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Gather round and tune in for some tales of adventures in the clouds and under the sea; of lost turtles finding their way home, and birds learning to fly in most unusual ways. We’ve got a selection of films from nine countries around the world, chosen especially to entertain family audiences. We're sure you'll enjoy them!
Lemon & Elderflower
Dir/Wri Ilenia Cotardo
2 min 41 sec | UK | 2017 | PG
Two little sibling hummingbirds, Lemon and Elderflower, have wings too small to fly with and can't migrate with the other birds. Can they find a way to fly?
Blows With The Wind
Dir/Prod/Wri Hazhir As'adi
6 min 30 sec | Iran | 2017 | PG
After some events occur for a scarecrow, he becomes human.
Dir Marat Narimanov
4 min 22 sec | Russia | 2017 | PG
The history of Humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humour, action and tragedy.
Dir/Prod Viviane Peoc'h
7 min 46 sec | UK | 2016 | PG
Life was full of challenges in the Seventies. The interviewed local people of Bangor city in Wales (UK) share fond memories of their youth... An explosion of true and colourful testimonies.
Dir/Wri Atoosa Ghaffari | Prod Mojtaba Taji
5 min 30 sec | Iran | 2016 | PG
This story is about a hotdog-loving recycling bin.
Dir/Wri Oana Lacroix | Prods Julien Duret, Alexandra Ruepp
6 min 35 sec | Switzerland | 2018 | PG
In a large forest where single-coloured birds live, everyone has found their place in a tree that looks like themselves. But what happens when a bird has two colours?
Dir/Wri Christine Papalexis | Prods Heather Henson, Handmade Puppet Dreams
14 min 3 sec | US | 2017 | PG
"Amaterasu" is based on an ancient Japanese tale about the sun goddess and her bitter feud with her brother Susanowo that almost destroys the human world. Portrayed with found object marionettes.
Dir Meinardas Valkevicius | Prod Akvile Bliujute & Meinardas Valkevicius | Wri MeinArt Team
3 min 30 sec | Lithuania | 2017 | PG
Human activity does not always have a positive effect on our planet. The short-animated film Look explores natural cycles of exchange between humans and animals.
A Short History of Indians in Canada
Dir/Prod Nancy Beiman | Wri Thomas King
5 min 7 sec | Canada | 2017 | PG
A Toronto businessman is taken on a dark tour of Canada's relations with its Indigenous peoples by a sly Coyote Trickster
Dir/Wri Juan C. Pena Babio | Prod QatroGatos
5 min 52 sec | Spain | 2018 | PG
In a small cave at the bottom of the sea, an old fish tells a group of young fish the ancient legend of a fish that wanted to know what life was like on the outside, beyond the water.
Dir Marlies van der Wel
2 min 20 sec | Netherlands | 2016 | PG
The tale of a bird, looking for a friend.
Dir/Wri/Prod Jocelyn Wat
4 min 16 sec | UK | 2017 | PG
A Granny awaited her grandchild at the train station but she had gotten onto the wrong platform! To rescue her, she must wade through horrifying obstacles. Would this prove to be too much for the old lady to save what she treasures the most?
Dirs Yamiset Trujillo, Jane Suarez | Wri Kevin Diatezua
4 min 52 sec | US | 2018 | PG
A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. Can he find his way?
Dir/Wri Iaon Holland | Prod Gloria Daniels-Moss
8 min 51 sec | UK | 2018 | PG
A girl runs away to find her own adventure, discovering a grumpy talking bird and travelling with him to another world in the clouds.
Kinofilm Festival celebrates its 15th edition this year and takes place in Manchester from 24th November to the 2nd December. Many of the programmes such as these will be available to screen as part of the festival tour in 2019. More details of Kinofilm at www.kinofilm.org.uk.
Individual programme: £6.00 adult / £5.00 concessions
Pass to all 5 Kinofilm programmes: £21.00 adult / £18.00 concessions