Shorts for Wee Ones
from Discovery Film Festival, Scotland's International Film Festival for Young Audiences
We know it’s not just the youngest age group that enjoys these films, but we do seek out the best examples of films from around the world that will appeal most to those at the start of their engagement with film. This year we will be taking you all on a journey with animated stops in France, Germany, Slovenia, Norway and the Netherlands.
Who needs a spoken language to tell a story when they are as visual as these are? Sheep, walruses, toddlers, jubee-loving Spuffies (wait and see!) and a bright red Wellington boot all invite us into their worlds for a whole host of adventures!
Discovery Film Festival like to talk about films using the ‘three Cs and the three Ss’ – referring to Colour, Character, Camera, Sound, Setting and Story – and these films are great examples of how the filmmakers have made some very clever choices to tell their tales so effectively. A musical interpretation of the aurora borealis, simple geometric shapes to present a flock of sheep and a characterful spider we learn not to be afraid of are all on offer!
All these short films are dialogue free. These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy. If you’re not quite sure how these films can be used in your classroom, please do have a look at the accompanying resource pack written for teachers by teachers and free to download from the Discovery Film Festival website.
Dirs: Various Various countries 2018-2021 / 45m / Age 3+ English or dialogue free