on a cold winter night. He sneaks into a small farm to steal a snack when he is caught by the Tomten who guards the farm.

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, 2019, 8, Direction: Yaprak Morali, Are Austnes, Production: Ove Heiborg, Thomas Gustafsson, Johan Palmberg.
Originally from Turkey, Yaprak Morali started her career in 1999 as a classical animator after attending The Animation Workshop in Denmark. She has worked in various animation studios in Europe and Asia until she settled in Oslo in Norway, where she has been working at Qvisten Animation since 2008 as animation director and director. Are Austnes is a Norwegian designer. He has been working in the Animation Industry since 2007, after studies at Volda Media School in Norway and The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

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