Little Big Shots | International Film Festival for Kids | 23 May 2015


Little Big Shots

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

Little Big Shots is Australia’s premier international film festival for kids – celebrating 10 little BIG years!

This year the film festival will be held over one day, May 23rd, and there are four Little Big Shots packages to choose from:


  • Saturday 23 May 2015  |  9.30am
  • Ages 3 – 7 years
  • Duration 47 mins

Sleepy and Manic  ((Taiwan, 2013)

  • Sleepy Bear is a gentle, kindhearted bear who, when his friends feel anxious or restless, comes to their side and helps them fall asleep.
  • Style: Animation
  • Language: English
  • Director: Hung-Hsu Chen

Other films in this session:

Not Over (Japan), Macropolis (Northern Ireland), Sleepy and Maniac (Taiwan), Tiny Bubbles (South Africa), Lami- Episode 2 (France/Japan), Dessert Contest (USA), Lure (Croatia), South by Scooter (Australia), Grounded (USA), Shame and Glasses (Italy), Caminandes: Grand Dillama (Netherlands), and Maccupation (USA).


  • Saturday 23 May 2015  |  11.00am
  • Ages 7-12 years
  • Duration 60 mins

Chicken or the Egg  |  (USA, 2013)

  • When a pig who loves eating eggs falls in love with the hottest chicken in town, he must choose which comes first: the chicken or the egg?
  • Style: Animation
  • Language: English
  • Director Christine Kim and Elaine Wu

The Boss of My Body!  |  (Australia, 2012)

  • A music video from remote Western Australia about standing up for your rights.
  • Style: Live action music video
  • Language: English
  • Director: Leon Ewing

Other films in this session:

Estefan (USA), Mia (Belgium/Netherlands), In the Shadow (Croatia), No More Mr Mice Guy (Australia), Little Smile (India), Mushroom Monster (Norway), The Sounds of Juice (Australia), Trollday (Germany) and What a Debacle, FreddyFarkle (Australia)


  • Saturday 23 May 2015  |  12.30pm
  • Ages 5-15 years
  • Duration 60 mins

The Gallant Captain  |  (Australia, 2013)

  • A boy and his cat journey into unknown waters with a bottle, a boat and a vivid imagination.
  • Style: Animation
  • Language: English
  • Director: Katrina Mathers and Graeme Base

Lego Adventure 3: Attack of the Giant Pig!  |  (Australia, 2013)

  • A criminal steals a growth ray from a museum and wreaks havoc on Lego Town by creating a giant guinea pig.
  • Style: Child-made animation
  • Language: English
  • Director: Maxim Hussey

The Best of the Fest includes the Festival Director’s Choice, Bitseller (Spain), as well as award winners as selected by the Little Big Shots 2014 Kids Jury: Best International Film: Mia (Belgium/Netherlands) Best Adult-made Australian Film: The Gallant Captain Best Child-made Film: Lego Adventure 3: Attack of the Giant Pig! (Australia)


  • Saturday 23 May 2015  |  2.00pm
  • All Ages
  • Duration 58 mins

Abiogenesis  |  (New Zealand, 2011)

  • A strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.
  • Style: Animation
  • Language: No Dialogue
  • Director: Richard Mans

Other films in this session:

Birthday Boy (Australia), Aston’s Stones (Sweden), The Goat That Eat Time (Australia), Because You’re Gorgeous (South Africa), Brunswick Browns (Australia), The Animal Book (UK), and The Vacuum Kid (USA)


  • Date:  Saturday 23 May 2015
  • 9.30am: Little Tykes
  • 11.00am: Seven to Tween
  • 12.30pm: Best of The Fest
  • 2.00pm: 10th Birthday Celebration
  • Duration: approx. 1 hour per session
  • All Tickets $8.00
  • Suitable for ages 3 to 15

For more information, bookings and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

What Little Big Shots – International Film Festival for Kids

When Saturday 23 May 2015

Where:  Mercury Cinema | 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Who:  3-15 years

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.


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