Animation for Kids 8+ (2016)
Each year our animation programme provides one of the best opportunities to introduce our youngest friends to the pleasures of international cinema and the NZIFF experience. NZIFF 2016 presents not one but two Animation for Kids collections – with each film guaranteed to amuse, entertain and inspire curious young minds and indie-animation-loving grown-ups alike. - NM Spring Jam 2016 6 minutes DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY Ned Wenlock PRODUCER Georgiana Plaister 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 2014 6 minutes 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 2015 6 minutes DIRECTOR Seth Boyden This Oscar-nominated film follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia. Two Friends 2014 4 minutes 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. Some Thing 2015 7 minutes DIRECTOR Elena Walf Perhaps it’s really not that bad to have something deeply strange inside you that others laugh at. About a Mother 2015 8 minutes 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 2015 12 minutes 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. Pawo 2015 8 minutes DIRECTOR Antje Heyn A toy figure finds herself in a curious world with some wonderfully strange companions. Slaves of the Rave 2015 3 minutes DIRECTOR William Garratt An amusing musical take on the ‘we are who we hang out with’ mentality. Three Little Ninjas Delivery Service 2016 11 minutes 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.
1hr 11mins long