Bhaudaji Children’s Film Festival 15th Edition
Drop in for the Museum's 15th edition of Children’s Film Festival featuring exciting animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values.
Join the museum for these exciting films and learn something from them!
Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai.
Total running time 66 mins.
Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Museum Entry fee applicable
Adult Rs. 10/-
Child Rs. 5/-
Kindly note that eatables will not be allowed in the Education Centre where the screening will take place.
1. Cat's Cradle Paul Driessen |1974 | 10 min
This short animated fable stars witches, cloaked riders and other Gothic characters, in a tale about the hungry natural world. Here the artist plays cat's cradle with ideas, especially the notion that one thing leads to another and that lives lead from one to another. Without words but featuring a witch's brew of sounds.
2. Every Child | Eugene Fedorenko | 1979 | 6 min
This animated short follows an unwanted baby who is passed from house to house until he is taken in and cared for by two homeless men. The film is the Canadian contribution to an hour-long feature film celebrating UNESCO's Year of the Child (1979). It illustrates one of the ten principles of the Declaration of Children's Rights: every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. The film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.
3. Every Dog's Guide to Complete Home Safety | Les Drew | 1986 | 10 min
This hilarious short animation offers over 40 safety tips for homes with infants and young children. The film's hero is a very earnest, somewhat pompous, but endearing dog called Wally. A "professional" in home safety, Wally is assigned to a house with an infant whose parents have little safety consciousness. Accidents and near-accidents succeed each other with lightning speed, constantly putting Wally to the test.
4. Hot Stuff | Zlatko Grgic | 1971 | 9 min
This tongue-in-cheek animated short serves as a cautionary tale against the hazards of fire. Early humans were given the gift of fire, but warned against the dangers, warnings that eventually fell by the wayside. In modern society, overloaded electrical sockets, smouldering cigarettes and other dangers lay around every corner, posing possible threats to life and property.
5. Pigbird | Richard Condie |1981 | 3 min
This Richard Condie animated short tells the zany story of a cagey citizen's success at getting a forbidden “animal” through customs and the disastrous results that follow. A humorous reminder that health and safety rules are made for a reason and broken at everyone's peril.
6. Moon Man | Paul Morstad | 2004 | 3 min
Moon Man is an animated short inspired by the song “Moon Man Newfie,” composed and sung by Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors. It tells the story of folk hero Codfish Dan, who made Newfoundland history after a lucky fishing trip on the Milky Way.
7. Hunger | Peter Foldès | 1973 | 11 min
In this animated short, director Peter Foldès depicts one man’s descent into greed and gluttony. Rapidly dissolving and ever-evolving images create a contrast between abundance and want. One of the first films to use computer animation, this satire serves as a cautionary tale against self-indulgence in a world still plagued by hunger and poverty.
8. Canon | Norman McLaren & Grant Munro | 1964 | 9 min
This short animation explores the “canon”, a form of musical "round" in which each singer picks up the words and tune of a song after the preceding singer. Through a combination of animation and live action, this lively musical film demonstrates, without dialogue, the many patterns that a canon can take depending on the number of participants and the length of the piece of music in question.
9. Arkelope | Roslyn Schwartz | 1994 | 5 min
Arkelope is an animated short that takes a pointed look at endangered species and human indifference. When a middle-aged couple come across a nature documentary on the decline of the arkelope while channel-surfing, they learn that although the species has managed to survive a variety of natural disasters, it is now in imminent danger of extinction due to man's short-sightedness.