by GREG KING
Little Big Shots is turning 10 years old and to celebrate they are offering an amazing line up of award winning shorts (from 30 countries) made for kids, about kids and some even produced by kids. Some flicks have never been seen before and promise to pump up the wow factor for kids and adults of all ages.
The Little Big Shots Film Festival now stands as Australia’s only major stand-alone kids’ film festival – a niche Australian event. With its focus on short films for kids plus plenty of competitions and opportunities for involvement, Little Big Shots is one of the year’s most exciting experiences for kids. The idea to stage a major Melbourne international children’s film festival was originally conceived by Nick Place at Media Giants in 2004. Ten years on, Little Big Shots has become its own not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the media literacy of young people, fostering children’s creativity and showcasing the very best in filmmaking for, by and about kids.
An inspiring, meaningful and fun-filled festival, Little Big Shots features the best in local and international children’s shorts, animations, documentaries and, amazingly, child-produced films.
See 108 of the best international and Aussie short films and animation collections on screen at ACMI, Federation Square
The films screening in Little Big Shots inspire discussion of world cultures, different languages, cultural diversity, emotional intelligence and human values. Better still, we guarantee they will make kids laugh, whoop, think and create. Each year in June, Little Big Shots returns to its Melbourne home town with a whole new crop of juicy screen adventures to amaze and delight.
Screens at ACMI in Federation Square from: Friday 6th of June 2014 To Monday 9th of June 2014
To find out more about the Little Big Shots Film Festival, Greg King spoke to the director of the festival Ben Laden for his Movies At Dusk program on 3WBC 94.1FM