A favourite on KidTown Melbourne's winter calendar is the Little Big Shots Festival at ACMI.
The Little Big Shots Festival is Australia’s largest and longest running film festival curated especially for kids ages 2 to 12, and the 2017 program has just been released.
Held over five days across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Little Big Shots will run from Thursday 8 June to Monday 12 June.
Little Big Shots Film Festival for Kids - Bad Jubies
Sessions include animation, documentary and mockumentary, covering a variety of themes that are interesting, thought provoking, beautiful, sad, cheerful and funny and a whole lot more.
This is an opportunity for families to enjoy a collection of short films for kids from Australia and across the globe, including films from Jordan, Taiwan, Norway, Japan, Hungary, USA, UK, South Korea and The Netherlands.
This year’s program features 82 films from 20 countries, as well as boasting 10 world premieres and 40 Australian premieres.
“Little Big Shots is a highlight of ACMI’s year-round programming for children and families, complementing our popular Screen Worlds exhibition and monthly Family Sundays series. I’m delighted that we can showcase films made by, and for, kids,” says ACMI CEO and Director, Katrina Sedgwick.
Festival Director, Ben Laden says “This year's Little Big Shots is full of surprises, spills and thrills. The whole family will be delighted by this wonderful collection of shorts from award winners to quirky kid-made films. I can’t wait to introduce the next generation of film lovers and makers to the best kids’ movies of the year.”
This year’s highlights include Best of the Fest: a program packed with blockbusters and exceptional short films as chosen by the Little Big Shots Kids’ Jury; and a very special red carpet event for kids on Thursday 8 June. 2017 sees the addition of the inaugural Audience Award, as voted by kids and parents.
As part of the festival, ACMI will hold Family Virtual Reality Creation on Sunday 11 June, a special 2 hour virtual reality workshop where kids and families can create fantastic worlds they can explore together in real time.
Little Big Shots runs at ACMI between 8–12 Jun. For tickets, including discounted group passes, and information please visit acmi.net.au/little-big-shots
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
When: 8 - 12 June 2017
Tickets: From $8 - $12