Family Fun at Home

Dji Death Sails

Dji.Death sails from Voloshin Dmitri on Vimeo.

A pirate lost at sea and on his last legs is visited by an incompetent Grim Reaper. While waiting for his client to die, Dji (the Grim Reaper) investigates the contents of the pirate's treasure chest.

 

For some resources and activities to go along with this short click HERE.....Enjoy

We would like to say a big thank you to Mike Tate & Alice Black at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival, and also to Ian Cameron, the creator of the resource activities.

The Red Herring

 

In this language free comedy, Perry enjoys catching fish for the rest of his penguin friends. The trouble is that they are always hungry. One day a mysterious stranger arrives, promising a never-ending supply of fish. Are his promises too good to be true?

 

For some resources and activities to go along with this short click HERE.....Enjoy

We would like to say a big thank you to Mike Tate & Alice Black at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival, and also to Shona Brownlee, the creator of the resource activities.

Lila

"LILA" from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

Lila is a girl who creates and manipulates the world around her using her sketch book. She uses her sketches to influence the world around her to her own amusement and to the benefit of others. This is a beautifully clever short film which combines live action and animation to tell the story. As Lila wanders through her world she adds to the scenes she passes by sketching in her drawing pad and then holding it up in front of her to enhance the scene with her drawings. These seem to have a small magical effect on the people that she observes as they change their behaviours according to her images. It becomes apparent the themes dealt with are loss of loved ones in the final scene, opening up questions about how Lila has dealt with the loss of her parents.

 

For some resources and activities to go along with this short click HERE.....Enjoy

We would like to say a big thank you to Mike Tate & Alice Black at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival, and also to Ian Cameron, the creator of the resource activities.

The Cat and its Artist

An artist is in his studio repeatedly painting bananas, (his favourite subject). Meanwhile a stray cat at the open studio window is focussed on catching a bird. The cat pounces, misses the bird and lands on the studio floor. The artist is friendly to the cat and continues with his painting. A visitor (art critic) arrives to view the painting, is unimpressed and departs. The artist is devastated and retires miserably to bed. The cat tries to help the man by giving him a drink but to no avail. As the artist remains depressed the cat decides to help by adding a bird to the painting. Upon awakening the artist is appalled to see that his work of art has been desecrated. The artist and the cat fight, throwing paint at each other and in the meantime unintentionally create an abstract picture. The art critic returns, loves the picture, purchases it and leaves. The cat, who is sitting on the window ledge, is wary when the artist approaches with the offer of money, but is easily persuaded by a bowl of milk. Finally the artist and the cat co-operate to create further pieces of abstract art which they both sign.

 

For some resources and activities to go along with this short click HERE.....Enjoy

We would like to say a big thank you to Mike Tate & Alice Black at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Discovery Film Festival, and also to Sheena Lusby, the creator of the resource activities.

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
One hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance.
Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

General Enquiries: info@dunamaise.ie

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