Animation for Kids 8+
68 mins approx.
Director: Ned Wenlock
Lone Stag lacks a certain something on the antlers front: antlers. Without them he has little chance of getting any birds to help him make music for the spring jam.
Anatole’s Little Saucepan
Director: Éric Montchaud
Meet Anatole, who is never without the little saucepan behind him. It’s quite literally a drag and really holds him back, but there's someone in the world who can help make sense of it.
An Object at Rest
Director: Seth Boyden
This Oscar-nominated film follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia.
Director: Natalia Chernysheva
It’s super hard for frogs and caterpillars to remain lifelong friends. This bittersweet story of inter-species friendship shows the tricky side of metamorphosis.
Director: Elena Walf
Perhaps it’s really not that bad to have something deeply strange inside you that others laugh at.
About a Mother
Director: Dina Velikovskaya
A compelling story about a mother raising her three boys, and the power of sacrifice, familial love and particularly strong hair.
My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree
Directors: Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova
A young boy tells us his views on love, life and death as he remembers his grandfather, who could listen to the trees breathing and believed that no one can die if someone still loves them.
Director: Antje Heyn
A toy figure finds herself in a curious world with some wonderfully strange companions.
Slaves of the Rave
Director: William Garratt
An amusing musical take on the ‘we are who we hang out with’ mentality.
Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service
Directors: Kim Claeys, Karim Rhellam
When a not-so-charming prince slays the dragon, the princess promptly orders a new one from the Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service.
For tickets and details about films at other venues, please visit the New Zealand International Film Festival website.