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The following films have been selected for children ages 4 to 6. The films have been selected based on the film’s complexity, format or themes.

> Click on “Download the portfolio” in order to download the educational booklet in the language of your choice.
> If you wish to screen a film, please email Nathalie Charles (nathalie.charles@frenchculture.org)


  • Claws, Feathers, Hair and Whiskers (Griffes, plumes, poils et moustaches) (Rights holder: Institut Français) - Download the portfolio in English / French 

Directed by French and foreign animation artists, this series of 5 short movies (no dialogue) focus on the animal world. Follow the adventures of a fantastic menagerie: a tiger goes looking for his missing stripes, a caged bear who cannot sing meets a singing bird who cannot fly, a teeny-weeny fox and a daring little girl growing giant plants, an elephant struggles to find a suitable bicycle and a bird prepares to take off for the great migration. (40 min)

The Tiger Without Stripes (Le Tigre sans rayures) de Raul Robin Morales Reyes, 2018, France, 9min
The Elephant and the Bicycle (Le Vélo de l'éléphant) d'Olesya Shchukina, 2014, Belgium-France, 9min
The Tiny Fox (Le Renard minuscule) de Sylwia Szkiladz et Aline Quertain, 2015, France, 8min
In a Cage (La Cage) de Loïc Bruyère, 2016, France, 6min
La Grande migration de Louri Tcherenkov, 1996, France, 8min

  • En sortant de l'école, based on the poems by Jacques Prévert (Rights holder: Institut Français) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish

Trailer available here.

"En sortant de l'école" is a collection of animated short films - 3 minute each - which aims at matching poems with the talent and graphic creativity of young directors, just out of French animation schools. The diversity of techniques is the keystone of this project : stop motion, rostrum camera, cutout animation, digital 2D, 3D - "En sortant de l'école" draws on this simple idea : to give these promising directors a free pass so that they can make a name for themselves. (42 min)

2016 - France