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by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas

2012 program announced!

After working through all the fantastic entries received for the 2012 festival the LBS team have made the final program selections for this year's event!

You can now view all the films and packages for 2012 here.

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Touring dates confirmed for 2012!

Demand for the LBS films is running high again this year with the following venues confirmed for the 2012 tour:

Melbourne    9 - 13 June, ACMI
Brisbane      4 - 6 July, Powerhouse Museum
Canberra      11 - 20 July, Nat Film & Sound Archive
Adelaide      12 - 14 July, Adelaide Festival Centre
Sydney        26 - 29 July, Sydney Opera House
Perth           8 - 21 October, Awesome Festival

More dates will be going up during the year so keep checking the website for the LBS screening nearest you. We'll let you know as soon as bookings open online for our first venue, ACMI in Melbourne. 

And it's not just the big cities - this year we will be heading to Wagga Wagga, Warrnambool, Yarra Ranges, Townsville and Kyneton with more to be confirmed soon.

Feast of Oz films made for & by kids

This year we've got a bumper crop of Australian films for you to enjoy, both live-action and animated.

Highlights include Play Lunch by Perth-based director Cassie Nguyen. Cassie and Chantelle, the young star of the film, will be a special guests at the Melbourne festival. We're also thrilled to be bringing you the hilarious animated tale of caveman Gus from Australian director Andrew Martin.

Highlights from our younger filmmakers include Buzz Off! created by kids from Yarraville West Primary and The Locket by 17 year old Victorian Blake Boricich. 

We would like to thank our accomodation sponsor Quest East Melbourne Apartments for their generous support of our Melbourne guests.

International films 

Some of the international highlights this year are Jacob Frey's hilarious film, Bob (Germany), about an energetic hamster, Wouter Bongaerts' wonderful Mouse for Sale (Belgium), and the fantastically dark moral tale, Junk (UK), by Kirk Hendy. 

ASRC film puppetry workshops

We are currently working on an exciting project together with the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. We've engaged puppeteer Johannes Scherpenhausen and filmmaker Jackson Castiglione to work with kids from the ASRC on a series of workshops and will be unveiling the resulting film later in the year. In the meantime they're all having a ball!

If you're interested in supporting the work of our friends at the ASRC you can find donation details on their website.

Supporting the festival

Would you like to help bring the kids of Australia great new Australian and international film programs?

At Little Big Shots we're passionate about the quality of screen experience and education our children receive. If you would like to help us make it happen you can donate to the festival through our website or by giving Director Ben Laden a call on 03 9426 5927.

It's tax deductible too!

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