Cork International Film Festival is delighted to present a FREE lineup of Festival short films from Ireland and Europe that will inspire and delight as part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg, our national celebration of creativity for children and young people. Immerse yourself in a handpicked selection of enchanting short animations and live-action film gems along with an exclusive interview with filmmaker Britt Bailey, the director of Colour!.
Experience this specially curated collection of short films from Cork International Film Festival’s previous programmes online from 9am to 9pm on Saturday, 10th June.
There is limited availability so book your free tickets now. After this content becomes available on Saturday 10th June at 9am, you’ll have 12 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 30 hours to finish watching.
Laika & Nemo
Directed by Jan Gadermann, Sebastian Gadow (Co-Director)
Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut.
(5+, 15 mins, Germany, 2022)
Don’t Blow It Up
Directed by Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková
Two little girls are playing with a ball. But after a petty quarrel, they get angry with each other and take offence. Their umbrage makes them inflate like balloons, they fly all the way up to the clouds. Girls get stuck up there, with no idea how to get down and save their kitten stuck in the tree.
(5+, 8 mins, Czech Republic, 2022)
The Most Boring Granny in the Whole World
Directed by Damaris Zielke
Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. When she falls asleep on the sofa, Greta gets the idea to play funeral with her grandma. This confronts them with some questions they didn’t ask themselves before. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind?
(5+, 8 mins, Germany, 2022)
Directed by Britt Bailey (stay tuned for a special interview with the director, hosted by CIFF Senior Programmer, Don O’Mahony)
Colour! tells the story of Coral, a vibrant little girl starting her first day at school in her new all-blue neighbourhood. As Coral struggles to come to terms with constantly clashing with the crowd, she soon wants nothing more than just to blend into the background. Can Coral find the bravery to embrace her differences? Or does she risk fading out entirely?
(5+, 11 mins, United Kingdom, 2022)
Fundamentals of Art
Directed by David Payne
Little Natalie has a dream of becoming an artist, but she has many obstacles standing in her way – most notably, a vicious art teacher and his dreaded red whistle. One day, Natalie breaks into her school and tries to show everyone what it means to be a real artist.
(5+, 6 mins, Czech Republic, 2022)
The Magical Tortilla Chip
Directed by the 2021/2022 5th Year Class, Blarney Street CBS
An anthology of six stories from the creative minds of 33 primary school students, developed under the guidance of filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain as part of CIFF’s Look@Me project. Supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Note: flashing lights.
(5+, 12 mins, Ireland, 2022)