HOW TO JOIN IN

 

 

From Europe With Love is back on 27 & 28 March 2021 celebrating children's stories and films from all over Europe. We have a packed programme in store for you with 10 short animations, 3 feature films, and live online workshops from artists across the continent.
 

 

We have created a package of films and workshops which will be available to stream on our Vimeo channel.  The live workshops will be at specific times and the films will be available to watch whenever you choose. Register your interest for access to all the films and instructions on how to join each of the workshops over the weekend.


 

 

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FILMS

DOUBLE TROUBLE (TARAPATY)

This action packed film will have you on the edge of your seat. A young girl, her new friend and his dog try to find a long-lost Picasso painting in an abandoned house before a gang of burglars seize it.

FEATURE Poland

Live Action, Marta Karwowska; 2017, 1hr 25min

Recommended ages: 6+

In Polish with English subtitles

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PHANTOM BOY

This wonderful animation from the makers of A Cat In Paris is a treat for all the family. Set in New York it tells the story of a boy with special powers who must help a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to nab a notorious criminal.

FEATURE France

Animation, Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol; 2015, 1hr 24min

Recommended ages: 8+ PG

English version 

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SING SONG 

A musical film about discovering your roots, Sing Song follows teenager Jasmine as she is invited back to her home country Suriname to compete in a song contest. 

FEATURE Netherlands

Live Action, Mischa Kamp; 2017, 1hr 36mins

Recommended ages: 8+

In Dutch with English subtitles

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SHORT ANIMATIONS Programme One

Part one of two specially selected short animation programmes from the London International Animation Film Festival.  This hilarious programme meets a host of entertaining characters including a young wolf, a friendly witch and an amorous lightning bolt and will leave you in stitches.

SHORTS France, Germany, Russia

Recommended ages: all ages

Run Time: 30mins

In English

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SHORT ANIMATIONS  Programme Two

 

Part two of our specially selected short animation programmes from the London International Animation Film Festival.  Programme Two features a mix of painterly shorts bringing us close to nature; diving deep into the sea, hiding in trees and singing with the birds.

SHORTS Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland

Recommended ages: all ages 

Run Time: 30mins

In English

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WORKSHOPS

SHADOW DOODLES/LIVE WORKSHOP

Belgian director Vincent Bal unveils the art of shadowology, illuminating the treasures hidden in the shadows of everyday objects. In his hands, a square of chocolate becomes an accordion, a glass transforms into a swimming pool and a spring turns into rain.  During the workshop Vincent will show you how to create your own highly original and quirky images. Vincent’s new short film Sea Shadow will also be available to watch during the festival.

 

Live Stream Online: Saturday 27th March at 11AM

Recommended ages: all ages

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MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO DRAWING/LIVE WORKSHOP

Join Lucy McGeown from London Drawing Group as we draw the magnificent Studio Ghibli characters from My Neighbour Totoro. In this class Lucy will be guiding you step by step in drawing the classic scene when Totoro, waiting for the bus in the rain, meets young Satsuki for the first time. We recommend parents join children in these sessions as it is a lovely activity to share together!
 

Live Stream Online: Sunday 28 March at 11AM

Duration: 1 hour 
Recommended ages: 7 -12

BAKE-ALONG WITH SUZI

Learn how to make delicious little French financiers in this fun bake-along workshop with pastry chef Suzi Mahon from E5 Bakehouse. She will be taking us through an easy recipe suitable for all levels of experience and sharing her top tips from working as a pastry chef in Paris and London.


Pre-recorded 
Recommended ages: 6 +

IRISH FOLKTALE STORYTELLING

Join Kate Corkery from Irish/Jamaican duo Spud and Yam as she tells the story of ‘Hairy Roachy’. Based on an Irish folk tale the story follows three sisters as they journey to seek their fortune across Ireland, France and Spain. They have many hair raising adventures along the way and finally realise what it takes to make them happy ever after. Recorded specially for the festival at Beckenham Place Mansion, London this is perfect for children up to 12 years old.


Pre-recorded 
Recommended ages: all ages

GIFTASTIC - MAKE YOUR OWN GIFS 

In this workshop with London-based graphic designer Devi Acharya you will learn the basics of making a 6-frame gif using freely available software online. From simple hand-drawn designs to combining digital graphics and photography, you will create three eye-catching gifs that express your personality perfect for sharing with friends.

Pre-recorded 

Recommended ages: 6+

FILM POSTER COLLAGE WORKSHOP

 

Get inspired by Russian film posters such as Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929), choose your favourite film and follow this fun workshop video and make your own masterpiece film poster from newspaper and magazine cut-outs! With thanks to Laura Kloss from Lightbox Cinema.  

Pre-Recorded 

Recommended ages: 8+

Duration: 3 mins

ANIMATING WITH SAND (OR HOW TO TURN YOUR FRIEND INTO A MER-PERSON!)

Watch a merman come to life in this short animation and workshop by a Sasha Langford. Join her in Portugal as she reveals the best ways to make a life-sized animation with your friends using stop-motion animation techniques.

Pre-Recorded 

Recommended ages: all ages (with adult supervision)

Duraton: 3 mins

PARTNERS

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