WhirlyKids @ East End Film Festival

A selection of animations and films aimed at children aged 3-9, as part of the East End Film Festival's CineEast Day.

Sunday 1st July 2012, 12.30pm
Kobi Nazrul Centre (Main Hall), 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.
Admission free!

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Caterpillar by Sebaldo Pietrovito (2011)

Join the little caterpillar as he goes on a journey across the garden path...

Sebaldo is a young animator based in London with a passion for storytelling. He also specializes in illustration and papier mache sculpting.

Stompy the Bear by Charlotte Blacker (2012)

This is the story of Stompy The Bear, a character that’s shrouded in mystery. All we know about Stompy are the rumours that circulate within this catchy tune by Caspar Babypants.

Charlotte Blacker graduated from The University of Central Lancashire in 2010. Since leaving university Charlotte has won a Royal Television Society award for her animated short The Little Red Plane, a film that has been shown internationally at such festivals as Seattle Children’s Film Festival, REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival and our very own WhirlyKids last year.

Lighthouse by Kayla Parker & Media Club (2011)

Lighthouse is an animated film poem inspired by the 18th century Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe, which once stood off the coast, its light warning ships of the treacherous Eddystone rocks. Under the guidance of filmmaker Kayla Parker, students aged 14 and 15 at Media Club drew in miniature directly onto 16mm celluloid film. Their sound design captures the lighthouse’s memories.

This project was made possible by generous support from Faculty of Arts Widening Participation, Media Arts and Peninsula Arts, with Plymouth University; Plymouth Arts Centre and Sundog Media.

Schadenfreude by Amy Ashton (2011)

Schadenfreude is the story of Old Owl and his difficulty in finding solitude in his local park, which is constantly broken by Little Owl and her childish hijinks. When Old Owl's patience has been pushed to the limit by Little Owl's oblivious nuisances, he resorts to devious plans to get the peace he's after.

Coming from a fine art background, Amy Ashton is pursuing a newfound interest in animation. Working primarily with photography and illustration, Amy works between Bristol and London on her creative endeavors.

The Great Race by Martin Humphreys & Richard Maude (2009)

A true story about one-eyed racing cat Midge who loves to race against her owner Marty. The film has had international success and been screened across the USA as part of Kids First, the largest children’s film festival in the world. It also featured on BBC News and at Cannes in 2009!

Georgie by Rachel Gibson (2011)

When Georgie, a bullied young boy, finds his shadow suddenly possessed with a life of its own, he gains an unexpected friend. But his new best friend doesn't like to be ignored, and when Georgie doesn't want to play anymore, he has to face a whole different kind of bully.

Rachel has a passion for storytelling without words and a love of folk and fairy tales, stop-motion, and silhouettes. As well as working on short animated films, Rachel also devises shadow puppetry for film and live performance and coordinates a scriptwriting group.

Touché by Trevor Hardy (2011)

A cat gets more than he bargained for in this colourful and quirky animation by Trevor Hardy, a filmmaker and animator from West Sussex. Trevor’s small ‘stop-frame’ animation studio, Foolhardy Films produces broadcast quality animations for audiences across the world.