Family Fun Films

A SHORT FILM PROGRAM

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 | 10:30 AM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS & RECREATION CENTRE

In English and French with English subtitles.

Mice in a cat suit, a tiny fox, and little people made of found objects come to life through the magic of animation in this mix of quirky and fun films that the whole family will enjoy.

Themes: creativity, inspiration, family, community, music, animals, mystery

Recommended for ages 6+

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Fred

A couple of precocious mice don a new identity to steal some cheese from the counter. Fred is short and sweet, and rivals the most inventive Pixar bumpers.

Fulfilament

A dim bulb travels around the brain following a lost thought and discovers what it takes to make a great idea.

I Am Not A Mouse

Every time Lucy is called 'Mouse' by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! She doesn't care for her pet name-- or being a mouse. What is Lucy going to do?

Mindfork

Incorporating the found sound of an English language lesson, Mindfork depicts a visual descent into confusion triggered by the effort to keep it all together when your brain is telling you one thing and your body is doing another.

Sabaku

When Sabaku's best friend, the buffalo, passes away, he needs to find himself a new friend. He tries connecting with different species, but soon finds out it isn't as easy as it seems.

Stems

Stop-motion animation can be complex or simple, but it starts in the same place: your imagination. Director Ainslie Henderson builds a musical world of pure artistry from found objects. Stems won the prestigious McLaren Award for Best New Animation.

Stone Soup

La Soupe au Caillou

French with English subtitles.

The cupboards, plates and bellies of a small town are all empty. At supper time there is a cooking show on TV in each home, instructing the townsfolk about the recipe of the day: Stone Soup. The presenter tells them to add a special ingredient, but there’s a power outage before anyone gets to hear what this ingredient is! With some improvisation, maybe they can make a meal of their own.

The Teeny-Weeny Fox

Le Renard Minuscule

No dialogue.

In the middle of a luscious garden, a teeny-weeny fox meets a mischievous little girl with a watering can and some magic seeds. Whatever she waters, it sprouts, grows, and thrives. By coincidence, they realise they can grow objects too. The clever little devils think up all sorts of things to do.

Way of Giants

Caminho dos Gigantes

No dialogue.

In her search for purpose, six-year-old Oquirá confronts the cycle of life and the concept of destiny. As she embarks in the task of building a wind instrument, the role of music gains increasing importance in the story. A master of ancient Andean music, Tito la Rosa composed and recorded the score using handmade Inca and Andean instruments — most of which La Rosa and his son made following Andean tradition.