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LIAF presents: Shorts for Kids, Picturehouse, Clapham

June 26, 2013
11:00 am

Animation, like childhood, can be full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This programme strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a programme of wonderful films full of simple joys.

These films are suitable for children of all ages, but are specifically aimed at 0-5 year-olds.

Please check with Clapham Picturehouse for the correct start time. Tickets will be available for purchase here

‘A Monster Mess’ (Susie Jones, 2010)

A Monster Mess, Susie Jones, LIAF, London International Animation Festival The green monster invites the purple monster to tea – but it all gets a bit messy.

UK, 3’20

‘Tom in the Woods’ (Andreas Hykade, 2005)

Tom In The Woods, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation Festival Tom is in the woods with some friendly glow-worms. Maybe they know the way to a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey.

Germany, 5’00

‘The Wreck of the Diddley’ (Fatcat & Fishface, 2008)

LIAF, London International Animationi Festival, The Wreck of The Diddley, Fatcat & Fishface

A wickedly good singing-pirate romp.

New Zealand, 3’45

‘Knitted Knights’ (Gil Alkabetz, 2010)

Knitted Knights, Gil Alkabetz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn ambitious grandma wants to knit a sweater for the moon, but forgets to calculates the waning and waxing of her ‘customer’.

Germany, 6’25

‘Lexdysia’ (Marc Reisbig, 2011)

Lexdysia, Marc Reisbig, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA boy with dyslexia is struggling to read; the words contort into all manner of fantastical fare, and jump off the page.

Norway, 3’16

‘Whistless’ (Siri Melchoir, 2009)

Whistlesless, Siri Melchior, LIAF, London International Animation Festival

In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?

Denmark, 4’48

‘Txt Island’ (Chris Gavin, 2009)

Txt Island, Chris Gavin, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe military conquest of a tropical island and the collapse of the local amusement park are illustrated in plastic letters on a mastermind-board.

UK, 3’30

‘Maestro’ (Geza Toth, 2004)

Maestro, Geza Toth, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe maestro and his persistent mechanical assistant prepare for an all-important performance.

Hungary, 4’30