DCA Archive

Shorts for Middle Ones - School Screening


Always fresh and hugely imaginative, each of the short films in this compendium offers its own unique take on storytelling and dramatic style. Representing countries such as France, Switzerland, Estonia, South Africa, the Czech Republic and the UK, audiences from the age of 8 upwards will find lots to enjoy within the huge variety of the films on offer.

We watch birds of a feather learning to flock together, discover the reasons for a young boy’s obsessive interest in hedgehogs and see the (self-professed) world’s finest mountain rescue team in action saving a stranded, and very unlucky, Alpine skier. One film looks at a very special relationship between a boy and his grandfather, and how their shared hobby of kite flying holds them together during difficult times. There’s an introduction to absurdism involving a tricycle and a pear, a high diving competition between very ill-matched contestants and a vision of a topsy-turvy world in which parents and children swap places and behaviours.

Nearly all the films are dialogue free, with a couple in English – and one which has some brief subtitling of the original French. 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 2017-19 / 60m / Age 8+
English, dialogue free or (in one film) French with subtitles

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.