In this international film collection, the protagonists dream big! Whether it is imagining a better life or a new opportunity, these young people are willing to persevere and work hard to make their dream come true. We watch with admiration and respect, as these characters courageously overcome obstacles and meet challenges in the pursuit of their goals. Ages 8-11
This program runs three times throughout the festival.
Here is a selection of the films that will be played in this program. Additional films may be added as they are confirmed. Please note: the program is not set in stone. Changes often need to be made due to last minute technical difficulties or time constraints.
Bhavini – I just wanna dance!
Giovanni and the Water Ballet
Kingdom of Garbage
Leon and Jan – Young Farmers
The Girl and the Gondola
The Spectacular Imagination Of The Pohara Brothers
The Spectacular Imagination Of The Pohara Brothers” is a short film about two poor maori boys- Nathan and Christian- that overhear their mother asking for money to pay the power bill before it is disconnected in 24 hours. The boys hate seeing their mum sad so they use their imaginations to raise the money by selling Flying Lessons.
The Story of Percival Pilts
The Story of Percival Pilts is a stop motion animated film narrated by Mark Hadlow and made by Janette Goodey and John Lewis.
While playing on stilts, young Percival Pilts vows “Never again shall my feet touch the ground!” Compelled ever higher, he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society.
A whimsical story about the challenges and charms of living an impractical life.