Multi-award-winning Cardiff-based animation studio Cloth Cat Animation have handpicked some of the best family-friendly animated short films from around the world and will be showcasing them as part of Cardiff Animation Festival!
This programme is aimed at ages 3+, but all ages are welcome for a jam-packed hour of fun!
55mins adv 3+
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh premiere
(UK) - UK premiere
Dir. Alex Berweck | Germany | 0:05:01 (s) (w)
"Fussel, the friendly monster, goes on an adventure to find out what's at the end of the red string."
CATS CAN'T SWIM
Dir. HaiLing Morgan | UK | 0:03:47 (w) (s)
In an anthropomorphic world, a young cat boy wants to win his school swimming contest with the support of his mum.
THE WITCH & THE BABY
Dir. Evgenia Golubeva | UK | 0:04:45
An ageing witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don't go to plan.
Dir. John Banana | France | 0:07:30
Problems can cloud your vision, but the key to Cloudia's happiness may be right under her nose.
PARTRIDGE IN A BEAR TREE
Dir. Adam Bailey | UK | 0:06:07
Winter is fast approaching, and everyone is getting ready for a nice long sleep… but a certain Little Partridge can’t quite contain her excitement! What could possibly go wrong?
Dir. Rachel Portová | UK | 0:03:07 (s) (w)
When a little Czech girl becomes best friends with a carp who is destined to be her Christmas dinner, she must choose between tradition and her newfound friendship.
Dir. Martin Smatana | Czech Republic | 0:13:10 (s)(w)
The Kite deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple metaphorical and symbolic way on the relationship between the little boy and his grandpa. It explains that none of us are here forever and that all living creatures must die, but also to show that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.
THE VERY HAIRY ALPHABET
Dir. Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez | Germany | 0:07:13 (s) (w)
Nitso is a big yellow monster, who wants to learn the alphabet. He also likes to eat a lot.
THE YOGI WALRUS
Dir. Marohnda Bay | UK | 0:04:20
Emi is a walrus who loves eating ice cream but, every time she finishes a cone she wants more. At the suggestion of her friend, the snowman, she goes on a series of wonderful adventure