Tricks for Kids 4


29. April 2023    
15:00 - 17:00



The Tricks for Kids competition programme is this year’s gem for our youngest animation fans. Each and every story told through the animated films is as diverse and colourful as our world, life and the people within. Discover exciting new worlds and entertaining events that will make you giggle, but also invite you to experience deeply touching occurences of every day life. Once again centered around animals and humans who overcome challenges and solve problems through the power of friendship and solidarity. Join us on our international expedition and dive into fantastic and real worlds presented through animated film.

Recommended for children aged 6 and older.

De Fantastische Vliegwedstrijd
De Fantastische VliegwedstrijdDirector: John Croezen / Netherlands / 2022 / 5:46 min / Screenplay: Tjibbe Veldkamp / Production: Bereslim B.V. / World Sales: Bereslim B.V.

Welcome to the Fantastic Flying Competition for birds! The countdown begins and the birds line up for the annual Fantastic Flying Competition, but one by one each team runs into trouble. The flamingos are stuck, the hawks are out of control! Can anybody beat the chickens?

CorvineDirector: Sean McCarron / Canada / 2022 / 10:31 min / Screenplay: Sean McCarron / World Sales: Sean McCarron

A little boy who loves nature, especially crows, struggles to fit in with his schoolmates.

Boat People
Boat PeopleDirector: Kjell Boersma, Thao Lam / Canada / 2023 / 10:02 min / Screenplay: Kjell Boersma, Thao Lam / Production: National Film Board of Canada / World Sales: National Film Board of Canada

This is an animated documentary that uses a striking metaphor to trace one family’s flight across the turbulent waters of history. As a child in Vietnam, Thao’s mother often rescued ants from bowls of sugar water. Years later they would return the favour.

TümpelDirector: Eva Rust, Lena Von Döhren / Switzerland / 2023 / 8:30 min / Screenplay: Eva Rust, Lena Von Döhren / Production: Catpics AG / World Sales: Magnetfilm GmbH

In fantastic formations, herring roam the vastness of the sea. When seagulls suddenly attack the school, a small herring finds itself alone in a tidal pool. Looking for a way out, he discovers that many other sea creatures live in the pond. But there is no time for fear. Because only together can they defend themselves against the hungry seagull.

OdpusťDirector: Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková / Czech Republic / 2022 / 8:16 min / Screenplay: Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková / Production: FAMU – Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts / World Sales: FAMU – Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts

Two little girls are playing with a ball. But after a petty quarrel, they get angry with each other and take offense. 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.

Elegy of Elephant
Elegy of ElephantDirector: Sergio Lu / China / 2022 / 8:29 min / Screenplay: Congyue Zhang, Wei Xiong / World Sales: School of Animation and Digital Arts Communication University

The leading elephant Nana was rescued by an old man when she was young. Many years after Nana backed to nature, she sensed old man’s death, which led her back with the herd to mourn for him.

La Reine des Renards
La Reine des RenardsDirector: Marina Rosset / Switzerland / 2022 / 8:50 min / Screenplay: Marina Rosset / Production: Marina Rosset / World Sales: Marina Rosset

The queen of the foxes is the saddest of them all. In order to make her happy, her worried gang swarms out at night to lay at her feet the secretly written, but ultimately unsent love letters retrieved from the city’s rubbish.