Definitely one of the must-see events of AIAF every year, an incredible 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 youngest viewers 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. This year, the AIAF Kids program has been co-curated by Nic Marhsall, a programmer at the New York International Children's Film Festival. Loved by adults as well, this program is truly exceptional.
|The Story Of Percival Pilts
Janette Goodey, John Lewis
One day, atop of two cans, Percival P. Pilts declares he will never again let his feet touch the ground. A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.
Frogs are fun. Lots of fun. A hypnotically delightful look at the antics of some of the happiest frogs you will ever meet.
|I Want My Hat Back
My hat is gone. I want it back. Have you seen my hat? I love my hat. I think a rabbit has something to do with this.
United StatesRuntime: 8:52
One starry night, a boy becomes dazzled by the glittering charms of a fantastic circus and finds himself swept into the new reality on the other side of the tent-flap.
|My Big Brother
Lots of kids have a big brother. But how big is TOO big?
United StatesRuntime: 2:21
A curious creature made out of two of our favourite animals starts arguing with itself about who gets the goodies at meal time.
United StatesRuntime: 3:59
Flies fly fast and high. But spider webs can change everything. That's when your average fly needs a little bit of back-up - a best friend that's prepared to risk it all.
|Wayne The Stegosaurus
Aran Quinn, Jeff Dates
For a Stegosaurus Wayne is a great guy. But he's not the smartest dinosaur on the block. Though he's big and spiney, his brain.... well, it's kind of tiny.
United StatesRuntime: 1:48
|Vol Au Vent
A beautifully colourful flight through all four seasons of the year following the path of a special paper plane made especially for the job.
What starts out as a really weird encounter with a mean-spirited balloon animal seller turns into a wild and crazy jazz-music jam session for one young boy.
Everybody knows zebras are black and white and everybody knows no two zebras are exactly the same. But this little zebra is really having some problems getting its stripes together.
|A Fright To Remember
Monsters to the left of me, monsters to the right - but fields of dancing flowers in front of me every time I close my eyes.
If a giraffe wore a neck-tie it would have to be super-super long! And it was super-super long there would be all kinds of fun things you could do with it.
A swamp of truly weird little mixed-up critters all rushing around dodging explosions and trying to avoid all the bits that fall off their friends.
United StatesRuntime: 6:13