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LIAF presents: Kids’ Club at Picturehouse Cinemas

March 18, 2017
10:00 am

LIAF is back at Picturehouse cinemas throughout the UK with another spectacular selection of short animated films from around the world. This screening takes place on Saturday 18th March and is suitable for children aged 7+.

There’ll be seriously fun adventures and tales that spark all those little imaginations. Adults are allowed in if they have permission from their kids.

Animation is the most imaginative and engaging of all art forms and is the perfect platform to enthral and inspire the wide-open imaginations of kids. This programme – carefully selected with our youngest audience in mind – is always popular – and not a toy ad in sight.

This months’ selection of films includes a delightful story of a pig on a journey to a big city, a wild chase when a crow steals a bear’s iPod, a love-story in the fridge with a sausage and slice of bread, and some very hungry penguins.

Children are encouraged to vote for their favourites and tell us what they think about the films on show. Find out more here

Please check your local Picturehouse cinema for correct start times.

Tickets will be available for purchase from your local Picturehouse


Sabaku (Marlies van der Wel, Netherlands)

Sabaku, Marlies van der Wel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalWhen Sabaku’s best friend Buffalo passes away, he needs to find himself a new friend.

2’20, 2016

Miriam’s Hens Dream (Andres Tenusaar, Estonia)

Miriam’s Hens Dream, Andres Tenusaar, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIt’s a rainy day, Little Brother and Father are building a toy-plane, Hen is dreaming about flying south too.

5’00, 2016

Switch Man (Hsun-Chun Chuang, Taiwan)

Switch Man, Hsun-Chun Chuang, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA superhero’s secret power is about to turn Dr. Evil Mantis’ chaos upside down.

3’40, 2015

Go To The City Ele (Wenyu Li, China)

Go To The City Ele, Wenyu Li, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA little pig goes off to live in the Metropolis but he finds that a smalltown pig isn’t always welcome among the elephants that live in ‘City ELE’.

9’25, 2015

I’m Scared (Pete Levin, USA)

I’m Scared, Pete Levin, LIAF, London International Animation Festival8-year-old insomniac Ralf describes to his little brother all of the dangers that lurk in the shadows, waiting to devour the two of them.

5’00, 2016

Hinterland (Jakob Weyde & Jost Althoff, Germany)

Hinterland, Jakob Weyde, Jost Althoff, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA crow steals a bear’s new I-Pod. The bear gets mad.

8’35, 2011

The Red Herring (Leevi Lemmetty, Ireland/Finland)

The Red Herring, Leevi Lemmetty, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAre these penguins hungry or greedy?

6’40, 2015

Sausage (Josefine Hasler, Germany)

Sausage, Josefine Hasler, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe sausage inside the fridge falls in love with the bread outside on the kitchen table. Driven by love and desire, it tries everything to reach the other side of the fridge door.

4’20, 2016

The House (David Buob, Germany)

The House / Das Haus, David Buob, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012A little girl dreams about caring for her Grandmother – but her Aunt and Mother won’t allow her to do this.

6’30, 2011

Worm (Nils Skapans, Latvia)

Worm, Nils Skapans, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a damp, gloomy city a worm aspires to a better life. He dreams of a carefree existence in the warm sun – but will he make this happen?

5’00, 2010

Jonas and the Sea (Marlies van der Wel, Netherlands)

Jonas and the Sea, Marlies van der Wel, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA man casts aside everything in pursuit of his dream. A dream we all share: the quest to find a place we can call home, even if it’s underwater.

11’40, 2015

I Am Not A Mouse (Evegenia Golubeva, UK)

I Am Not a Mouse, Evgenia Golubeva, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalEvery time her mum calls Lucy “Mouse”, she turns into a real mouse! What is Lucy going to do?

2’00, 2016