Children's Film Festival | In collaboration with Canada


The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights, and values. Join us for this fun and educational monthly film screenings!

Presented in collaboration with Canada in India (High Commission of Canada)

1) Energy and Matter
Directed by Joseph Koenig | 1996 | 9 min

A look at energy and what it is, designed to encourage understanding and experimentation among even the youngest of budding physicists. This film pictures energy in familiar forms--light, heat, motion, etc.--and shows its origin in the sun. The illustration is cartoon-style, with colour and movement appealing to youthful imaginations.

2) Roses Sing A New Snow
Directed by David Verrall & Tamara Lynch | 2001 | 7 min

Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China arrives for a sumptuous banquet, Maylin's father serves him her special dish, Roses Sing on New Snow. The visitor is so impressed that he demands the recipe! After her brothers fail miserably at recreating it, the father must call for his daughter. Maylin demonstrates as the dignitary follows every step. After tasting his own cooking, the man realizes he cannot duplicate the dish. The chef is the most important ingredient of all!
Maylin finally receives the credit she deserves for her inspired fusion of Old and New World cuisine.

3) How We Kept Mother's Day
Directed by Floyd Elliott & Tamara Lynch | 1995 | 10 min

When the celebration of Mother's Day was introduced around 1910, Stephen Leacock observed the quaint idea with a short story. The family in Leacock's version turns the idea to their advantage, taking a splendid holiday in the country, leaving Mother behind to enjoy her special day in peace.

4) The Animal Movie
Directed by Sidney Goldsmith | 1996 | 10 min

An animated cartoon to help children explore why and how animals move as they do. A little boy discovers that he cannot compete with a monkey, a snake or a horse by imitating the way they move. He can only outdistance them when he climbs into a vehicle that can travel in any environment, proving that while other animals are trapped by their environment, humans, the inventors, are not.

5) 64,000,000 years ago
Directed by John Taylor & George Johnson | 1981 | 11 min

This short animated film for children looks at the last of the great dinosaurs to stalk the central plains of North America. Lifelike models of ornithomimus, edmontosaur, and triceratops recreate the late Cretaceous period, offering a view of how our world may have looked 64 000 000 years ago.

6) The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin
Directed by Janet Perlman | 1981 | 10 min

A 1981 Oscar® nominee with the leading role played by a mistreated, romantic penguin, with hilarious results! Cinderella Penguin loses her magic flipper as she runs to meet her midnight deadline, but all ends well when Prince Charming finds the right webbed foot.

7) Matrioska
1970 | 4 min

The protagonists of this animated short are Russian dolls, also known as matryoshka dolls, or babushka dolls - sets of beautifully painted wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that nestle one inside the other. Here, the dolls dance, twirl and swirl to Russian tunes before hopping back into the mother figure.

Date: 19th Jan 2020
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm
Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Limited seating on first come, first served basis.
Museum Entry Ticket Applicable

Kindly note that eatables will not be allowed in the Education Centre where the screening will take place

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