A Tree and a Flower
The tree was lonely, but one day he found a flower growing on his shoulder.
Awards:Winner Youth Animation, Wild Life Vaasa 2010, International Nature Film Festival 2011, Special Prize
This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 sisters squeeze into the back of the family car for a long journey. While the parents keep a steady watch on the road ahead, restlessness gradually gives way to mayhem in the car’s close quarters. Just before the ride becomes unbearable, the sisters are inspired to combine their creative energy and the big drive becomes an even bigger adventure.
Awards:NFB Youth Jury Award for Best Animated Short, Freeze Frame International Children Film Festival
I’m Never Afraid (Ik ben echt niet bang!)
Mack is an adventuresome eight-year-old with a need for speed: he won his first motorcross race at age three, and his room is now filled with trophies. But the obstacles he faces on the track are nothing compared to what he’s already overcome: Mack was born with his heart on the opposite side of his chest, and from the day he was born he’s been defying the doctors who claim that it’s impossible for him to live another day.
Awards:31th Nederlands Film Festival, Gouden Kalf Competitie; 25th Cinekid Children’s Film Festival, Winner Kinderkast Jury Award; Kavalan International Short Film Festival Taiwan, Winner Kid’s Land Archive Award
Nine-year-old Turtle Thompson thinks his bug-loving best friend Maddy is the coolest girl in the whole wide world. If only he had the guts to ask her to the Spring Fling Dance.
Awards:Audience Award at Austin Film Fest
Melvin is a very old turtle. One day he meets the mayfly Pucko. Melvin feels superior to Pucko in every way. The last thing a turtle needs is a puny little insect for a ”friend”. Why on earth should he need a friend at all? Melvin simply has no idea that that is just what is missing in his life.
It’s a sunny morning for the animals by the forest pond, but their lovely idyll is disrupted by the noise of the city pigs’ arriving car, who have come to spend their vacation in the countryside. The little wild boar sees the city piglet girl and romance is born, but the girl’s narrow-minded parents create obstacles for the friendship. The forest animals, led by the little wild boar, decide to teach the pig family a lesson.
The Acorn Boy
Acorn Boy — based on a story by Margarite Staraste -Have you ever made little creatures out of acorns? This is a story about a little Acorn Boy and his colourful adventures in the village of Stalks, where he meets Bee, Mr. Spider, the Ants, and all the other bugs…
Awards:First Prize in the Films for Children and Youth, Croatia’s 2011 Soopertoon International Animation Festival.
The Adventures of Owen
Young Owen escapes a pestering sister, demanding mother, deadly games of gym class dodgeball and the pain of an unrequited crush by entering the fantastic animated world of Spaceman X, an intrepid galactic traveller whose adventures Owen has drafted in his sketchbook.
Awards:Rogers Best Canadian Film Awards, 2010 Deluxe Student Film
The Magic Stamp
THE MAGIC STAMP is an animated short film that is created using Japanese hand made paper washi. The story portrays the relationship between a young boy and his grandfather. It is a film about desire, patience, and perseverance.
Awards:Honorable Mention KidsFilm Festival; Official Selection London Film Festival
The Scarecrow Girl
A girl from a rural farm in Brazil denied the opportunity to go to school, creatively learns to read on her own works to convince her father that she should be allowed to go to school, and in doing so, brings her family closer together.
Awards:DC Shorts Film Festival (Washington) – Audience Award
Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival – Audience Award
Chicago International Children´s Film Festival – Award of Excelence
Rio International Children´s Film Festival – Best Film
Sapporo International Short Film Festival – Sapporo Peace Award
Divercine Montevideo – Best Ficction Film and UNESCO Prize for Cultural Diversity