Magical Friendships

A selection of six short animated stories about warm and unusual friendships, which can sometimes be put to the test. Covering a charmingly wide range of styles, the captivating works are suitable for children aged 3 and over.

Koyaa – Creepy Blanket
Koyaa: Presneta odeja

Kolja Saksida, Slovenia, 2019, 2’45“, no dialogues

It’s Halloween and Koyaa is sleeping, tucked in a warm blanket. In the middle of the night, the restless covers start quaking and quivering, and just like that, Koyaa is flying around. It will take an ingenious idea to get him out of this mess.

Franzy’s Soup-Kitchen
La Soupe De Franzy

Ana Chubinidze, France, 2021, 8’33”, no dialogues

Lonely alien Chef Franzy discovers that her special pink soup is not just delicious, but also magical, when she shares it with starving creatures living on a strange planet.

Animanimals: T-Rex
Julia Ocker, Germany, 2022, 3’37”, no dialogues

T-Rex is very bad at playing basketball, and some cheeky monkeys laugh at him – until he does something unexpected.

To Be Sisters
Entre deux sœurs

Anne-Sophie Gousset, Clément Céard, France, 2022, 7’15”, no dialogues

Two sisters love each other very much, always out and about playing and laughing together. The older one helps the younger one so they can discover the world together. Then one day, their roles are reversed.

Don´t Blow It Up

Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková, Czech Republic, 2022, 8’15”, no dialogues

Two little girls are playing with a ball. But after a petty quarrel, they get angry with each other and take offense. Will they be able to forgive each other?

Erik Verkerk, Joost van den Bosch, Netherlands, 2020, 2’15”, no dialogues

A clean-up neat-freak octopus lives in an aquarium. But sometimes, not even all the tentacles are enough to reach what you’re aiming for.