Nenagh Children’s Film Festival
Screening online this weekend, the Nenagh Children’s Film Festival will entertain and inspire young audiences from the comfort of their own homes. The three-day festival virtual festival boasts a vibrant line up of 37 films from Ireland, Russia, India, Germany and more, suitable for children of a pre-school age and upwards.
On Friday at 6.45pm settle in for a screening of ‘Lotte: That Silhouette Girl,’ a short documentary on the remarkable Lotte Reiniger and her mastery of paper figures and stop-motion animation. This is followed at 7pm by Reiniger’s ‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed,’ the oldest surviving animated feature film.
Workshops held online on Saturday the 13th are part of the Cruinniú Na nÓg programme, dedicated to creative learning for children and young people. Children can learn to animate, create their very own puppets and create storyboards for their next movie masterpiece. In the afternoon student works from Ireland, Japan and Germany explore themes such as music, magic, family and food. Saturday evening showcases the epic fantasy adventure ‘Jim Button and Luke The Engine Driver.’
Future film producers will be inspired by Irish short film ‘The Girl At The End Of The Garden’. Animators in the making will love ‘The Beekeeper’, the charming story of a paternal bear and a spirited young girl.
On Sunday, preschool animations bring the stories of witches, a bear and one exceptional princess to life. Viewers are treated to the story of a Himalayan girl wishing to go to school. From the company who created ‘The Gruffalo,’ is the tale of Zog, one accident-prone dragon. At 6pm is the big reveal of the winners of the first Nenagh Children’s Film Festival weekend.
This joyous celebration of film and creativity is the perfect way to spend the weekend at home. All you need to do is provide the popcorn.
Check out the full programme for Nenagh Children’s Film Festival here.