Do you have kids of various ages? Can't decide which films to see? Then bring your whole family and come explore short films from across the EU! No film is longer than 13 minutes.
There will be two screening sets of these films, both open to the General Public. The other takes place on Friday, November 8 at 6:00 PM at The Forum at Shakespeare Theatre. Both sets will feature the following films:
BULGARIA: "The Air Ice"
- Animated short film
- Age: 2 - 12
- Duration: 9 mins.
- Director: Svilen Dimitrov
- Language: Non verbal
What it's about...
There are only three things you need to fly: Dream, Persistence...and be a frog!
MALTA: "Dream Big Little Cowboy"
- Live Action Short Film
- Age: 8 – 12
- Duration: 8 mins.
- Director: Aldo Zammit
- Language: Maltese with English subtitles
What it's about...
James, a seven-year-old boy, is troubled when he learns that his beloved teacher is leaving them halfway through the year. A day before encountering his new teacher, his sister reveals a fact which further fuels his fear of this new beginning into a nightmare. A nightmare based on innocent misinterpretations and cartoonish misconceptions.
PORTUGAL: "Uncle Thomas"; "Kali: The Little Vampire" & "Tragic Story with a Happy Ending"
- Animated Short Films
- Age: 8 - 12
- Duration: See below
- Director: Regina Pessoa
- Language: English
What they're about...
Uncle Thomas (13 mins.)
From the affective and visual memories of my childhood, this film is intended as a tribute to my uncle Thomas, a humble and slightly eccentric man who had a simple and anonymous life. With this movie I'd like to witness how you don't have to be someone to be exceptional in our lives.
Kali: The Little Vampire (8 mins.)
This is the story of a boy, different from others, who dreams of finding his place in the sun. As the moon goes through different phases, so too must Kali face its inner fears and demons in order to find its way into the light. One day it will disappear ... or maybe it's just another phase of change.
Tragic story with a happy ending (9 mins.)
There are people who, against their will, are different. All they want is to be the same as others, to mingle deliciously in the crowd. There are those who spend the rest of their lives struggling to achieve this, denying or trying to stifle that difference. Others take it and so rise, thus finding a place with others ... in the heart.