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Shorts Kids Animation Competition 1

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts Kids Animation Competition

The animated short films for children this year are an adventure all by itself. We’ll sail on the sea and jump down a steep water slide. Such simple pleasures of summer might eventually reveal important lessons within themselves. We’ll inhabit the air and learn how to fly weightless. We’ll learn that an animated tour of a zoo might be something completely different from what we experienced. Let’s gather up some courage and enter the woods together to examine some of nature’s wonders up close. This time let the children educate the grownups for a change and we might learn from them how to embrace their fearless curiosity. Remember – if you get lost during our adventurous exploration, stay where you are at all costs!

The films are dubbed in Estonian and are suitable from ages 4 and up.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
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Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
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Estonian Children's Literature Centre

Films

Baltic premiere

Children of Gainmore: How They Found It

Local title
Gainmore'i lapsed: kuidas nad selle leidsid
Title in Russian
Дети Гейнмора: как они это нашли
Director
Petr Mischinger
Country
Czechia
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

One morning, a magic stone appears in a kindergarten. A group of children find it there. But the greedy professor Yarn plans to take it for himself. However, the magic stone transforms into a huge airship and takes them all on board. Together, they will experience an adventure, thanks to which Yarn will change and everything will turn out well.

Director
Petr Mischinger
Runtime
Language
English

Patouille and the Parachute Seeds

Local title
Patouille ja langevarjuseemned
Title in Russian
Патуй и семена в парашюте
Original title
Patouille, des graines en parachute
Director
Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière, Clémentine Campos
Country
France
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

Patouille is a little creature who lives in harmony with the plants. With his friend Momo, he discovers the amazing features of plants.

Director
Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière, Clémentine Campos
Runtime
Language
Estonian, English

International premiere

Red

Local title
Punane
Title in Russian
Красный
Director
Chen Yang
Country
Germany
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

This is a story about a little girl who lives in a red world who accidentally discovers other colors and looks for them.

Director
Chen Yang
Runtime

Baltic premiere

In Nature

Local title
Looduses
Title in Russian
На природе
Original title
DANS LA NATURE
Director
Marcel Barelli
Country
Switzerland
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn't just a human story.

Director
Marcel Barelli
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

The Girl Who Stood Still

Local title
Liikumatu tüdruk
Title in Russian
Неподвижная девочка
Original title
A Menina Parada
Director
Joana Toste
Country
Portugal
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

A child is lost from her mother and refuses to move from the same place. A policeman stops everyone else to make her move. The still girl and the policeman that guards her stop traffic and stir up the city’s hearts.

Director
Joana Toste
Runtime
Language
Portuguese
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Battery Daddy

Local title
Akuga issi
Title in Russian
Отец с батарейкой
Director
Seung-bae Jeon
Country
South Korea
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Animation Competition

"Battery Dad" is in charge of every corner of the house, such as children’s toys, remote controls, and door locks. One day, "Battery Dad" and goes on a trip to a valley with others.
While having fun, a sudden downpour caused the valley to flood, and everyone was stranded. "Battery Dad" tries to power the flashlight with all his might so that people can be safely rescued. But the constant rain is putting him in danger…

Director
Seung-bae Jeon
Runtime
Language
Estonian, Korean
Subtitles
English