Valentine’s Day

Aucassin and Nicolette, by Lotte Reiniger (1975); the film follows a medieval tale of young lovers separated–and needless to say, it’s Nicolette who is brave and clever enough to get them back together again.

CUPIDON, Simon Bau, Clémentine Choplain, Marie Ecarlat, Benoît Huguet, Julien Soulage (7’18” / FRANCE)

Heartstrings – by Rhiannon Evans (3 mins, UK, 2009) Two string characters fall in love and get entangled in the pink threads that connect them at the heart.

Inspirace by Karel Zeman, 11 min, Czech Republic, 1948.
A glass blower finds inspiration inside an imaginary water drop.

Love Bugby Kat Candler, 6 min, USA 2009
A nine-year-old, bug-loving boy must work up the courage to ask a like-minded little girl out on a date. Winner of the Children’s Jury Prize for Best Live Action Short.

Minnie Loves Junior – The story of a girl’s admiration for a boy, and how she proves to him how valuable her friendship can be. (Dir. Andy and Matt Mullins, Australia, 13:40)

Shame and Glasses by Alessandro Riconda, 7 mins, Italy, 2013.
Mirko has to face his worst fear: wearing glasses. That is the only way to do his school test, but what would happen if the young girl he is secretly in love with could see him?

Premier Automne (2013), directed by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset
Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

A cupcake wishes for love. She feels sad and lonely after seeing other couples in the kitchen. If she can’t find love, she has to make it!

By Gwyneth Christoffel | 2012

The Danish Poet
Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
In The Danish Poet the narrator ponders these question as we embark on a holiday to Norway with Kaspar, a poet whose creative well has run dry.
The Danish Poet received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2007!

Olga – A sweet film about feelings, and the way that friends can help each other. In German with English subtitles. (Dir. Kai Pannen, Germany, animated, 6:14 min.)

Star-Crossed by Katie Aldworth, 9 mins, USA, 2013. Young love isn’t bound by gravity, but for Scout and Gideon, finding each other will be harder than crossing the galaxies between them.

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