10/11/2017.- The commitment of the festival to reach out to all audiences once again takes shape in Miniminci, the non-competitive exhibition of films directed specifically at children between 7 and 12 years old. This is the fifth consecutive year Miniminci is being held.
Recent works of animation and two classic works by Charlie Chaplin, The Circus and The Kid, will be part of the cycle. In this edition, Miniminci will grow to provide nine days of programming, as compared to the five days of previous years. It even extends to the two weekends of the Seminci, so that children can go to the cinema with their families.
Miniminci’s screenings will return to their usual venues: the Miguel Delibes Auditorium and the Laboratory of the Arts (LAVA). New to this year, the Cervantes Theater will also act as a venue for Miniminci. In addition to the two films starring Chaplin, whose special showings will be accompanied by the live music of a pianist, the cycle includes tickets to El extraordinario viaje de Lucius Dumb [The Extraordinary Voyage of Lucius Dumb], by Maite Ruiz de Austri; Lichozrouti [The Oddsockeaters] by Galina Miklínová; The Little Prince, by Mark Osborne; Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon, by Pierre Greco and Nancy Florence Savard; and Les oiseaux de passage [Birds of Passage], by Olivier Ringer. The feature film section will be completed with Chuck Powers’ Ribbit; A Stork’s Journey, by Toby Genkel and Reza Memari; Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt [Robby, Toby, and the Fantastic Journey]. by Wolfgang Groos; Savva. Serdtse voina [A Warrior’s Tail], by Maksim Fadeev; Ted Sieger’s Molly Monster the Movie, by Michael Ekbladh, Matthias Bruhn and Ted Sieger; Teresa eta Galtzagorr [Teresa and Tim], by Agurtzane Intxaurraga, and Tesoros [Treasures], by Maria Novaro.
In addition, three short film sessions will be programmed: La Chouette entre veille et sommeil [The soup of stones and other tales of setback] will show works of several French directors; under the title of La Fontaine fait son cinéma [Fontaine Becomes Cinema] short films from France and Belgium will be screened; and Menudos héroes [Little Heroes] will exhibit works by creators from Ireland, Hungary, Spain and France.