Family Shorts

This program is full of adventures that are whimsical, bizarre and thoughtful. Made with very diverse techniques, these films will take you on many a strange journey. Recommended for ages 5+
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The Fox and the Chickadee

This charming stop-motion animated fable tells the story of how a starving fox and a cunning chickadee, who find themselves trapped in a standoff.  The chickadee turns the tables on the fox by proposing a plan that would provide enough food for the winter. But there's a catch: the two will need to work together in order to feast.

Rating: G

Preceds: Ernest & Célestine

length: 
9min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:30
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00

Heat Wave

It's a dog day afternoon and Max tries to cool down with an ice pop, his desk fan and a surf movie. Suddenly, his fan stops and his ice pop box is empty. He then takes his skateboard and goes on a quest for refreshment where a few surprises await him.

RATING: G

 

length: 
4min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Milo

Seven-year-old Milo lives in a world all his own, and doesn't like ‘outside’ interference. One day he decides to record the storm of silence in order to completely isolate himself from the world.

RATING: G

length: 
9min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

New London Calling

An unsupervised tribe of 75 children take over the entire city of New London, creating their rites and rituals through playing street games. Their vibrant spirit evokes hopes for the future, but also melancholy about the glorious past of children's culture disappearing from the streets of American cities.

RATING: G

length: 
10min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Lucy vs The Limits of Voice

Seven-year-old Lucy wants to know if a person's voice can run out, and if that could be the reason why her grandpa stopped talking. To find the answer, she decides to defy her Aunt Rose's strict rules and perform a risky experiment.

RATING: G

length: 
10min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Stompy The Bear

RATING: G

length: 
3min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Pfff

A revolution is kicked off when one little cloud has enough of the sun’s tyranny.

RATING: G

length: 
2min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Rumours

In the calm of the jungle, an unusual noise scares the animals who panic one after the other. As the rumours spread, their behaviour becomes increasingly irrational.

RATING: G (Violence)

length: 
8min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Why Do We Put Up With Them?

"This animated poem is about a little stinker I love."

RATING: G

length: 
3min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

Herr Hoppe and the Nuclear Waste

Original title: Herr Hoppe und der Atommüil
A barrel of nuclear waste drops into the living room of Herr Hoppe, an average suburban man. He has to get rid of it in his own wacky way.

RATING: G

length: 
2min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:30

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