Family Fun at Home

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.

Alike

 

In the daily routine of work and school, Copi tries his best to make his son, Paste, understand what is right and wrong in life. But Paste sees the world in a different light and teaches his father the importance of being creative and unique while listening to what your heart is telling you.

 

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 Joy Christie, the creator of the resource activities.

Outdoors

This is an animated story with no dialogue. It is told through the animation itself, music and sound effects. It tells the story of a little girl who knocks on her elderly neighbour's door looking for her lost pet. Whilst in her neighbour's flat she inadvertently lets out her neighbour's caged pet bird. The bird escapes through the open window. After some well intended attempts, at first separately and then together, they search for the elusive and tantalising bird. The young girl and the elderly neighbour combine their individual skills and talents to achieve a successful outcome, broadening their horizons in the process.

 

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 Lindsey Law, the creator of the resource activities.

Jonas And The Sea

JONAS AND THE SEA | ZEEZUCHT from marlies van der wel on Vimeo.

This is an animated film about Jonas who, ever since he was a child, has loved the sea. He feels most at home in the calm and relaxing world under the waves. He spends his time gathering what he can find from the beach and what is left by the sea. Jonas uses what he finds to create his, not always successful, inventions. He hopes one of these will enable him to achieve his lifelong wish, to be at one with the sea. Time passes and Jonas is becoming an old man, he does not have much time left to make his dream come 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 Lindsey Law, 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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