G-AAAH! animation for young audiences
Wednesday 02 September 2020 to Sunday 06 September 2020

From 2 to 6 September, children and their parents will see the best world animation in the specialized children's program on International Festival of Actual Animation and Media Art LINOLEUM. This year the festival will take place online on the megogo.net platform.

This year, the festival’s theme is ‘Becoming Human’, and it will be developed from the point of trying to find out what actually makes us human.

A programme of animated short films presented by the British Council in partnership with Into Film, a UK organisation that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of young people. 

A variety of themes and ideas are explored within the films, that parents may sometimes find it difficult to discuss – emotions, relations with your inner self, feelings about losing someone, building relations with external world and other human beings. A selection of different animation techniques are used in the programme, which includes multi-award winners and films, officially selected by numerous international festivals. 

We suggest that the programme is suitable for families and young audiences age 5 and up.


Leave a Print (Christina S Nerland, UK, 5 mins 14 secs, 2016)

A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away. A story about losing and remembering.

This film has six awards from international festivals in Best Children Film, Best Animation, Best Music and other categories. 

Perfect World (Karni and Saul, UK, 4 mins 25 secs, 2016)

A journey through a sugary wonderland, following a boy and his mother as they wander through a frozen forest, meeting a bear and wolves. Amid magical white landscapes there are moments of danger and wonder. All ending with a mother's hug and a sugar cube.

This music video won several 'Best Animation' awards from industry-leading events including the UK Music Video Awards 2017 and the Berlin Music Video Awards.

Spindrift (Selina Wagner, UK, 11 mins 38 secs, 2017)

On a desolate island off the coast of Scotland, a young girl lives with her parents in a run-down and unloved croft by the sea. Her father has retreated far into himself and her mother can’t see past her own unhappiness, forcing the girl to survive on her own. She finds solace in the only other living thing on the island, a majestic sea eagle.

This film was nominated for BAFTA Scotland and included into official selections of over 20 international festivals. 

Perched (Liam Harris, UK, 10 mins 30 secs, 2016)

Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world.

My Mum's Got a Dodgy Brain (Emma Lazenby, UK, 6 mins, 2016)

Three children living with a parent with mental ill health, share their story and their ways to cope.

Ciclope (Bjørn-Erik Aschim, UK, 3 min 22 secs, 2016)

A flying delivery drone is carrying a package on a journey across a vast ravaged landscape. Made as the opening film to the 2016 Ciclope Festival Awards. The film was premiered in Kino International in Berlin with a Live choir on stage.

The films are shown in English with Ukrainian subtitles.