Shorts for Wee Ones
Presented by Discovery Film Festival Producer and Cinema Youth Development Officer Mike Tait, the magical films in Shorts for Wee Ones – sourced from filmmakers around the world, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary and the USA – will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy.
There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An adventurous tree emerges from the forest sporting a very fetching pair of wellies, a cartoon cat and dog erase their differences and some pitch-perfect piggies go the whole hog…
All the shorts are in English or dialogue free, except one where French is spoken but the storytelling is superbly visual. All films are accessible for everyone.
Mike will present the programme alongside a wide-ranging discussion of how the Discovery Film Festival attracts and retains audiences for these collections year after year, what type of marketing materials they produce to support screenings and the other collections they can supply for different age groups.