Peter and the Wolf and ASFF Animations: The National Centre for Early Music

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival is passionate about engaging all ages of film fans with independent cinema. This year, the festival brings a new collection of Family Friendly works to audiences, and presents a new opportunity – Cinema Bambino, screenings for adults with babies that enable them to relax in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy great film.

In line with this, ASFF presents three of its best animation shorts this Sunday at the National Centre for Early Music in York, preceding a showing of the highly acclaimed work Peter and the Wolf. See Suzie Templeton’s award-winning animated film  (U Certificate), set to music by Prokofiev. Peter lives in the forest with his grumpy grandfather. When his only friend, a duck, persuades him to go into the forest, he plays with the creatures there. They are attacked by a fierce wolf but Peter shows great courage and then compassion.

This delightful film will be preceded by three short animated films from ASFF: Once Upon a Blue Moon by Steve Boot; Dr Knowgood: Lion’s Pride by Arnold Zwanenburg and The Tie by An Vrombaut. Once Upon a Blue Moon tells the story of a robot on a mission to photograph rocks and he meets an alien who just wants someone to play with. The charming Dr Knowgood is a stop motion animation made in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, about a lion has lost his voice. In The Tie, a small giraffe and a tall giraffe have a chance meeting. Despite their obvious difference in stature, they discover a kinship.

Peter and the Wolf Screening,  National Centre for Early Music, Sunday 16 October 11.30am. Family Friendly Films Suitable for 4 – 11 year olds.
Tickets: Adults £5.00 (£3.00 young people) Family and Friends Tickets £12.00 (2 adults and 2 young people) Booking Fee: There is a £1.50 transaction fee per booking.

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1. Film still from The Tie by An Vrombaut.