LYFF is hitting the road with an exciting short film tour across the North of England!

Get ready for an adorable lineup of nature, animal and science-y themed short films perfect for kids, showing at fantastic venues like Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax and Wallasey, The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, and Breeze Healthy Holiday Camps.

The Little Bird and the Bees

Dir. Lena von Dörhen | 4 mins

High above, the small bird enjoys the flowers of its maple tree. A mysterious humming that needs to be fathomed sends him on a journey into a magical world of flowers. Of course, the fiery red fox is soon on the little bird’s heels. Trailed by bad luck the fox makes acquaintance with the hard-working bees. The final encounter with the beehive results into a rather unpleasant surprise for the troublemaker.

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar

Dir. Lena von Döhren | 4 mins

The little bird has plenty of peace and quiet high up in its tree, at least until an unexpected guest shows up. The brash caterpillar’s keen on devouring the green leaves that the little bird has cared for so tenderly. During the ensuing showdown, the two fail to notice that someone else is hard on their heels, and this character’s craving a more savoury snack.

Once Upon a Blue Moon

Dir. Steve Boot | 3 mins

A lonely blue alien thinks he has found a new friend to play with when a strange new explorer robot lands on his planet.

Moon Girl

Dir. Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco Levrin | 3 mins

One night in Paris, a little cockroach sets off on an adventurous journey to try and reach the object of his affection: the moon.

Getting to the moon

Dir. Jacob Nicholson | 3 mins 

A whimsical animation that follows a young astronaut in 1969 as he tries to get to the moon by various means before meeting another astronaut with the same goal.

A Bird Who Loves a Flower

Dir. Miyoung Baek | 2 mins

A story of a bird who loved flowers.

Sum of its Parts

Dir. Alisa Stern | 3 mins

Follow the journey of mysterious forest creatures that move to the beat of the music. Sum of its Parts was animated entirely outdoors in the Hudson Valley of New York.


Dir. Yaou Chen | 3 mins 

A film about a T-rex, who is starving in the desert and looking for food. It is a film about his adventure with meeting with other wild animals.

Monkey Domino

Dir. Ulf Grenzer | 4 mins

A playful orangutang living in a zoo meets a playful little girl and her busy father. This leads to big changes for everyone.


Dir. Nils Hedinger | 8 mins

A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind, alone. But there is much to discover in the pond and spring is sure to come again next year. A little story about growing up.

Cat and Bird

Dir. Franka Sachse | 8 mins

A white bird living in a black world encounters a black cat living in a white world. The moment they meet, their backgrounds literally collide. An animated short film for the whole family.

Have you made a short film for children that you would like to be considered for future LYFF on Tour programmes?

Submissions are open!