Box of Delights Short Films


FREE, unreserved seating

In addition to the FREE Animated Short Film Audience Award programme every morning at Animation Central at 10am, we also show two FREE short film programmes on Fri 14 and Sun 16 April at 4pm, where we will be showcasing the best new animated short films from Europe. A great way to end the day at Animation Central.

This programme presents eight award-winning short films from the British Animation Awards, specially selected for 4-7s. A more cheerful collection of stories from around Europe you will not find, full of music, colour and character but no dialogue. In partnership with the Independent Cinema Office.

A Sunny Day
Dir.: Gil Alkabetz
Germany, 2007, 6 mins
From rising to setting, the sun is always cheerful except when everyone hides in the shade. How ungrateful!

Whistleless
Dir.: Siri Melchior
Denmark, 2010, 5 mins
How can one tiny bird find its voice amid the sounds and rhythms of the busy town?

Fouding or Not Fouding

Dir.: Youlia Rainous
France, 2008, 5 mins
Chop! Cut! Slice! Grate! A kaleidoscope of crazy fruit and veg to have you dancing in your seat; in French, the words ‘fou’ and ‘dingue’ mean ‘crazy’!

The Little Red Plane
Dir.: Charlotte Blacker
UK, 2010, 4 mins
In a world crafted of wool, the postboy and his cat fly through the clouds and stars to deliver their parcels.

Dodu the Cardboard Boy: The Balloon Moon
Dir.: José Miguel Ribeiro
Portugal, 2010, 5 mins
With one little rip of his cardboard box, Dodu’s imagination lets in the sea and sweeps him away to adventure.

Trim Time
Dir.: Gil Alkabetz
Germany, 2002, 2:30 mins
In spring and summer the tree’s leaves keep the barber busy. What will they do in autumn and winter?

Calamity Island
Dir.: David Johnson
UK, 2011, 9 mins
A shipwrecked captain, a sailor and a penguin try their best to keep everything neat and tidy. It’s not easy.

Mobile
Verena Fels
Germany, 2010, 6:30 mins
Across a crowded animal mobile, a lonely cow notices a smily mouse.