Irish Film Institute -IFI FAMILY FEST 2019: SHORT TALES 1 (4+)


Watch a daring Parisian mouse trying his luck against his feline neighbour, or a bird-of-paradise strutting his stuff. Fun and a whole lot more in this mostly dialogue-free programme of thrilling animated and live-action shorts.


My Granny/ Mi Abuelita
Cooking with Nana can be a rewarding business and even if tiring, the results are worth it. Prepare to be charmed in this utterly delicious Guatemalan animation!
USA / Guatemala / 2018/ Animation / Director: Giselle Pérez

 Petite Étincelle/ Small Spark
In this delightful mixed media animation, the classic cat and mouse story gets a French twist! When his candle goes out as he tries to finish his favourite book, a brave young mouse sets out in search of light, which may mean an encounter with the big bad local cat.
France / 2019 / Animation / Director: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin & Julie Rembauville

Mogu & Perol
Two friends living on Yummy Island, bond over an interest in food and learn how to share nicely in this fun and colourful Japanese stop motion animation.
Japan / 2018 / Animation / English subtitles / Director: Tsuneo Goda

Last Days of Autumn / Le dernier jour d’automne
As autumn comes to a close, a group of forest friends are busy preparing their mini machines for a big End-of-season race.
Switzerland / 2018/ Animation / Director: Marjolaine Perreten 

For one little girl learning to cycle with her grandfather is the beginning of a big adventure.
The Netherlands / 2018 / Animation / Director: Sytske Kok/ Sophie Olga de Jong

Fish/ Pez
Two schoolchildren have a sweet plan to make sure their busy mother sits down to eat. To make it work though, they must play it cool in the school grounds.
Spain / 2018 / Live Action / English subtitles / Director: Javier Quintas

Raccoon and the Light
A curious raccoon has some fun when he discovers an abandoned flashlight in this award-winning student animation.
USA / 2018/ Animation / Director: Hanna Kim

 A Good Heart
Just how many pets can this pre-historic family accommodate in their tiny home?! Home really is where the heart is in this beautiful hand-drawn animation.
Russia / 2018 / Animation / Director: Evgeniya Jirkova

Screening as part of IFI Family Festival 2019 – July 26th-28th
Short Tales 2 for children 8+ July 27th at 13.00.

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