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Family

Films for all ages.

This year’s Family section has titles from all over the world to suit all ages and tastes. It’s been a strong year for animation and this is reflected in our Family Gala Song of the Sea from Oscar® nominated Tomm Moore and the wealth of other animated features in our programme (check out Satellite Girl and Milk Cow from South Korea for something a little different). With world premieres of short films from the UK (Aardman’s Ray’s Big Idea and Illuminated Films On Angel’s Wings) alongside live action titles Finn and new British sci-fi Robot Overlords, there really is something for everyone.

Justin Johnson

Family Gala

Song of the Sea Song of the Sea

Ancient magic and folklore is at the heart of this fine animated tale from Ireland.

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Animal Farm Animal Farm

Sixty years young, this British cartoon of George Orwell’s political ‘fairy story’ is still the most abiding adaptation of this powerful, cautionary tale for all ages.

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The Contest – To the Stars and Back The Contest – To the Stars and Back

Will Sawsan defy her family and participate in the Young Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark?

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DreamWorks Animation: Taking Flight and Beyond DreamWorks Animation: Taking Flight and Beyond

Marking 20 years of the pioneering animators, we’re proud to present this illustrated talk.

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Finn Finn

A thought-provoking family drama about a boy who deals with the loss of his mother by learning to play the violin with a mysterious neighbour.

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Giovanni’s Island Giovanni’s Island

Two brothers must face up to the reality of war in this inspired anime tale.

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Moomins on the Riviera Moomins on the Riviera

The Moomins holiday on the Riviera and bring mayhem with them.

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Robot Overlords Robot Overlords

Sean and his friends take on the robot empire in this British sci-fi adventure.

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The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

A bizarre trio of heroes ward off evil in this enjoyable animated tale from Korea.

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Yellowbird Yellowbird

A glorious animation, exploding with colour, about a bird afraid to go out into the world and the ladybird that comes up with a plan to help him.

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Short films programme

Animated Shorts for Younger Audiences Animated Shorts for Younger Audiences

A selection of short animated films from around the world. English language and subtitled. Suitable for all ages.

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