Animations, live-action, inventions and adventures feature in this great selection of short films for older children. See Benny in his homemade flying-machine; watch Hannah talk to the moon; cheer on the goal-scoring footballer and meet Ireland’s favourite doorman.
The Fat Cat
The Fat Cat feeds on anything he wants and anything he wants, he gets. But what things make the Fat Cat get fatter as time goes on?
UK • 2012 • ANIMATION • DIRECTOR: MOLE HILL
My Strange Grandfather
A man with so many ideas bouncing around in his head can be perceived to be an eccentric by some and a genius by others. In this tale of an eccentric grandfather, his creative spirit leads sometimes to problems and other times to pure magic.
RUSSIA • 2011 • ANIMATION • DIRECTOR: DINA VELIKOVSKAYA
Meet Marcus, a ten year old boy with a huge imagination. He dreams of playing in The World Cup one day but in order to do this he needs a ‘big league ball’. Marcus’s dreams and reality begin to collide during his after school paper route where he finds himself playing against the world’s greatest players on the field while dodging the neighbourhood’s most dangerous dog.
CANADA • 2012 • DIRECTOR: COLIN CUNNINGHAM
Hannah and the Moon
Hannah loves playing outdoors with her friends, but at home she’s very lonely. She spends her nights talking to the moon. Suddenly, one evening, the moon vanishes and Hannah has to use her knowledge of the outside world in order to make it reappear.
SCOTLAND • 2012 • ANIMATION • DIRECTOR: KATE CHARTER
Eli has been a loyal doorman at a Dublin hotel for six long decades. During this time, he is forced to deal with all of the changes going on around him, including a revolving door that he fears will lead to him becoming unemployed.
IRELAND • 2012 • ANIMATION • DIRECTOR: DAMIEN O’CONNOR
Benny and Jacks Flying Machine
A young boy, Jack, overcomes the loss of his brother by building the flying machine of their dreams.
UK • 2013 • ADVENTURE/DRAMA • DIRECTOR: KRYSTEN RESNICK
Although Maltide tries very hard to focus during class, she struggles with following her teacher’s lessons. In trying to deal with this struggle, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by her mother’s hair salon and her walks by the local tennis courts, she attempts to create a learning environment that best suits her needs.
ITALY • 2012 • ENGLISH SUBTITLES • DIRECTOR: VITO PALMIERI
Hong lives with her blind father. Every morning he wakes her and accompanies her part of the way to school. This is not easy for Hong, especially when other children make fun of her Dad. It is only when a new school girl with a strange accent arrives that Hong realises it can be fun to be different in a crowd.
KOREA • 2012 • ANIMATION • ENGLISH SUBTITLES • DIRECTOR: KIM JUNG-IN
These films are screening as part of the IFI Family Festival 2013 (July 11th – 14th).
All subtitled screenings will be read aloud by an experienced reader. What Happens at a Subtitled Screening?