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Animated Shorts for Younger Audiences

This eclectic, exciting and colourful selection of animated short films include themes of friendship and home. This year, alongside films from the UK we present new work from Disney, Dreamworks and Studio Ponoc.

Justin Johnson

Total running time 61 min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Big Wolf & Little Wolf, Dir Rémi Durin

    Big Wolf & Little Wolf

  • Image from Exchange Student, Dir Natalie Nourigat

    Exchange Student

  • Image from Nest, Dir Sonja Rohleder


  • Image from Good Heart, Dir Evgeniya Jirkova

    Good Heart

  • Image from Marooned, Dir Andy Erekson


  • Image from Just a Thought, Dir Brian Menz

    Just a Thought

  • Image from Jericho, Dir Sarah Andrews, Aaron Hopwood


  • Image from The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim, Dir Tom Rourke

    The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim

  • Image from Home Sweet Home, Dir Maria Robertson

    Home Sweet Home

  • Image from Kanini & Kanino, Dir Hiromasa Yonebayashi

    Kanini & Kanino

Film 1

Big Wolf & Little Wolf

Big Wolf likes living on his own. Then Little Wolf shows up.

Dir Rémi Durin. France-Belgium 2018. 14min

Film 2

Exchange Student

A girl from Earth attends alien school.

Dir Natalie Nourigat. USA 2019. 2min

Film 3


A bird of prey is keen to make a special friend.

Dir Sonja Rohleder. Germany 2019. 4min

Film 4

Good Heart

A cavewoman wants her family to be happy and healthy.

Dir Evgeniya Jirkova. Russia 2018. 5min

Film 5


A robot stranded on the moon longs to return to Earth.

Dir Andy Erekson. USA 2019. 8min

Film 6

Just a Thought

Ollie’s thoughts take on a life of their own.

Dir Brian Menz. USA 2019. 3min

Film 7


A robot decides to build a friend.

Dir Sarah Andrews, Aaron Hopwood. UK 2019. 1min

Film 8

The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim

A penguin feels isolated.

Dir Tom Rourke. UK 2018. 5min

Film 9

Home Sweet Home

Will the sweets find their way home?

Dir Maria Robertson. UK 2019. 1min

Film 10

Kanini & Kanino

Two crab brothers search for their father in this new film from Studio Ponoc.

Dir Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Japan 2018. 18min

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