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LIAF presents: Kids’ Club Special – By Kids For Kids, Picturehouse Cinemas throughout UK

March 29, 2014
10:00 am

For a while now we’ve been teaming up with our friends at Picturehouse to bring regular animation programmes to cinema’s youngest audiences at Kid’s Club screenings throughout the UK. The children have been very busy putting pen to paper, telling us exactly what they think of the films on the voting forms that are handed out by the amazing Picturehouse staff at each and every screening.

The following programme has been created by kids, for kids. We’ve counted the votes – and these films are what YOU told us were your favourites! Thank you to everyone who came along. Bring on 2014’s votes!

Please check with your local Picturehouse for the correct start time.

Tom & the Queen Bee (Andreas Hykade, 2012)

Tome and the Queen Bee, Andreas Hykade, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAll Tom wants is a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey but the bees are getting in the way.

Germany, 5’00

Luminaris (Juan Pablo Zaramella, 2011)

Luminaris, Juan Pablo Zaramella, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.

Argentina, 6’20

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Cyber (Stefan Eling, 2007)

Cyber, Stefan Eling, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA mega-good time ride on the ultimate magic armchair.

Germany, 5’00

The Little Boy and The Beast (Johannes Weiland & Uwe Hedischötter, 2009)

The Little Boy and The Beast, Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidschotter, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’s not easy when your parents turn into beasts.

Germany, 7’00

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A Sunny Day (Gil Alkabetz, 2007)

A Sunny Day, Gil Alkabetz, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe sun rises as it does every morning, but today it discovers that it is not as welcomed as it hoped it would be.

Germany, 6’30

Rising Hope (Milen Vitanov, 2012)

Rising Hope, Milen Vitanov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalRising Hope, once the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend – a jack-of-all-trades hound – he finds hope and himself again.

Germany, 9’15

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Damned (Richard Phelan, 2011)

Damned, Richard Phelan, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn over-ambitious beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realise his ultimate dream.

UK, 8’00

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The Tiny Fish (Sergei Ryabov, 2006)

The Tiny Fish, Sergei Ryabov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn incredibly beautifully crafted film. A little girl and her cat brave the winter to go ice fishing and as a reward, get to save the life of a very special fish.

Russia, 9’30

Fresh Guacamole (PES, 2011)

Fresh Guacamole, PES, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNominated for a 2012 Academy Award, Director PES creates fresh guacamole with his own special recipe.

USA, 1’50

Dog Walking Ground (Leonid Schmelkov, 2010)

Dog Walking Ground, Leonid Schmelkov, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn automated pooper-scooper observes the habits of dog walkers and their dogs.

Russia, 8’00

Anatole’s Island (Amer Nazhri & Chris Shepherd, 2013)

Anatole's Island, Amer Nazhri, Chris Shepherd, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAnatole, a little marmot, lives on a magic Island. When he runs into St Ignatius, the monk, Anatole finds the poor man terribly upset about his lost snake. So, Anatole sets off to try and find him bumping into many eccentric inhabitants along the way.

UK, 3’05