The Short Film Competition of this seventh edition of the festival is composed of 6 different sessions that bring together a set of short films grouped by themes for different age groups.
Today we present the session Dive into Colour and Imagination (+3 years – Pre-school – 43′), suitable for ages 3 and up – or pre-schoolers.
There will be 2 family sessions at the weekend and 10 school sessions during the week:
School Sessions – Pre-School
→ Mon. 23 Jan – 10:30am – Batalha | Room 1
→ Tue. 24 Jan – 10:30am – Batalha | Room 1
→ Wed. 25 Jan – 10am – Municipal Library Almeida Garrett
→ wed. 25 Jan – 10:30am – Casa das Artes
→ Thu. 26 Jan – 10:00am – Municipal Library Almeida Garrett
→ Thu. 26 Jan – 10:30am – Batalha | Room 1
→ Fri. 27 Jan – 10am – Biblioteca Mun. Almeida Garrett
→ Fri. 27 Jan – 10:30am – House of Arts
→ Fri. 27 Jan – 11:00am – Batalha | Room 2
→ Fri. 27 Jan – 2pm – Municipal Library Almeida Garrett
Session with films without dialogues
Synopsis of the session:
It may be bedtime, but that doesn’t mean the Hush Hush Little Bear is ready for it. In the Foxtale we follow this hungry animal in a scramble for the last stalk at the top of the tree. Le soupe de Franzy is not only delicious, but also magical when she shares it with hungry creatures living on a strange planet. In Don’t Blow It Up, two girls inflate like balloons thanks to their resentment. A huge boulder blocks all the doors to a circular village in Luce et le rocher. The Cat has an especially delicious recipe: Rat Soup!
Keywords: colour, sound, creativity, friendship
The films that are part of this programme are, in order of screening:
Hush Hush Little Bear
Māra Liniņa, Latvia, anim., 2021, 5′.
It may be bedtime, but that doesn’t mean everyone is ready for it. While the adult bears are distracted by honey and berries, the little bears make all sorts of mischief in the middle of the clouds.
Alexandra Allen, Portugal, anim., 2022, 6′
A hungry fox fights for the last berry on top of the tree.
Le soupe de Franzy
Ana Chubinidze, France, anim., 2021, 8′
Alien Franzy discovers that her special pink soup is not only delicious but also magical when she shares it with hungry creatures living on a strange planet.
Don’t Blow It Up
Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková, Czech Republic, anim., 2022, 7′
Two girls are playing with a ball. After an argument they get angry with each other. Their resentment makes them inflate like balloons, they fly high up near the clouds. The girls are stuck up there with no idea how to get down and save their kitten stuck in the tree.
Luce et le rocher
Britt Raes, Belgium/France/Netherlands, anim., 2022, 13′
A circular village starts its day as usual and Luce sets to play, adding small stones to her collection. Then an unexpected and not very welcome guest arrives: a huge rock that blocks all the doors. But is it just a rock or something else?
Julia Ocker, Germany, anim., 2022, 4′.
Puss has an especially delicious recipe: Rat Soup!
Tickets for family screenings are on sale at bol.pt or at the Batalha Centro de Cinema box office. For school sessions, teachers can register at indiejunior.com/escolasporto or through the e-mail [email protected].
The seventh edition of IndieJunior Porto – International Children and Youth Film Festival will take place from 23rd to 29th January at Batalha Film Center, at Municipal Library Almeida Garrett, Casa das Artes, Coliseu Porto Ageas, Maus Hábitos and Rectory of University of Porto.
See you soon =)