Friday 25 November
A collection of short animation films suitable for children above 6 years
Boukef Med Taher Shawki, 6 min, Animation, Silent, Algeria, 2021
A small family of father and son ride their donkey on a long road to find the nearest hospital. But the trip soon ends with a surprise!
The film toured several regional and international festivals. It has won the President’s Grand Prize for Young Creators and Best Short Film Award at Bouira Film Festival in Algeria, the Jury Prize at the Al-Dahra International Film Festival in Oman, the Silver Award at the Ouled Taima Festival in Morocco and a Special Mention at the Écrans Noirs Festival in Cameroon.
Tuta and Zagzoog
Nidal Al Buzum, 6 min, Animation, in Arabic with English subtitles, Jordan, 2021
A bird looking for its food befriends a silkworm. The sparrow tries to protect the silkworm until it turns into a beautiful butterfly. A story about friendship away from personal benefits.
I Wish to Fly
Osama Abouzaid, 8 min, Animation, in Arabic with English subtitles, Egypt, 2022
A mother offers a basket of four kinds of fruits to four children. One of the children claims that he can fly if he eats an apple from one of the other children. After he eats it, he cannot prove that he can fly, forbidding him from eating more fruits.
Issam Taachit, 7 min, Animation, No Dialogue, Algeria, 2020
The film takes place in the majestic Aures Mountains, specifically in one of the Atlantic cedar trees which cover the mountains of Algeria. On a cold winter’s night, a snowball slides from a tree across the mountain to form a snowman, who ends up in the warm house of a beautiful girl.
Sean McCarron, 10 min, Animation, No Dialogue, Canada, 2022
An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows.
The film has received the Audience Choice Award for Animated Shorts at Calgary International Film Festival.
A Shot of Support
Suliman Aladham, 5:00 min, Animation, Silent, Jordan, 2021
Ryan is a kid who is trying to play basketball professionally and join the school basketball team. However, his dad sees things differently.