Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holiday period.
The animated short films are from the international event – La fête du cinéma d'animation (the festival of animated film) and come to us from the partnership between the Institut Français and the large animation festival Festival d'Annecy.
All films are free and feature English subtitles where required. Total runtime 64 mins
Falling from a height, straight sommersaults, high altitudes and zig-zagging lines. Little chap, where is your cube? Between the distortion of reality and the rigour of imagination, welcome to ‘Plato’.
Directed by Léonard Cohen, 2010. 8 mins
Le Jardin enchanté / The enchanted garden
Alain, a hardened environmentalist, settles into his new house along with his musical plants and animals. Mr X lives nearby.
Directed by Viviane Karpp, 2011. 4 mins
Premier automne / 1st Autumn
Abel lives in winter. Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their ‘natures’, they never meet. Both will have to learn compromise for the well-being of the other.
Directed by Aude Danset, Carlos de Carvalho, 2012. 10 mins
5 mètres 80 / 5.80 Meters
A herd of giraffes embarks on a series of acrobatic high dives at a deserted Olympic swimming pool.
Directed by Nicolas Deveaux, 2012. 5 mins
La Grosse Bête / The Big Beast
Throughout the kingdom a legend says that a huge beast will come to eat you when you least expect it.
Directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon, 2013. 6 mins
La Petite Casserole d'Anatole / Anatole’s Little Saucepan
Anatole is always dragging his little pan behind him. It fell on him one day, for no reason. Ever since, it gets caught everywhere and prevents him from going forward. Anatole is fed up, so he hides. Luckily, things are not that simple.
Directed by Éric Montchaud, 2014. 6 mins
In the early years of the 20th century, two climbers make the traditional ascent, carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary to the top of the mountain.
Directed by Thomas Bourdis, Caroline Domergue, Martin de Coudenhove, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione, 2013. 7 mins
La Moufle / The Mitten
It's snowing. Lily and her grandfather are making a little bird house to help the birds survive the winter. 'But where will the other animals in the garden go for shelter?' asks the little girl.
Directed by Clémentine Robach, 2014. 9 mins
Tigres à la queue leu leu / Tigers Tied Up in One Rope
An extremely lazy boy is scolded by his mother who can no longer bear to watch him do nothing but eat and sleep all day long. He finally decides to get a job and reveals unexpected sources of imagination, creativity and perseverance.
Directed by Benoît Chieux, 2014. 8 mins
When Captain 3D puts on his 3D glasses, he discovers a new world where he must save the most charming young ladies from the scariest monsters that only exist in our favourite comics.
Directed by Victor Haegelin, 2015. 3 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level