Children’s panorama

Best films for kids (7+ years) selected among the films submitted to international competition.

Screening schedule & online ticket shop:
Aurinkobaletti, Sat 10.00am
Jo-Jo, Sun 11.30am

Ballone di Cannone
Frodo Kuipers
Netherlands 2015 | 9 min

Night after night the ambitious Eduardo, assisted by the vertigo-suffering Loet, performs daredevilish stunts in the circus. When the rich mayor visits the matinée, Eduardo blinded by greed raises the stakes and difficulty of the Salto Mortale to dazzling proportions. Will the nervous Loet be able to hold up to the pressure?

Rhiannon Evans
UK 2015 | 8 min

An innovative stop motion using illuminated puppets to show a lost thought’s quest to become a great idea.

Elena Walf
Germany 2015 | 7 min

Oil, gold and fire are the treasures inside the proud giant mountains. For the little mountain it’s impossible to keep up with that. He’s just in possession of this tiny, strange and useless SOME THING.

Zoo Story
Veronika Zacharová
Czech Republic 2015 | 4 min

Short story about a curious girl, who is in the zoo with her mom. What plan will a friendly girl devise, when she meets lonely gorilla and her mom is busy with business calls?

Little Shimajiro
Isamu Hirabayashi
Japan 2015 | 9 min

Shimajiro is a little tiger boy living in a quiet forest. His mischievousness gets him into trouble with some bees, which chase him all over the forest. Shimajiro manages to lose them, but in his anger at being chased, he accidentally kicks a family of turtles, and then falls into a hole because he’ s isn’ t looking. Many of the forest’ s residents try to help him, but they fail to pull him out of the hole. Although these creatures are only trying to help, Shimajiro takes his frustration out on them and hurts their feelings. Eventually, he is rescued—but by the last creature he expected. The story explores how kindness is passed down to young children through acts of kindness performed by others, and how being kind to others can bring joy to children and help them grow as people.

Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink
The Netherlands 2015 | 6 min

In the car Marja has a sudden rush of panic: did she turn off the gas? Did she leave the water running? Is the window locked? In her mind her imaginary mistakes grow to absurd proportions.

Kut 01
Lucija Mrzljak
Estonia 2016 | 2 min

Life is not easy in the corner, in the angle where two edges meet.
Everything is geometrically relative when perspective lines and laws of gravity start playing tricks on you.

First Snow
Lenka Ivancikova
Czech Republic 2015 | 14 min

First snow is a fairy tale about the little Hedgehog who unexpectedly wakes up from his winter sleep. The curious Hedgehog leaves his den to watch a beautiful night sky. But the night brings a heavy snowfall and our little Hedgehog who accidentally falls asleep outside is snowed up. When he wakes up in the morning, he finds out all his familiar paths are covered in snow and so he heads out for a dangerous adventure to find his den.