Mechanical dogs, maple syrup that grows on trees and an Academy Award-winner are just some of the films that make up this year’s Little Big Film Festival program.
Organisers spend months scouring over thousands of submissions to select the perfect films for the travelling festival.
Wagga has been a regular stop on the festival’s tour since 2010 and public programs and education officer at the Museum of the Riverina, Tina de Jong, said it is always a sell-out event.
“We can fit 80 kids into the chamber and it’s full every session,” she said.
“In the past we have run it in the winter so it’s something for kids to do in school holidays.”
This year’s program features films using a range of mediums including actors, plasticine and animation, films made by Australian children and films with a strong multicultural influence.
“It gives children a different perspective and new angle on things,” Mrs de Jong said.
Festival director and CEO of Little Big Shot Film Festival Ben Laden summed up this year’s festival in one word – quirky.
Mr Laden said a lot of children who attend the festival go on to submit their own films the following year.
“We are fostering the next generation of films,” he said.
“We are programming films that are entertaining and educating.”
Cost is $2 per child accompanied by an adult or carer and bookings are essential and to be made on 6926 9655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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