Kids Program (2014)

Definitely one of the must-see events of AIAF every year, a very special program of films specially selected to spark the imaginations of our most special audience. Animation, like childhood, can be just full of wonder with the biggest pleasures being the simplest ones. This program carefully chosen for our littlest and most special audience strips away all the soft-sell toy ads and the over-the-top blockbuster-style special effects and just delivers up a program of wonderful films full of simple joys. Loved by adults as well, this year's program is truly exceptional.

Featured in AIAF2014
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: General (G)
7 Tonnes 3
Nicolas Deveaux

There's an elephant in the gym and it's having a LOT of fun!

Runtime: 2:22
Year: 2012
Jess Deacon, Helen Friel, Chris Turner

The coolest thing ever! A real-life pop up book that moves all by itself.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 1:45
Year: 2013
Serious And Bert
Ivo Christov, Manuela Seiler

It must be nearly winter time. One squirrel wants to carefully store all his nuts but his friend has another plan.

Runtime: 2:50
Year: 2013
Edouard Salier

Sure it's bed time but there are trees to be climbed, rivers to cross and stuff to jump.

Runtime: 3:11
Year: 2011
The Little Cuddle
Maggie Rogers

The Little Cuddle isn't quite sure just exactly what he is so he sets off to ask some friends if they know.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:33
Year: 2013
Fresh Guacamole

So.... take some playdough, a couple of handfuls of dice, chop up a baseball, squeeze a golf ball, slice up a light bulb and whatdya have? Something yummy, that's what!

United States
Runtime: 1:40
Year: 2012
My Mom Is An Airplane
Yulia Aranova

Different people have different mothers. Mother musicians, mother animal doctors, even Mother construction workers. But my Mother is an Airplane.

Runtime: 6:50
Year: 2013
Masanobu Hiraoka

A visually delicious banquet of high concept digital dis-abstractionism.

Runtime: 3:42
Year: 2013
Hidden Talent
Mirian Miosic

Every cat has a hidden talent of some kind. Imagine what happens when a hundred cats all get together.

Runtime: 5:51
Year: 2013
The Caketrope Of Burton's Team
Alexandre Dubosc

A delicious but crazy cake turned into an animation machine.

Runtime: 1:40
Year: 2012
Jeremy Galante, David Cowles

Sniffles the puppy has lost his nose but Sniffles is hot on its trail.

United States
Runtime: 2:05
Year: 2012
Przemyslaw Adamski, Katarzyna Kijek

About a zillion pieces of cut out paper all dancing. Cooooooolllll!

Runtime: 3:04
Year: 2013
Daniella Selmi

Claire has amazing hair. It's beautiful and it changes with every season. First there is spring.

Runtime: 1:45
Year: 2012
Twins In Bakery
Mari Miyazawa

When the baker closes up the bakery for the night, all the food comes to life and the fun begins.

Runtime: 4:55
Year: 2013
Ohayo Carotene
Saki Iyori

A crazy little collection of colourful dancing characters going too fast to keep track of.

Runtime: 3:05
Year: 2012
Maarten Koopman, Floris Kaayk

Some things were just never meant to jump up and down on a trampoline. Little things are OK but giant animals are not such a great idea.

Runtime: 2:29
Year: 2013
Don't Be Curly
Veronika Jelinkova

That's easy for some people to say. But what if you just happen to have lots and lots and LOTS of hair that wants to be curly.

Runtime: 6:25
Year: 2013
The Smortlybacks
Ted Sieger, Wouter Dierickx

Dazzling. A hilarious herd of smortly little creatures that just love to work as a team, even if they can be a bit clumsy sometimes.

Runtime: 5:45
Year: 2013
The Gallant Captain
Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base, Patrick Sarell

From the makers of "Nullabor", an epic, gorgeously crafted digital rendition of a beautiful Graeme Base illustrated book.

Runtime: 8:10
Year: 2013