Mini movie buffs will be keen as mustard to find out the line-up for this year’s Little Big Shots film festival. Gather the kids around, and read on to see what’s on offer.
Little Big Shots brings together the best Australian and international short films for kids, aged between two and 15. This year, more than 70 films from 22 countries, including Finland, Russia, Chile, Ireland, Croatia, Canada and Australia, will be on show.
What we love is that the annual kid’s jury, which includes children aged between six and 12, have voted on the films in several categories. It’s a really helpful way to judge what may be popular with your own kids. You can also buy tickets for movies that have been bundled together for specific age groups, so you know they’re going to be right for your child.
Now in its eleventh year, the 2015 event features 18 world premiers and 38 Australian premiers. The pick of the bunch has to be the 2014 Academy Award winner Mr Hublot.
Also of note is Detention – created by 13-year-old New South Wales film-maker Jack McGrath, who taught himself how to use editing software Final Cut Pro in 12 months. Another film worthy of a mention is Teacher’s Pet, which was created by indigenous artist Tracey Rigney in collaboration with students from regional Victorian school, Dimboola Primary.
Little Big Shots takes place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May, and Thursday 4 June to Monday 8 June, 2015. Single tickets cost $10, a family pass is $36 and tickets can be purchased through ACMI. The festival will travel to other states later this year.