Children’s Cinema Club: Famous Fred + Animated Shorts, Workshop & Q&A

Children’s Cinema Club: Famous Fred + Animated Shorts, Workshop & Q&A

Famous Fred + Animated Shorts, Workshop & Q&A


Director: Joanna Quinn
Runtime: approx 1.5 hrs
Venue: BFI
Date: Sun 13th April, 2014
Time: 2pm (workshop drop in session from 1pm)


This Easter holiday, join us for a special CHILDREN’S CINEMA CLUB at the BFI, exploring the joys of animation.

Joanna Quinn’s BAFTA-winning, Oscar® nominated FAMOUS FRED headlines this special programme for 5-10 year olds. Voiced by the ever-chuckle-worthy LENNY HENRY, Famous Fred follows a lovably lazy cat who secretly moonlights as a feline singing sensation.

The screening will be preceded by a ‘MAKE-YOUR-OWN ANIMATION’ WORKSHOP – a unique chance for kids to bring their own animations to life, with a WORLD PREMIERE OF THE RESULTING FILM showing on the BIG SCREEN! The event will also feature more great animated shorts for children and a chance to speak directly to filmmakers in a Q&A SESSION.


Shorts + Film Programme

– Nain Geant dir Fabienne Giezendanner, Switzerland/France 2013

A young Inuit girl meets a giant ogre with the power to change his size by sneezing.

– High Above The Sky dir Kim Noce & Shaun Clark, UK 2012

Leo’s dad takes him on a shopping trip to stop him screaming – and a magical journey begins from the supermarket.

– Blood Of The Bear dir Lottie Kingslake, UK 2012

An unexpected encounter with a great white bear helps a young boy deal with his father’s illness.

– Holding Brothers’ Hand Or How The Jelly Explodes dir Kiana Naghshineh, Germany  2013

Brothers can be too annoying for words, but danger strikes they always look out for each another.

– Hannah And The Moon dir Kate Charter, UK 2012

Hannah’s mum is always too busy to notice her daughter so Hannah decides to make friends with the moon.

– Lights Out! Into The Shell! Dir Verena Fels, Germany 2012

A thunderstorm can be really scary, so the best thing to do is cuddle up inside the snail shell and wait till it’s over…

– Snowflake dir Natalia Chernysheva, Russia 2012

When a little African boy receives a paper snowflake in a letter, he longs to know what real snow is like.

– Famous Fred dir Joanna Quinn, UK 1996

When their pet cat Fred passes away, a family discovers he wasn’t any ordinary pet – but the most famous singing cat in the world.