Definitely one of the must-see events of AIAF every year, a very special program of films specially selected to spark the imaginations of our most special audience. Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This program carefully chosen for our littlest and most special audience strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a program of wonderful films full of simple joys. Loved by adults as well, this year's program is truly exceptional.
|7 Tonnes 3
There's an elephant in the gym and it's having a LOT of fun!
Chris Turner, Helen Friel, Jess Deacon
The coolest thing ever! A real-life pop up book that moves all by itself.
United KingdomRuntime: 1:45
|Serious And Bert
Ivo Christov, Manuela Seiler
It must be nearly winter time. One squirrel wants to carefully store all his nuts but his friend has another plan.
Luca Da Rios, Margherita Premuroso
Sure it's bed time but there are trees to be climbed, rivers to cross and stuff to jump.
|The Little Cuddle
The Little Cuddle isn't quite sure just exactly what he is so he sets off to ask some friends if they know.
United KingdomRuntime: 3:33
So.... take some playdough, a couple of handfuls of dice, chop up a baseball, squeeze a golf ball, slice up a light bulb and whatdya have? Something yummy, that's what!
United StatesRuntime: 1:40
|My Mom Is An Airplane
Different people have different mothers. Mother musicians, mother animal doctors, even Mother construction workers. But my Mother is an Airplane.
A visually delicious banquet of high concept digital dis-abstractionism.
Every cat has a hidden talent of some kind. Imagine what happens when a hundred cats all get together.
|The Caketrope Of Burton's Team
A delicious but crazy cake turned into an animation machine.
David Cowles, Jeremy Galante
Sniffles the puppy has lost his nose but Sniffles is hot on its trail.
United StatesRuntime: 2:05
Katarzyna Kijek, Przemyslaw Adamski
About a zillion pieces of cut out paper all dancing. Cooooooolllll!
Claire has amazing hair. It's beautiful and it changes with every season. First there is spring.
|Twins In Bakery
When the baker closes up the bakery for the night, all the food comes to life and the fun begins.
A crazy little collection of colourful dancing characters going too fast to keep track of.
Floris Kaayk, Maarten Koopman
Some things were just never meant to jump up and down on a trampoline. Little things are OK but giant animals are not such a great idea.
|Don't Be Curly
That's easy for some people to say. But what if you just happen to have lots and lots and LOTS of hair that wants to be curly.
Ted Sieger, Wouter Dierickx
Dazzling. A hilarious herd of smortly little creatures that just love to work as a team, even if they can be a bit clumsy sometimes.
|The Gallant Captain
Graeme Base, Katrina Mathers, Patrick Sarell
From the makers of "Nullabor", an epic, gorgeously crafted digital rendition of a beautiful Graeme Base illustrated book.