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Shorts for Kids

Hey, kids! This section is meant for you to become more familiar with short films, to enjoy and share them with your parents, and especially to let you unleash your dreams and imagination. Let’ dive into the fantasy of short films together! 

 

There are many kinds of friends in our world. Other people can be our friends, but so can animals, plants, and even robots. So what do we need to have to be good friends? With just a “little courage” and a “considerate heart”, you will surely make a great friend. 

 

The five films in the “Shorts for Kids 1” program are about characters with strong personalities building special friendships. They learn that becoming good friends requires work on both sides. You will be able to reflect on the meaning of true friendship. ​ 

Shorts for Kids 1 This program's film rating is for ages and older
Blanket

Marina Moshkova

Russia2020Animation5'36"HDColorNo DialogueG

An unexpected guest visits a grumpy polar bear living in the cold North Pole. He is a brown bear from a warm land. Trying to become friends, the brown bear shares his honey with the polar bear, go sled riding on ice, and even hands over his blanket. Different personalities and different habitats aside, the brown bear and the polar bear slowly become friends.
Stuffed

Élise Simoulin, Édouard Heutte, Clotilde Bonnotte, Anna Komaromi, Marisa Di Vora Peixoto, Helena Bastioni

France2018Animation6'34"DCPColorNo DialogueG

The cat has finds it difficult to control his emotions. When he gets angry, a monster living inside him spews out. One day he meets a giraffe in the forest, who helps him to change little by little as they spend time together. As the cat and the giraffe build their friendship, we learn that problems are easier to solve with someone’s help than by ourselves.
Tobi and the Turbobus

Verena Fels, Marc Angele

Germany2020Animation7'30"DCPColorEnglish SubG

Young little wolf Tobi rides the turbobus with a special rule: if you don’t sit down right away, you will be flown out the bus. Tobi tries his best to save a seat for his best friend Freddy, but it isn’t easy. Will he succeed in saving both his friendship and the seat? In this brilliant and comical film, we learn that we don’t have to be upset if our friends don’t think about us as much as we think of them. There is always room to make new friends.
The Giraffe’s Bicycle

Lasse Persson

Sweden2019Animation6'58"DCPColorNo DialogueG

A giraffe tries to ride his new bike, but keeps falling down. He tries to get help from his friend, the monkey, but it is still hard. Even worse, he gets mad and jealous as he watches the monkey riding his bike with ease, even performing acrobatics on it. The Giraffe’s Bicycle takes a common situation that can exist between friends, and shows how they can resolve the conflict by recognizing each other’s strengths.
Robot & the Whale

Jonas Forsman

Sweden2018Animation6'30"DCPColorNo DialogueG

Robots Robo and Banjo are left on planet earth after all the humans are gone. One day, they meet a big whale that is stranded on the beach. To save the whale, Robo must move her into the ocean, but that is no easy task considering how big she is. Not only that, but Robo must also overcome his fear of water… Can Robo safely return the whale into the ocean? Robot & the Whale shows that if you must overcome your fears to help a friend in danger, just the courage to try can make a big difference.