The Elephant in Competition II, 7+

Length: 81’

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.

Kamniti grič / La Colline aux cailloux / Pebble Hill

Directed by: Marjolaine Perreten
Short synopsis:

A small family of shrews lives on the edge of a stream. But one day, heavy rains fall, bringing floods that sweep away the village. Luckily, the family escapes the worst, but their house is destroyed. Forced into exile, the little family then sets out to find a new place before winter.

Gos / Husa / The Goose

Directed by: Jan Míka
Short synopsis:

A boy fantasizes about becoming a famous footballer, playing in big stadiums – but first he has to win a match in a small backyard against a goose.

Pojdi stran, Alfred! / Va-t’en, Alfred ! / Go Away, Alfred!

Directed by: Célia Tisserant, Arnaud Demuynck
Short synopsis:

Alfred had to flee his country because of the war. Without housing, he wanders, from rejection to rejection. One day he meets Sonia, who offers him a cup of coffee…

Sestri / Entre deux sœurs / To Be Sisters

Directed by: Folimage/Les Armateurs
Short synopsis:

To Be Sisters is about sharing a special bond and laughing together. To be sisters is to be propelled by love. But these particular sisters share an extra something a bit different, and that’s absolutely fine.

Princeska Melancana / Prinzessin Aubergine / Princess Aubergine

Directed by: Dina Velikovskaya
Short synopsis:

A king and a queen have almost everything, but something is missing. Desperate as they are, they search for the perfect seed to grow a child, but the only thing flourishing is their garden.

Maček Muri: Ples / Muri the Cat: The Dance

Directed by: Jernej Žmitek
Short synopsis:

The town is buzzing with excitement because of the upcoming dance, but Muri and his friends are afraid that the mayor will once again spoil their beautiful evening. They come up with a plan to stop him. A series of funny twists makes the task challenging for the kittens.

The Elephant in Competition II, 7+

Length: 81’

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:

A small family of shrews lives on the edge of a stream. But one day, heavy rains fall, bringing floods that sweep away the village. Luckily, the family escapes the worst, but their house is destroyed. Forced into exile, the little family then sets out to find a new place before winter.

Gos / Husa / The Goose

Directed by: Jan Míka
Short synopsis:

A boy fantasizes about becoming a famous footballer, playing in big stadiums – but first he has to win a match in a small backyard against a goose.

Pojdi stran, Alfred! / Va-t’en, Alfred ! / Go Away, Alfred!

Directed by: Célia Tisserant, Arnaud Demuynck
Short synopsis:

Alfred had to flee his country because of the war. Without housing, he wanders, from rejection to rejection. One day he meets Sonia, who offers him a cup of coffee…

Sestri / Entre deux sœurs / To Be Sisters

Directed by: Folimage/Les Armateurs
Short synopsis:

To Be Sisters is about sharing a special bond and laughing together. To be sisters is to be propelled by love. But these particular sisters share an extra something a bit different, and that’s absolutely fine.

Short synopsis:

A king and a queen have almost everything, but something is missing. Desperate as they are, they search for the perfect seed to grow a child, but the only thing flourishing is their garden.

Short synopsis:

The town is buzzing with excitement because of the upcoming dance, but Muri and his friends are afraid that the mayor will once again spoil their beautiful evening. They come up with a plan to stop him. A series of funny twists makes the task challenging for the kittens.