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 7+, but all ages are welcome for a jam-packed hour of fun!
66mins adv 3+
(S) - Student film
(W) - Welsh premiere
(UK) - UK premiere
Dir. Adi Lavon | Israel | 0:03:31 (uk) (s)
A short comic animation, featuring events from the lives of hamsters living in the Palace of Versailles in the 18th century. The hamsters try to behave according to the time and place, but don't quite succeed.
Dir. Otalia Caussé, Geoffroy Collin, Louise Grardel, Antoine Marchand, Robin Merle, Fabien Meyran | France | 0:05:18 (w)
In Lisbon, a german married couple is about to get aboard the legendary n°28 tramway, but how should you ract when the brakes let go and embark you on a vertiginous race... with a baby on board.
Dir. Basil Vogt | Switzerland | 0:08:42 (w)
We all have two sides. But if even the tiniest scare splits someone into a timid skin on the one hand and an overconfident skeleton on the other, that person has a lot of work ahead to bring their characteristics back into harmony again.
Dir. Elizabeth Fijalkowski | UK | 0:01:35 (S) (w)
When two cats face off in a chance encounter, the skirmish spirals into an over dramatic montage of fight scene parodies.
THEIR THEY'RE THERE
Dir. Olly Blower | UK | 0:03:18 (w)
A live action/animated short about a boy who’s sitting an exam he desperately doesn’t want to be in. His stream of conscience runs wild as his frustration grows at being forced into taking the exam. His arch rival Jess is sitting opposite of him as she whips through the paper. Joe eventually gives up on the paper, turning to his drawing to illustrate his thoughts.
Dir. Cheung Step | Hong Kong | 0:05:02 (uk)
Little Thinks- a poetry to discuss the possibilities to see things differently from different angles, seek for the joy in every moment, and look for the good in every person.
Dir. Jonny Eveson | UK | 0:09:50
A privileged child in a universe powered by light discovers the dark secret behind their family’s success.
COWS COME HOME
Dir. Joe Sutherland UK | 0:00:57 (w)
A bond between a farmer and his cow is unlike any other and it would take some out of this world forces to separate them.
Dir. Ruxin Liang, Michael Davin , Changjiang Wang | USA | 0:04:47 (s)
There is a friendship problem between two witches Aliza and Rosamia when they planning to join a competition as a team.
LEGEND OF ANCIENT BORNEO
Dir. Geoffrey Sinn Chun Hou | Malaysia | 0:08:43 (uk)
Four ancient warriors were going after a gang of reptiles savages who ravaged their village but soon found out the truth behind their village's prosperity.
Dir. Thomas Lucas | UK | 0:00:42 (uk)
Just a happy little asteroid family going about their asteroid business. Nothing else...nothing at all…
Dir. Arthur Nollet, Maxime Faraud, Mégane Hirth, Emma Versini, Julien Chen, Pauline Charpentier | France | 0:07:37 (s)
In the Nordic Islands, Maïja, a litlle girl, waits for the return of her father, away at sea. But the weather is worsening and her father is not coming back.
Dir. Maria Schmidt | Germany | 0:06:34 (w) (s)
Family Bonds tells the story of an unconventional family to whom love is more important than parentage