Miniminci: 15 features to instil love of cinema in kids

10/10/2018.- Miniminci, the non-competitive selection of movies targeted at children between the ages of 7 and 12, will have its sixth consecutive edition at this year’s Seminci. The selection of titles includes fifteen features (12 animation and 3 live action films), four of which will be screened in their original version with Spanish subtitles for bilingual school students. The section’s audience is made up of primary education students from Valladolid and the rest of Castile and Leon.

Valladolid’s Arts Lab (LAVA), the Miguel Delibes concert hall and Teatro Cervantes will provide the venues for Miniminci. No fewer than 15,000 students from about a hundred elementary schools in the region attended last year’s screenings. The section’s lineup includes films from France, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Rusia, Turkey and Belgium.

The screenings will take place throughout the week with titles like BallerinaCroc-Blanc (White Fang), Drôles de petites bêtes (Tales from the Magical Gerden of Antoon Krings), Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (In the Forest of Huckybucky), The GruffaloMary to majō no hana (Mary and the Witch’s Flower), Mirai no Mirai (Mirai), Monky, Nebesnyj verbljud (Celestial Camel), The Little Vampire and  The Son of Bigfoot.

The films screening in their original version are Dilili à Paris (Dilili in Paris), Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales), Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver) and  Revolting Rhymes .

Additionally, the Festival has programmed two screenings with live piano music scheduled for Sundays 21 and 28 Oct. at 12 noon. Miniminci is co-sponsored by the regional government (Junta de Castilla y León), the veteran daily El Norte de Castilla and milk manufacturer Leche Gaza. This year’s poster was submitted by Laura Vallinas, a sixth grade student  from primary & secondary education school Sagrada Familia-Hijas de Jesús and the winner of the Miniminci poster competition’s sixth edition launched by the Valladolid Festival in collaboration with Castile and León’s Ministry of Education and Valladolid’s local council.

Posted in 63rd Seminci.