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Good to be Me (UK)

By Year 3 and 4, Mary Elton School
Joanna is having a bad day. Luckily something is on hand to remind her of reasons to be happy. After having some problems with her classmates, Joanna feels miserable and goes to sit in the cloakroom. Suddenly Cloakie, the coat sprite, appears and reminds her of all the good things about her time at school. This encounter gives her the confidence to resolve her difficulties.

About Year 3 and 4, Mary Elton School
Filmmaking is one element of the Curzon Community Cinema’s Start programme in which this class participated. The script and story they developed were inspired by both the silent film they had seen and discussed at the Curzon, and their in-class work on the SEAL topic, Good to be Me.

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Zombie School: A Survival Guide (UK)
Zombie School: A Survival Guide (UK) Zombie School: A Survival Guide (UK)

Zombie School: A Survival Guide (UK)

After the outbreak of a deadly virus, Sawston Village College has become a school for both humans and zombies.

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The Magic Tyre (UK)
The Magic Tyre (UK) The Magic Tyre (UK)

The Magic Tyre (UK)

A child climbs into a tyre left at the edge of the playground and suddenly begins speeding through time.

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Foolery (USA)
Foolery (USA) Foolery (USA)

Foolery (USA)

Kevin is super into himself. So into himself, in fact, that he can't see what’s right in front of him…

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Cupcakes (UK)
Cupcakes (UK) Cupcakes (UK)

Cupcakes (UK)

Three students trying to concentrate on their baking exam are distracted by other class members they have secret feelings for.

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A Journey to a Safer Place (UK)
A Journey to a Safer Place (UK) A Journey to a Safer Place (UK)

A Journey to a Safer Place (UK)

16 year-old Abdulkareem Musa Adam fled war-torn Sudan over 8 years ago. A Journey to a Safer Place is his story.

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Forest (Germany / Poland)
Forest (Germany / Poland) Forest (Germany / Poland)

Forest (Germany / Poland)

A story about a girl in the forest, surrounded by animals. Her friendship with them is changed when they are all put at risk…

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Kijkdoos (Shoebox Diorama) (The Netherlands)
Kijkdoos (Shoebox Diorama) (The Netherlands) Kijkdoos (Shoebox Diorama) (The Netherlands)

Kijkdoos (Shoebox Diorama) (The Netherlands)

A young boy makes hundreds of shoebox dioramas that transport him into different worlds and, amongst them, he encounters a woman in a red coat.

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The ABC Challenge (UK)
The ABC Challenge (UK) The ABC Challenge (UK)

The ABC Challenge (UK)

After being challenged to a BSL sign-off by an arrogant “cool” kid, an unfashionable hero seeks the help of a sign language guru.

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Cloud Control (Germany)
Cloud Control (Germany) Cloud Control (Germany)

Cloud Control (Germany)

Gardener Mrs. Holly suffers from bad weather and an annoying neighbour. Can she fix both problems at once?

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Fergus (UK)
Fergus (UK) Fergus (UK)

Fergus (UK)

Fergus is lonely. It starts to manifest in peculiar ways, in particular as a busker who won't seem to leave him alone.

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Good to be Me (UK)
Good to be Me (UK) Good to be Me (UK)

Good to be Me (UK)

Joanna is having a bad day. Luckily something is on hand to remind her of reasons to be happy.

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Titanic Sweded (UK)
Titanic Sweded (UK) Titanic Sweded (UK)

Titanic Sweded (UK)

This is the familiar story of the Titanic… but unlike any version you’ve seen before!

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Big Guns (Italy)
Big Guns (Italy) Big Guns (Italy)

Big Guns (Italy)

Three burglars seem to have chosen the wrong house to break into. A fast paced and humorous short film.

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La Guitarrista  (UK/Chile)
La Guitarrista  (UK/Chile) La Guitarrista  (UK/Chile)

La Guitarrista (UK/Chile)

The picturesque Chilean Andes form the backdrop to this cheeky tale of cowboys, kidnap and a gun-toting chase.

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The Dark Room (USA)
The Dark Room (USA) The Dark Room (USA)

The Dark Room (USA)

Photography students transform the detritus and cast-offs from their darkroom experiments into an intriguing stop-motion animation.

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How has Digital Tech Changed the Film Industry? (UK)
How has Digital Tech Changed the Film Industry? (UK) How has Digital Tech Changed the Film Industry? (UK)

How has Digital Tech Changed the Film Industry? (UK)

A short film exploring the impact that the digital revolution has had on the film industry.

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Different Drummer (USA)
Different Drummer (USA) Different Drummer (USA)

Different Drummer (USA)

He’s got the beat. A boy drums to his own rhythm, unfazed by the glances of strangers

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The Mystery Case (UK)
The Mystery Case (UK) The Mystery Case (UK)

The Mystery Case (UK)

Breaking News! Several people and a large suitcase have disappeared from the airport, and police are hunting a suitcase burglar!

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Au moins il reste du Rhum ! (At least there’s some rum left !) (Canada)
Au moins il reste du Rhum ! (At least there’s some rum left !) (Canada) Au moins il reste du Rhum ! (At least there’s some rum left !) (Canada)

Au moins il reste du Rhum ! (At least there’s some rum left !) (Canada)

A pirate fights to save his ship from a storm in this turbulent animation.

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Private Games (UK)
Private Games (UK) Private Games (UK)

Private Games (UK)

Serial killer Cronos explains why he does what he does. Adapted from the book “Private Games”.

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When I met Dottie (Canada)
When I met Dottie (Canada) When I met Dottie (Canada)

When I met Dottie (Canada)

A young girl makes an unusual discovery in her playhouse.

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Savaitgalis ateina (The Weekend is to Come) (Lithuania)
Savaitgalis ateina (The Weekend is to Come) (Lithuania) Savaitgalis ateina (The Weekend is to Come) (Lithuania)

Savaitgalis ateina (The Weekend is to Come) (Lithuania)

A man counts down the hours to his weekend, but who knows what could happen before?

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Bad Dog (UK)
Bad Dog (UK) Bad Dog (UK)

Bad Dog (UK)

What does your dog get up to when you're gone?

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Polar Where (UK)
Polar Where (UK) Polar Where (UK)

Polar Where (UK)

A polar bear is searching for his missing friend. But he can’t see what’s in front of his eyes.