How to make a film festival for kids and adults

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Mon 5 June 2017

7 mins

Making films for children that are also interesting for parents can take some serious skill.

Lucky for us, the good people at Little Big ShotsAustralia's largest and longest-running annual touring children's film festival, have done all the hard work of finding the most appropriate and fun films for families. Curated especially for kids aged two to 12, the festival is designed to entertain young minds and inspire future filmmakers, featuring a selection of the best local and international films, made both for kids, and by kids.

Spanning animation, live-action and documentary titles, the Little Big Shots 2017 program features over 80 films, with 24 films made by child filmmakers and 27 films made by Australian filmmakers. This year also features 10 world premieres and over 40 Australian premieres. To bring the very best in film for kids to the festival, titles are also sourced from 20 different countries, which this year includes films from; Jordan, Taiwan, Norway, Japan, Hungary, USA, UK, Korea and many more, as well as a special focus in 2017 on films made by women and girls from around the world.

Listen back to our interview with Festival Director Ben Laden, chatting about this year's program, and the run of shows for the rest of 2017!

If you're in Melbourne, check it out this Queen's Birthday Long Weekend at ACMI (Federation Square). Starting Thursday 8 June until Monday 12 June, you can get your tickets from the ACMI website.

Check out their 2017 trailer below for a taste of the delightful films for the 2017 Little Big Shots program.

Sydneysiders, can catch it later this year at the Sydney Opera House 7-10 September. Head to their website for tickets. Adelaide will see it at the GU Film House 13-October, grab your tickets here

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