WORLD SHORTS 5: FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMATION

Sun 14 July | 11:00 | 38’ | Pálás Screen 3

This short and sweet programme carries a selection of animated short films suitable for the whole family, and just perfect for young kids!

Three Trees
In a great big forest, three trees live together on top of a mountain. With the help of forest friends, each tree overcomes growing pains and learns about themselves, friendship, and their place in the forest, and the world.
Directors: Aaron Hong, M.R. Horhager
Producers: Emily Paige, M.R. Horhager
Writer: M.R. Horhager
Lead animator: E.D. Films

The Anchor and the Kite
A rusty anchor lives on a rocky island with the open sky and free birds. The Kite, a vibrant and brave girl, has little control over her life and ambitions. A life-changing encounter frees them to explore the world.
Directors: Forest Blakk, Jeff O’Brien Myers
Producer: Jeff O’Brien Myers
Writer: Forest Blakk
Lead animator: Jeff O’Brien Myers

Rocky Roads
On a road trip with his work-focused dad, a young boy’s adventure takes a dramatic turn when he distracts his dad, resulting in a drive off a cliff.
Director/Producer/Writer: Edwin Schaap
Lead animator: Edwin Schaap

Lizzie and the Sea
Lizzie, a young girl with a tremendous fear of the sea, wakes up to her worst nightmare: the deep, dark abyss.
Director/Writer: Mariacarla Norall
Producers: Maria Carolina Terzi, Lorenza Stella, Carlo Stella,
Lead animators: Ivana Verze, Viola Cecere

The Mayfly
Megalyn Mayfly goes against all expectations and dedicates her short life to music and dance.
Director: Sue Perrotto
Producers: Melissa Coolidge, Bradford Coolidge
Writer: Betty Lynn Buckley
Lead animator: Sue Perrotto

Bird Drone
A heartfelt story of unrequited love explored through a lonely seagull struggling to accept that his newfound object of affection is a human-operated drone with a limited battery life.
Director: Jay Jegathesan
Producer: Hannah Ngo
Writer: Clare Toonen
Lead animator: Radheya Jegatheva

Dance, you are alive (Celebrating world peace)
Merging a passion for dance, music, animation and Lego, this transformative music video seeds a positive change in kids, inspiring a brighter future.
Director/Producer/Writer: Mythravarun Vepakomma
Lead animator: Mythravarun Vepakomma

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