The third instalment of ASFF brought a new category to audiences: family friendly films. This section enriched the programme with a variety of short films spanning the genres animation and drama for younger festival-goers. We highlight the best from the category in anticipation of the deadline for this year’s ASFF entries, 31 May 2014.
Animation Family Friendly
Out of the Ordinary
Tommy Kinnerup (The Animation Workshop)
A man who must to go through the same monotonous office routine to get the promotion he desires, finds that unexpected events force him to open his eyes to something greater.
The Little Red Paper Ship
Aleksandra Zareba (Dragonfly Films)
A poetic story about finding courage when facing the big, wide world: one day, the Little Red Paper Ship decides to start a journey that will change his life forever.
Drama Family Friendly
Wendy Pillonel (Independent )
On an artificial beach Estelle looks at a wall on which the sea is painted. Thibaud approaches the girl and pretends he could see the things that no longer exist.
Orban Wallace (Bat on Ball creations)
A tale of childhood innocence which finely crosses the line between imagination and reality, while delving into the marginalization of the traveler community.
Fisher of Kids
Steven Keen (International Human Rights Group)
After seven years of child labour, James Kofi Annan escapes from Ghana’s brutal fishing industry and soon rises to become one of the leading Human Rights activists of our time.
ASFF 2014 is open for entries until 31 May, welcoming submissions from emerging and established filmmakers working across all genres: advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller.
For more information and to submit visit www.asff.co.uk.
1. Wendy Pillonel, Parachutes (2012).