In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films. Note that the films either have no dialogue or are in French with subtitles.
The Red Herring
A comic environmental fable about a group of greedy penguins who all want lots of fish to eat and a red tie to wear.
Directed by Leevi Lemmetty, Finland/Ireland 2015. Runtime 7 mins
The Teeny-Weeny Fox
He's hardly any bigger than a beetle. In fact, he's way too small for a fox. No wonder he'd love to be a little larger. And he already knows how to fulfill his wish. Here comes the girl...
Directed by Sylwia Szkiladz, Aline Quertain, France/Switzerland/Belgium 2015. Runtime 9 mins
In the car on her day off Marja has a sudden rush of panic: did she turn off the gas? And did she leave the water running? And lock the window? In her mind her imaginary mistakes grow to absurd proportions.
Directed by Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink, Netherlands 2015. Runtime 6 mins
The Little Seed
To make herself some pretty dresses, a young girl traps flower patterns with a magical sheet. Every night, ants move her house from field to field. One day, a seed drops into her mouth, a little shoot grows out of her belly button.
Directed by Chaïtane Conversat, France/Switzerland 2015. Runtime 10 mins
Short about an adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day. However, there is a suspicious earthquake all night which causes the mess day by day and make unbearable our fella's life.
Directed by Ors Bárczy, Hungary 2015. Runtime 6 mins
Beside a stream, autumn has come. Small animals get ready for winter.
Directed by Marjolaine Perreten, France 2015. Runtime 4 mins
A King's crown is stolen! All three have one thing in mind: to have the crown. The King knows that he will kill an innocent victim...
Directed by Nicolas Diologent, France 2015. Runtime 4 mins
A story about a mother who has given so much that it looks like she has nothing left... but the life opens up the new opportunities.
Directed by Dina Velikovskaya, Russia 2015. Runtime 7 mins
The Law of the Jungle
A little monkey is struggling to pick a huge banana. A bigger monkey has already got his eye on it, but then another even bigger monkey comes along and takes it. The little monkey devises a way to ensure he gets the biggest share of the banana, but this proves a risky business!
Directed by Pascale Hecquet, France/Belgium 2015. Runtime 6 mins
Captain 3D is a super hero that reminds us our favorite comics. When he puts his relief glasses, a new world gets animated in 3D and gives life to the most terrifying monster from which he must save the most charming young lady.
Directed by Victor Haegelin, France 2015. Runtime 3 mins
Monday 17 – Saturday 22 April and
Monday 24 – Friday 28 April
- Auditorium, lower ground level