LYFF on Tour is coming to Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax with a delightful collection of short films from around the globe that are perfect for sparking young imaginations.

Our shorts programme offers you and your little ones a chance to take a mini cinema break from all the excitement and discovery that goes on when you visit Eureka. What’s more, the screenings are totally FREE with a standard admission ticket. Just visit the Information Desk to book your place. 

Screening at weekends and Bank holidays from Sat 23 March to Sun 14 April.

This event is part of the 25th Leeds Young Film Festival, bringing you award-winning family cinema and hands-on filmmaking experiences for young people. We are also screening short films at Kirkgate Market and Carriageworks Theatre over Easter. 


The Eureka! Short film programme 

Animanimals: Rhino
Dir. Julia Ocker
The rhino is looking forward to his date with the rhino lady.

Animanimals: Dormouse 
Dir. Julia Ocker 
The dormouse overslept and missed his birthday party.

Animanimals: Pufferfish
Dir. Julia Ocker 
In an ocean full of big, bad fish, the pufferfish is trying to seem as big and strong as possible.

Animanimals: Beaver
Dir. Julia Ocker 
The mouse rescues a starving beaver from an island.

Dir. Alexandra Allen
A hungry fox fights for the last berry at the top of the tree.

Dir. Natalia Chernysheva
A sunflower unlike the others decides to change the way things are supposed to happen. Forget the sun, there’s the moon!

The Sound Collector
Dir. Chris Tichborne, Barry J C Purves
Explore the world through the eyes and ears of a tiny Sound Collector.

Bimo Xinglü (My Mum is an Aeroplane)
Dir. Annlin Chao
A piece of food in the beak of a bird becomes a man traveling through the landscapes of four important paintings from China's art history. Being a creature that has been created from colour and form he begins to take on any shape, turns from being a man to being a bird to being a tree. Traveling has a different meaning if you think of it in an animation context: It is not so much moving from here to there but rather about becoming one thing and then another.

Travel Bug
Dir. Elie Haf Walters
Milson the caterpillar leaves his house in the woods to embark on a new adventure to the beach. First, he goes to the airport to show his passport, go through security and make it to his flight on time. After landing, Milson rushes to the tourist shop to buy, write and send a postcard. Now he can relax and enjoy his holiday. He goes on an open-top bus tour, an appointment at the spa and a swim in the pool. Once he gets home the postcard arrives, and he can add it to his wall of postcards before picking up his globe to decide where he’s going next.

Tümpel (Pond)
Dir. Lena Von Döhren, Eva Rust
A shoal of herrings, adopting fantastic formations, roams the vast ocean. When seagulls suddenly attack, one small herring finds itself stranded in a tidal pool. As it searches desperately for a way out, it discovers many other sea creatures here. And now there is no time for fear: only by joining forces can they hope to defend themselves against the hungry seagull.

Boris - Noris
Dir. Laura-Beth Cowley
A man gathering drift items of the seashore comes across something surprising. Based on a set of twins from my home down, on the Jurassic coast of England. Boris-Noris is a short stop-motion comedy about NOT sharing.

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