On Day three of the sixth edition of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival between October 14 – 19, organised by FUNN– Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children, six short animation films displaying a diversity of messages will be screened including Feardom from Spain. Pablo Muñoz’s first animation project is a hope-filled journey of a little blue bird who escapes the gates of his brass cage door and leaps fearlessly into a world full of surprises and new discoveries.
Zara and the other: Gorilla Brains for Dinner by Norwegian writer, producer and director, Nils Johan Lund, also makes the cut. It is a story about young Zara and how she has trouble-making friends in school due to strange rumours around town about her eccentric family. The seven-minute short animation Black Monster from Iran is another one to watch out for as director Reyhane Kavosh conveys the important message of accepting and celebrating our differences through the film’s memorable imagery.
Another visual spectacle from Russia is The Kitten From Lizyukov Street, a 13-minute animation that’s premiering in the Middle East. By director, Aleksey Zamyslov, the film brings the message of travels and discovering new lands and peoples to the fore, when the film’s characters escape the withering winters in Russia to go down under to Australia to enjoy the sun and the surf and realise there are several adjustments to be made and new lessons to be learnt.
Two short films, 11-minute Japanese-German collaboration Cat Days directed by Jon Frickey, and 33-minute Our Neighbor Bu Hamad by Kuwaiti director will be screened from 10:15am to 11:00am.
All the mentioned films will be screened at Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre.