For a number of years Discovery Film Festival at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) has been building young and family audiences through the use of short films in a variety of programmes. Aimed at children up to the age of 12, these collections have a place in both formal and informal settings for both schools and families, offering straightforward entertainment but also the added value of creative arts workshops and curriculum-related learning, where required.
We’re delighted to welcome Mike Tait, Discovery Film Festival Producer and DCA’s Cinema Youth Development Officer, to present a selection of shorts from their various Discovery collections, and provide an overview of how these films fit into DCA’s offer for younger audiences. The films come from around the world, and the majority of them are dialogue free, offering a mix of live action, documentary and a whole range of different animation styles.
All the collections are currently available to book for screenings through to late October 2019. The session will also give you insight into all accompanying resources.
The following titles will be shown:
Discovery Film Festival’s Shorts for Wee Ones 2018 (selection)
- Penguin, 2017, dir. Julia Ocker, Germany (3’37”) – no dialogue
- Flo, 2017, dir. Nora Marie Back, Germany (1’47”) – no dialogue
- Kiwi & Strit: Wash Day, 2016, dir. Esben Toft Jacobsen, Denmark (5’20”) – no dialogue
- Dum Dum (De De Bom), 2017, dir. Ben Hall, UK (1’55”) – no dialogue
- Lemon And Elderflower, 2017, dir. Ilenia Cotardo, UK (2’41”) – no dialogue
- Tyrannosaurus Funk, 2017, dir. Sandra Boynton, USA (4’10”) – in English
Discovery Film Festival’s Shorts for Middle Ones 2018 (selection)
- Wishing Box, 2017, dirs. Wenli Zhang and Nan Li, USA (5’27”) – no dialogue
- Father And Daughter, 2016, dir. Chenglin Xie, China (5’21”) – no dialogue
- Nouvelle Cuisine, 2017, dir. Manuel Reyes Halaby, Spain (4’22”) – no dialogue
- The Language Of Ball, 2017, dir. Ramón Rodriguez, USA (8’47”) – in English and Arabic with English subtitles
- Hybrids, 2017, dirs. Roman Thirion, Matthew Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau and Florian Brauch, France (6’22) – no dialogue
- Catastrophe, 2017, dir. Jamille van Wijngaarden, The Netherlands (2’15”) – no dialogue