DCA Archive

Discovery’s Winter Shorts - School Screening


Over the years Discovery has shown a huge number of short films from all around the world on every topic under the sun, and in every possible style of animation and story-telling. Earlier this year, as part of DCA’s 20th birthday celebrations, we collected together some of our favourites from over the years, and were delighted with the audiences’ response to some familiar faces popping back up on the big screen. Inspired by this enthusiasm, we have put together a new collection of some previously shown films that we think deserve a second outing – all on the theme of winter.

Funnily enough, penguins feature prominently. There is a penguin waiter at a party who is determined to maintain the very highest standards of customer care (regardless of local icy conditions), a family of penguins who learn the perils of overfishing and some others who find that adding chilli peppers to their frozen environment can have a devastating impact. Plus we see polar bears adapting to the shrinking ice floes, and see what the impact of a sudden fall of snow on the African plains might be for all the animals living there.

All the films are dialogue free.

If you’re not quite sure how these films can be used in your classroom, come to one of our hands-on CLPL sessions.

Dirs: Various
Various countries 2012-18 / 45m / Age 5+
No dialogue

We are open for school bookings from 11:00 on Thu 22 August until Fri 1 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview).

Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 25 September.

To book, please call DCA Box Office on 01382 432 444.