On The Pulse – Shorts for Shorties 2019

Event Overview


SHORTS FOR SHORTIES 2019 – Especially curated by Cinemagic, this is a collection of new short animations designed to appeal to young children. They express colourful, exciting and easy to follow stories, either in English or with no dialogue.

SAM’S DREAM (France)
On a sunny spring morning, a small mouse decides to make his dream come true, quite a crazy dream: flying with swallows.

A TIGER WITH NO STRIPES (France/Switzerland)
A little tiger decides to take a long journey in search of his stripes.

6.1 (Russia)
A Girl and Cat are playing checkers. The cat loses over and over. But when a train goes into a tunnel, surprising things happen.

BELLY FLOP (South Africa)
Persistence pays off when an unashamed young girl leaning to dive is unperturbed by a talented diver who steals the spotlight.

Miriam and her family head to the lake to go camping. Naturally, the chicken is along as well! While all of them are slumbering peacefully after a wonderful day of nature, with swims in the lake and grilled sausages, the restless chicken makes the acquaintance of spooky night creatures.

COUCOULEURS (Switzerland)
In a large forest where single-coloured birds live, everyone has found their place in a tree that looks like them. But what happens when a bird has two colours?

CYCLE (The Netherlands)
When a young girl is taught to ride a bike by her grandfather she discovers that true adventure begins where the road ends.

MATILDA (France)
Matilda can’t get to sleep and starts playing with her bedside lamp until the lightbulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

TO & KYO (Japan)
Two little creatures chase each other around the busy streets of Toyko as they play a game that has lasted hundreds of years.

LOST AND FOUND (Australia)
A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.

The young princess Maria is fed up with her family and escapes into the dangerous forest in order to live among monsters, and become her true self.

Duration 60 mins approx.

Under 2 year olds free of charge (no ticket required). All other audience members require a ticket.

Funding is provided by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.

Film: U

Ticket Information

  • Ticket price: £3.00 + £0.30 Booking fee = £3.30

When & Where

  • From:Mar 16, 2019,1:00 PM
  • To:Mar 16, 2019,2:00 PM
  • Location:
    Ulster Museum

    Botanic Gardens, BT9 5AB, belfast.

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