Show Me Shorts: Whānau Friendly
07 Oct 2021
Art House, Film Festival, Special Event
1 hours 0 minutes
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Show Me Shorts: Whānau Friendly

1 hours 0 minutes | Rated PG

Children love short films! Let the magic of cinema inspire and fire their imaginations! This collection of films is suitable for the whole family.

Journey with a space traveller to a desolate dwarf planet. Follow a young Kiwi girl who shows milk kindness. Meet otters, kererū and pīwakawaka and find out how a dog and his human companion work together aboard a space station! There is something for everyone, with films sure to bring a sparkle to your child’s eyes.

Total length: 60 min
Rating: PG Sexual references.
Best for: 7–12 years

Animation, 11 mins, US
After an asteroid knocks his spaceship off course and he crash-lands on a desolate dwarf planet, a stranded astronaut’s chances for survival dwindle with each breath. But when an ethereal visitor arrives, the universe may deliver an astonishing salvation.
Dir/Writ: Joe Mateo
Prod: Heather Schmidt, Feng Yanu

Miro Wine
Drama, 4 mins, NZ
A grumpy kererū is annoyed by the affectionate pīwakawaka. Slowly a bond is formed and the kererū ends up missing the pīwakawaka when it is gone.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Bree Greally, Lily Martin-Babin

Drama, 5 mins, NZ
NZ Premiere
When she sees an old man unable to pay for his milk, a young girl has a change of heart.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Celia Jaspers
Prod: Auriga Martin, Juanita Deely

Dans la Nature (In Nature)
Animation, 5 mins, Switzerland
In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a
male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.
Dir/Writ: Marcel Barelli, Fleur Daugey
Prod: Nicolas Burlet

Animation, 18 mins, NZ
NZ Premiere
A dog and his human work together as the only maintenance crew aboard a colossal space station. Overwhelmed by the scale and scope of the job, the man slides into depression, causing the station to malfunction catastrophically!
Dir/Writ: Sam Gill
Prod: Evie Mackay, Janine Frizzell

La Source des Montagnes (The Source of the Mountains)
Animation, 7 mins, France
Each year when the mountains come, the Paccha-Picchus’ oasis rises and they are lifted up into a winter climate. But one day, the mountains stop coming and the restless Kinko decides to go looking for them.
Dir: Camille Di Dio, Marianne Moisy, Briag Mallat, Benjamin François, Adrien Communier, Pierre Gorichon
Prod: ESMA

Je suis un Caillou (I am a Pebble)
Animation, 7 mins, France
Bubble, a young otter, lives with three mossy stones and thinks of them as her family. She imagines them as real otters, but as she becomes aware of their true nature, she has to face her own loneliness.
Dir: Berteraut Mélanie, Bresson Yasmine, Coulombier Léo, Grondin Nicolas, le Chapelain Maxime, Massé Louise
Prod: ESMA

Straight Outta Covid
Comedy, 3 mins, Australia
Two kids post-Covid lockdown discuss what matters most… to them! A charming, funny and socially distanced playdate.
Dir/Writ/Prod: Cesar Salmeron

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