Little Big Shots is, after all, a short film festival geared towards children aged 2 to 15 years of age, so the inclusion of talented young film makers is an inspired idea, as who better understands what interests and entertains the young audience, than the children themselves?
Little Big Shorts will open in Melbourne on Thursday, June 9 and will run until Monday, June 13, 2011. The short film program will screen at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), located at Federation Square. Also at ACMI will be a free documentary workshop entitled Kaleidoscope, which is about celebrating diversity and is a program supported by the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Over at ArtPlay, located nearby at Birrarung Marr, there will be a stop motion animation workshop, entitled Splash, which is specially designed for kids. Neither of these special events require bookings, so if you decide to view the film program with the kids, simply head over to both sites to participate in the festivities.
Tickets for the film program screening at ACMI are priced from $7, while a family ticket is at priced $24. For more information on ticketing please see the ACMI website. The short films are screening in age appropriate packages and there are ten screenings to choose from. You can book your tickets now on the ACMI website.
Once the Melbourne festivities are over, the Little Big Shorts film program will tour Australia and then will head overseas.