DCA Archive

Shorts for Middle Ones


Every year, this short film collection provides a patchwork of experiences – funny, sad, thrilling, emotional and, in one particular case, a tad stomach-churning (in a very tasteful way, of course). We were helped in our selection process this year by a number of young people, who all loved the stomach-churning one, and the resulting programme presents a broad and brilliant world view.

Polar bears cross their disappearing ice floes, a stylish cat and an impoverished artist learn to create beautiful artworks together, a perfect gold heist goes horribly awry and the Mona Lisa finds herself in entirely new surroundings. And then there are a couple of very unusual chameleons: one trying to impress a potential mate, and the other? Well, let’s just say it’s a documentary that David Attenborough clearly had no involvement in…

Most of these films are dialogue free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, one story is in French with English subtitles (it’s made by those lovely folk who brought us A Cat in Paris) and another has French spoken in the background (subtitles not required).