Inventive first films for ages 5+
In English or with English subtitles
A WHISPER IN THE ISLAND OF THE HEART
United States, Xiaowen Wang, 2022, 13 min
Love communicates across the Tibetan mountains, against a warm coat of fur, and through sound waves and vibrations, proving silence can speak volumes.
TO BE SISTERS
France, Animation, Anne-Gousset & Clément Céard, 2022, 7 min
Two sisters circle each other’s orbits, laughing, shouting, playing, and spinning each in their own unique way.
Czech Republic, France, Animation, Jan Mika, 2023, 13 min
It’s a football tale as old as time: boy vs. goose…?
LUCE AND THE ROCK
Belgium, France, Netherlands, Animation, Britt Raes, 2022, 13 min
When a giant boulder lands in the middle of Luce’s small geometric village, it’s up to him to find a solution, even though he’s scared of the dark.
Spain, Animation, Fabían Molinaro, 2022, 7 min
As he prepares for a life-changing voyage, Nico can’t help but pack up everything he loves in his house.
United States, Documentary, Toko Shiiki, 2022, 3 min
Animator Rachel Reid exudes joy as she talks about being an animator, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.
SWING TO THE MOON
France, Animation, Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissie, Nadine De Boer, Elisa Drique, Chloe Lauzu, Vincent Levrero, & Solenne Moreau, 2022, 7 min
Deep in the forest, wide-eyed spider Temi dreams of catching the Moon. For that, she will do anything.