Film

Let’s Play!

 
Ages 3—5
 
Feb 20—Feb 28, 2021
 
 
LOCATION:

Virtual

 
RUN TIME: 57min
ALL TICKETS:  Festival Pass - $30, $45, $60 Individual Program - $5, $10, $15, $20
 
 
 
 
 
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Melbourne International Animation Festival

Whether you find yourself in the forest, on another planet, or in your imagination, there’s always space to play! Get ready to join in the fun with this fantastic assortment of lighthearted tales from around the globe.

This program includes films from Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Spain, USA, South Korea, France, UK, Switzerland, and Japan

Watch all of this year’s films with a festival pass (starting at $30) or purchase tickets to individual film programs (starting at $5). Pricing is on a sliding scale, and we encourage you to pay what you are able—all ticket and pass sales go to support BAM Education, helping to ensure the future of BAM’s adventurous programming for families and students.

All events and workshops associated with the Festival are free and open to all.

Let’s Play! is available for viewing starting February 20 and runs through February 28. Tickets will be available through Eventive, which requires customers to create an account before purchasing. All customers who purchase a ticket will receive an email confirmation with a link to the program; once the link is clicked, viewers have 48 hours to watch the program until it expires. Customers who purchase a ticket on February 27 or later will only be able to view the program until 11:59pm on February 28.

 
Ollie (2019)

Dir. Anton Setola, 4min
Belgium
Nonverbal

 

In the middle of a very busy city is a peaceful, forgotten little park where you can find Ollie and his friends.

 
Patchwork Penguin (2019)

Dir. Angela Steffen, 4min
Germany
In English

 

Patchwork Penguin has a problem: he wants to run fast, but he doesn't know how! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?

 
 
 
The Happy Song (2020)

Dir. Trevor Hardy, 3min
UK
In English

 

Whether you’re way up in the sky or deep down in the ocean, all you need is plenty of friends to be happy.

 
 
(OvO) (2018)

Dir. Monica Moura, 4min
Brazil
Nonverbal

 

Things seemed to be going fine for these chickens, but chickens don’t always see the big picture.

 
 
 
Abecedaria (2019)

Dir. Adolf Rodriguez, 4min
Spain
Nonverbal

 

It’s time for the alphabet to come out and play! Every letter, from A to Z, can’t wait to show off their moves.

 
 
Abstract Animals (2020)

Dirs. Dana Sink & Ivica Siranovi, 1min
USA
Nonverbal

 

Created by two unexpected friends on opposite sides of the earth, this upbeat animation sees animals in a different light.

 
 
 
A-Choo! (2020)

Dir. Bo-Reum Lee, 4min
South Korea
Nonverbal

 

At dawn on a frozen lake a lonely baby owl wants to play with his friends, but he can’t stop sneezing.

 
 
Frida Fox: The Windmachine (2019)

Dir. Heidi Wittlinger, 7min
Germany

 

Frida is a little fox with big ideas. She wants to help her friends in Wood Village, but things don’t always turn out the way she plans.

 
 
 
Fussel (2019)

Dir. Alex Berweck, 5min
Germany
Nonverbal

 

Fussel, a friendly monster, wants to find out where all of this red thread is coming from.

 
 
A Lynx In The Town (2019)

Dir. Nina Bisiarina, 7min
France
Nonverbal

 

Attracted by the neighboring city lights, a curious lynx leaves the forest behind and has a lot of fun in the city, until it falls asleep in the middle of a parking lot. In the early morning, the amazed inhabitants discover this strange animal covered in snow.

 
 
 
Carpe Diem (2019)

Dir. Rachel Portova, 3min
UK

 

As dinner time approaches, one little girl decides she is going to do whatever it takes to set a fish free.

 
 
The Little Hedgehog (2020)

Dirs. Wen Ju Chow & Shen Hou, 4min
USA
Nonverbal

 

A hedgehog born without spines looks for a way to play with his friends without being hurt by their spines.

 
 
 
The Little Bird And The Bees (2020)

Dir. Lena Von Dohren, 4min
Switzerland
Nonverbal

 

It’s springtime and a little bird is waiting to welcome the bees, but a bright red fox is watching too.

 
 
ShalaBonBon (2019)

Dir. Yoko Yuki, 2min
Japan
In Japanese

 

Toe-tapping and seat-swaying are encouraged in this spirited global tour of musical shorts.

 
 
 
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