Children's and family cinema section. Biblioteca Central de Cantabria.

    ANIMATION - Part 1 (64 min.)


    TUESDAY 10th // 12:00h

  • Blossom (2020)

    Xue-zhen Zhang & Zheng-han Zhang

    Taiwan // 7 min.

    Facing memory, what one really needs to do is to remember those beautiful rather than to forget all.

  • El titiritero (2020)

    Rubén Hengesbach

    Spain // 18 min.

    Once upon a time there was an orfan boy that lived in a small, old and sad village. But then the village recieved an unespected visit from a Puppeteer, who brought joy to (almost) everybody. Althoug three of the villagers: the Major, the Captain and the Banker, reminded suspicious about that misterious man.

    - Selections:

    Festimatge Calella, 2021, Spain

    Festival Iberoamericano de Cinema de Sergipe, 2021, Brasil

    Festival FESCILMAR Sta. Cruz del mar / Katowicce

    Festival Chulpicine, 2021, Ecuador

  • Hope (2020)

    Yu-chieh Chui

    Taiwan // 7 min.

    The monster is eager to have accomplishment so that he continued to play with his doll but couldn't receive any response. One day, he found there are many lanterns flying in the sky. He imitated the lantern's fragment to make a lantern made with leaves. Then he put out the lantern he made, and make a wish. However, there is nothing happen until he met it...

  • Piccolino. Una aventura en la ciudad (2020)

    Giovanni Maccelli

    Spain // 12 min.

    Piccolino is a worm that lives happily inside an apple in the countryside until one day when he goes outside he discovers that his apple is no longer hanging from a tree, but pounded and thrown away in the alley of a large city. The hustle and bustle of the city scares Piccolino until he finds Lola, a cockroach and a wealth of resources to survive the dangers that are presented to the inhabitants of this micro-world on the streets of a city. Together they will overcome fears thanks to collaboration and friendship.

    - Selections:

    Baixada Animada - Mostra Ibero-americana De Cinema De Animação, 2021, Brasil

    Cini - Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, 2021, Peru

    Muestra De Cortometrajes AsociaciÓn De Cine Bardem, 2020, Spain

  • Kao (2020)

    Jacobo Arcila

    Colombia // 5 min.

    In a vast mountain complex, we see a group of kids climbing up some stairs, each one of them has a ball in their hands. Way behind of the group is Kao, who runs uphill to reach his friends. When he gets on top of the mountain, completely exhausted, Kao follows his friends through a tree-formed tunnel which leads to a mysterious temple, characterized by an old log located in the center. When the the kids get closer to the log, each ball slowly starts to glow until they magically transform into majestic creatures. Kao is very eager to meet his new companion, however his excitement fades away when he notices his ball transformed into a multicolored-wingless bird, with a big feather on top of its head.

  • Vuela (2020)

    Carlos Gómez & Mira Sagrado

    Spain // 15 min.

    Fly is the story of a bird that has a deformed wing that prevents it from migrating. Abandoned by his flock, he sinks in despair. Everything changes the day Pio-Pio appears. This defenseless chick gives him joy and a sense of purpose in life. Until one day destiny makes him do things that he wouldnt even do for himself, such as flying.

    - Selections:

    Libertas Artis, 2021, Spain

    Watoto International Film Festival - Zanzibar, 2021, Tanzania

    Cini - Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, 2021, Peru

    ANIMATION - Part 2 (63 min.)


    Wednesday 11th // 12:00h

  • Cola de sirena (2020)

    Alba Barbé Serra & Miquel Muntaner Marcè

    Spain // 7 min.

    Roque was disoriented. They told him that he was a human and that he could become a siren. He didn't understand why it was one thing that had to become another. Also forever! One thing or the other. Black or white. Meat or fish. Boy or girl. Human or siren ... As if there were only two options! Can't a decision also be that you don't want to make a decision?
    Siren’s tail is a Stop-motion Animated Short Film aiming to raise awareness of gender stereotypes and diversity, as well as promoting the free development of gender identity among children and young people. It is a tool that aims to combat discrimination and bullying, as well as guaranteeing effective protection of equal treatment and opportunities.

    - Selections:

    1. Formiga Film Festival. Mostra de Cinema Social y Cooperativo. Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain. 2020

    11. Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya. Girona, Puigcerdà, Spain. 2020

    6. Directed by Women, Madrid, Spain. 2020

    25. Certamen Nacional de Creación Audiovisual de Cabra. Córdoba, Spain. 2020

    4. Moga Mostra D`orgull Gandia Curtmetratges LGTBI, Spain. 2020

    25o Festival de Cine español de Toulouse y Midi-Pyrénées (CINESPAÑA). France. 2020

    6. Directed by Women, Mallorca, Spain. 2020

    25o Seattle Queer Film Festival. USA. 2020

    46. FILMETS Badalona Film Festival. Barcelona, Spain. 2020

    39o Uppsala International Short Film Festival. Sweden. 2020

    9. XS Puçol, Spain. 2020

    28o Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade. Brazil. 2020

    37o Chicago International Children's Film Festival. USA. 2020

    23. FanCineGay - Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT de Extremadura, Spain. 2020

    21. Festival de Corto de Eibar 'Asier Errasti'. Guipúzcoa, Spain. 2020

    32. FICA. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo - MiniFica, Spain. 2020

    22o Ícaro, Festival Internacional de Cine en Centroamérica. Guatemala. 2020

    4o Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo. USA. 2020

    4. Animacción. Festival Internacional de Cine de Animación. A Coruña, Spain. 2020

    33o Minimalen Short Film Festival. Norway. 2021

    5. PequeFilmes. Festival Internacional de cine para niños de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2021

    6o Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil Pichikeche. Chile. 2021

    16o Children's Film Festival Seattle. USA. 2021

    4o Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, SANFICI. Colombia. 2021

    25. ANIMAC Muestra Internacional de Cine de Animación de Lleida, Spain. 2021

    2. Premio Cortometrajes en Catalán - Premis Castellitx. Algaida, Spain. 2021

    13o Milwaukee Film Festival. USA. 2021

    3. Filmserè - Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges de La Florida. Barcelona, Spain. 2021

    20. CINHOMO. Diversidad sexual y derechos humanos en Valladolid. Fund. Spain. 2021

    Mieres Film Festival. Mieres (Galicia) Spain. 2021

    9o BIOBIOCINE Festival Internacional de Cine de Concepción - Hecho para la niñez. Chile. 2021

    6o FECHA - Festival de Cine Hispanófono de Atenas. Greece. 2021

    10o Rio Festival de Gênero & Sexualidade no Cinema. Brazil 19o Fantoche. International Animation Film Festival. Switzerland. 2021

    - Awards:

    Premio del público, 28o Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade. Brazil. 2020

  • Goodnight Spa (2020)

    Emilio Gallego & Jesús Gallego

    Spain // 12 min.

    Every morning at sunrise, the pillows everyone in the world have slept on travel to the magical world of Goodnight Spa. A spa where they relax in warm baths, get dry and perfumed in special dryers and, above all, download the dreams they’ve absorbed during the night.
    This is the story of Newby, a pillow on his very first visit to Goodnight Spa. He will meet other pillows there, as well as learning how this very special Spa works and finding out what his owner, a little boy named Oscar.

  • Cenicienta Swing (2020)

    Myriam Ballesteros

    Spain // 3 min.

    At the Brothers Grimm high school, where all the teens from the Kingdom of Once Upon a Time go, it's prom time. During the prom Prince Charming is kidnapped by a giant, and Cinderella goes to his rescue. Get ready to be surprised.

    - Selections:

    Cini - Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, 2021, Peru

    Festicinekids Cartagena, 2020, Colombia

    Festival Internacional De Cine Infantil Y Juvenil, Calibelula, 2020, Colombia

  • Morgan, la orca valiente (2020)

    Marcos Martín Muñoz

    Spain // 15 min.

    Morgan, a brave orca, after suffering an accident loses her family in the immensity of the ocean. On her journey full of challenges and adventures she meets new friends who help her find a new family and a new home.

    - Selections:

    Watoto International Film Festival - Zanzibar, 2021, Tanzania

  • Pursuing (2020)

    Zhen-sun Jiang

    Taiwan // 4 min.

    This animation is about a ladybug that continuously chases the light and gets lost in the human world. In life, people are attracted to different objects and aimed at finding the only value in mind. One might say, what drives us is not the light in front of us but the obsession inside the heart. After all, light is nothing but light.

  • Blue & Malone. Casos imposibles (2020)

    Abraham López

    Spain // 20 min.

    Berta visits the old theater where her grandmother used to work the night before its demolition. She'll find out that it's not completely abandoned. Mortando Malone and Big Blue Cat, her old imaginary friends, are there to help her solve an impossible case: recover her wish to dream.

    - Selections:

    Mecal Pro, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona, 2021, Spain

    Watoto International Film Festival - Zanzibar, 2021, Tanzania

    Cini - Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, 2021, Perú

    Festival Internacional De Cine Infantil Y Juvenil, Calibelula, 2020, Colombia

    Curtas – Festival De Lo Imaginario, 2020, Spain

    Festival Internacional De Cine De Peligros, 2020, Spain

    Festival de Cine de Infancia y Adolescencia Ciudad de Bogotá, 2020, Colombia

    Luna De Cortos, Festival de Cortometrajes del Órbigo, 2020, Spain



    THURSDAY 12th // 12:00h

  • Tesoro Tesoro

    Giovanni Maccelli

    2021 // Spain // 90 min.

    What if we put Le Parody in a school and let her be the center of gravity of all activities for an entire year? Could art be the way for children and teachers to find a new motivation to go together towards the same goal? This documentary brings us to the classroom to discover the importance of music for boys and girls. A unique project, an experience that has forever changed this educational community.

    Giovanni Maccelli was born in Prato (Italy) in 1977. After studying film at the University of Florence and at the Scuola Immagina, in 2003 he moved to Madrid where he created his own production company, Zampanò Producciones, together with his partner Carlota Coronado.
    He alternates the work of director, producer and animator with teaching as animation professor, working for institutions such as: University of Malaga, Filmoteca, Istituto Europeo di Design, CIMA, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, ALCINE, ICAIC Youth Show (Havana), etc...
    His short and feature film projects have won more than 250 awards and 1,275 selections at international festivals and the Goya® Award for best animated short 2015 with Juan y la Nube.

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    Friday 13th // 12:00h

  • Marcelino, el mejor payaso del mundo

    Germán Roda

    2020 // Spain // 80 min.

    Marcelino Orbés, born in Jaca (Spain), was the best clown in the world from 1900 to 1914, triumphing in London and New York. He was the best and most acclaimed in the largest entertainment industry of the time. He was a clown, clown, acrobat and a comedian admired by Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton said he was the best in the world.

    Germán Roda (1975), graduated in Communication Sciences and Superior Technician in Audiovisuals and Shows. He has directed, written and edited the documentaries "600 years without rest!", "The years of smoke", "Goya XXIth century", "Disassembling death" or "Game of Spies", having participated in SEMINCI, FICX, Setubal , etc. ... Among other works, he directed the multiple award "My dad is a film director" and the fiction feature film "El Encamado" (2012).

Selection of animation works and movies in the morning for all audiences.
Free entrance, until capacity is completed.