little big shots melbourne international children's film festival

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The Djarn Djarns
Thursday 16 June - Sunday 19 June 2005

Films to amaze and delight kids - for kids, about kids and even by kids!

Perfect for children aged 7 to 15, Little Big Shots is an inspiring and fun-filled festival of the best in Australian and international films for children.

Tickets $5

Presented by Media Giants and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Major Sponsor: Nickelodeon.
Government Sponsor: Australian Film Commission.
Media Partner: The Age
Other Sponsors: ACTF and Wesley College

Parental Advice
Many of the films screening in Little Big Shots have not been rated by the Office of Film and Literature classification as they have not previously screened in Australia. The OFLC has granted an exemption permitting General Admission to all sessions except Polleke and Zulaika for which persons under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or teacher. Birthday Boy, screening in Big Shots, Small Packages #2 has been rated PG.

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big shots, small packages #1

Films include Binta and the Great Idea (Spain/Senegal), Our Story (Mexico), Nando (The Netherlands), Snout (Germany) and A Tween's Life (USA).

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hands on animation

This one-hour workshop focuses on the creation of the beautiful claymation The Orphan Boy, made by children from western Arnhem Land.

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big screen yarning

A Q&A workshop and screening of The Djarn Djarns, the story of a friendship between four young boys.

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big shots, small packages #2

Films include Nits (UK), Arif Hossein (Denmark/Bangladesh), Nine Times Eight (Canada), Monkey Shines (USA) and Birthday Boy (Australia).

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As an aspiring poet, there's a lot going on for 11-year-old Dutch girl Polleke to write about.

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big shots, small packages #3

Films include Binta and the Great Idea (Spain/Senegal), Our Story (Mexico), Stormy Night (Canada), Passing Hearts (Sweden) and Blue Dog Blues (UK).

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Zulaika, a savvy 12-year-old living in the West Indies, desperately wants to finish her school year but her grandmother isn't helping.

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