As voted on by the Australian Kids Jury, these are the winning films of the 2016-17 festival. Featuring the Best International and Australian films, the best films made by children and some extra special favourite films.
Bunny New Girl (Australia) | G
On her first day at a new school, a self conscious young girl learns that friendship can overcome difference.
Achoo! (Japan) | G
This is a story of a snow child. As winter approaches, the snow child rises into the sky. Chilled in the high air, the child turns to crystal, and then gently falls back to the ground.
Flake White and the Seven Lady Dwarves (Belgium) | G
Once upon a time, there was a king who sewed while watching the snow fall. One day, he had a child and named him Flake White…
The Marathon Diary (Norway) | G
Always Last embarks on an adventurous marathon through the ice cold and mythic landscape of Lapland. But she soon discovers that the run is not going to be a straight line between start and finish. Grotesque events, unforeseen temptations and cheerful absurdities keep driving her off the course as she lags further and further behind.
Clay Vs Fridge (Australia) | G
A group of friends discover a mysterious kitchen appliance (known to us humans as a fridge), leading to a chain of humorous events.
Pawo (Germany) | PG
PAWO (Tibetan for »being brave«) is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strength and skills.
Cookin’ With Fire (Australia) | G
A grog swigging, swashbuckling, moustache grooming pirate chef attempts to cook his signature dish in stormy seas, no matter what it takes!
Alone This Time (Australia) | G
A girl travels for her first time alone on an airplane to visit her grandma, and mid-flight her world is interrupted.
Johnny Express (Korea) | G
In the year 2150, Johnny, a lazy Space Delivery Man, must deliver a package on a planet he does not fully understand.
Bear and Bird (USA) | G
Bear & Bird is about two best friends, a laid back brown bear who just wants to take it easy and an overly excited cardinal who’s one cup of coffee away from a nervous breakdown. This short features the duo in a standoff over Bear’s hygiene, or lack thereof.
Bingo! (The Netherlands) | PG
The seclusive retirement home Afterglow is a depressing end station. Fortunately, feisty elderly Gerda has one spark of joy: the weekly Bingo night. When she is one blank short of winning the game and the tiny ball suddenly disappears, she starts an absurd search in which she is willing to go to extreme lengths in order to get the outcome of that night’s bingo game.