The Elephant in Competition III, 11+

Length: 51’

Animated shorts in the running for the Children Jury Award for best film in the Elephant programme. Varying by subject matter and technique, this is a selection of animations that will enthral children and their parents alike. As the programmes are carefully tailored to specific age groups, there is no worry in letting the youngest children enjoy the animated images on the big screen.

Z glavo v oblakih / Tête en l’air / Head in the Clouds

Directed by: Rémi Durin
Short synopsis:

Alfonso, a young squirrel, always has his head in the clouds. He loves watching them and sometimes takes snapshots of them. His parents and friends find it hard to take his hobby seriously.

Aaaa! / Aaaah ! / Aaaah!

Directed by: Osman Cerfon
Short synopsis:

Aaaah! is a cry of pain, surprise, fear, joy, songs, grumbling, laughter, anger… Aaaah! is the expression with which children, these primary and innocent beings, experience life in a community, framed by the whistles of adults.

Naša uniforma / Our Uniform

Directed by: Yeghane Moghaddam
Short synopsis:

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the folds and fabrics of her old uniform.

Harvey

Directed by: Janice Nadeau
Short synopsis:

Told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination, Harvey is a poetic, luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent.

Okovi / Shackle

Directed by: Ainslie Henderson
Short synopsis:

Three archetypal woodland spirits explore the conflicting human drives of creativity, possessiveness and our desire for status.

Križ kraž / Krížom Krážom / Criss Cross

Directed by: Nina Rybárová, Tomáš Rybár
Short synopsis:

A short cross-stitched story about friendship and treason between a birdie, a baby goat and a fox inspired by the folk proverb “A friend in need is friend indeed”.

Huba / Hoeba / Hooba

Directed by: Sem Assink
Short synopsis:

3000 BC. A small group of inhabitants of the 'Low Countries' are fighting the elements and hunger. Their endless inaptitude to organize themselves combined with their impulsiveness leads to the building of the mysterious standing stone buildings of The Netherlands.

The Elephant in Competition III, 11+

Length: 51’

Animated shorts in the running for the Children Jury Award for best film in the Elephant programme. Varying by subject matter and technique, this is a selection of animations that will enthral children and their parents alike. As the programmes are carefully tailored to specific age groups, there is no worry in letting the youngest children enjoy the animated images on the big screen.

Short synopsis:

Alfonso, a young squirrel, always has his head in the clouds. He loves watching them and sometimes takes snapshots of them. His parents and friends find it hard to take his hobby seriously.

Aaaa! / Aaaah ! / Aaaah!

Directed by: Osman Cerfon
Short synopsis:

Aaaah! is a cry of pain, surprise, fear, joy, songs, grumbling, laughter, anger… Aaaah! is the expression with which children, these primary and innocent beings, experience life in a community, framed by the whistles of adults.

Naša uniforma / Our Uniform

Directed by: Yeghane Moghaddam
Short synopsis:

An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the folds and fabrics of her old uniform.

Harvey

Directed by: Janice Nadeau
Short synopsis:

Told through the eyes of a child with an overflowing imagination, Harvey is a poetic, luminous look at bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent.

Okovi / Shackle

Directed by: Ainslie Henderson
Short synopsis:

Three archetypal woodland spirits explore the conflicting human drives of creativity, possessiveness and our desire for status.

Križ kraž / Krížom Krážom / Criss Cross

Directed by: Nina Rybárová, Tomáš Rybár
Short synopsis:

A short cross-stitched story about friendship and treason between a birdie, a baby goat and a fox inspired by the folk proverb “A friend in need is friend indeed”.

Huba / Hoeba / Hooba

Directed by: Sem Assink
Short synopsis:

3000 BC. A small group of inhabitants of the 'Low Countries' are fighting the elements and hunger. Their endless inaptitude to organize themselves combined with their impulsiveness leads to the building of the mysterious standing stone buildings of The Netherlands.