Best of the Big Top 2012

Our favorite films - the cream of the crop!

For more information about bringing these films to your festival or town contact Lindsey Scott.

Best of the Big Top 2012: Volume 1

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Argentina / U.S.A. / Switzerland / South Africa / Japan / France / Netherlands | 55 min. | Ages 3-10

Bored by his factory job, a light bulb maker hatches a plan to do something original. Two adults reminisce about their church teacher, Miss Devine. With a fantastic imagination, a boy and his grandmother visit the moon! Motivated by the promise of nuts hanging far out of reach, an elephant will stop at nothing to have a taste. A faithful light bulb warms and nurtures a sprouting plant.  

Luminaris 
Directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella | Argentina 
2011 | 6.5 min.

Miss Devine
Directed by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch | U.S.A.
2010 | 4 min.

Maximum Boost
Directed by Rolf Hellat | Switzerland | 2010 | 5 min.

If at First You Don’t Succeed
Directed by Brent Dawes | South Africa
2010 | 5 min. 

The Sandpit
Directed by Sam O’Hare | U.S.A. | 2010 | 6 min.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg U.S.A. | 2010 | 11 min.

The Light
Directed by Yuta Sukegawa | Japan | 2010 | 8 min.

Tadpole
Directed by Guillaume Delaunay | France
2011 | 2 min.

The Squirrel and the Swallow
Directed by Arjan Boeve | Netherlands
2010 | 7 min.

Best of the Big Top 2012: Volume 2

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Canada / U.S.A. / U.K / Netherlands / Australia / Italy | 58 min. | Ages 3-10

A young girl prepares to be huge like her dad, only to find another fate. A classic tale of small fish being eaten by bigger fish is amazingly crated in sand in the world’s largest stop-motion film production to date. A shy Korean girl befriends an Aussie boy with the help of her sixteen-course lunch and his love of rugby. Mr. Morris Lessmore loves books; whimsically told through animated books, this film spins quite an adventure!

Waseteg
Directed by Phyllis Grant | Canada | 2010 | 6 min.

Don’t Give Up
Directed by Tony Dusko | U.S.A. | 2011 | 1 min.

Oversized
Directed by Myriam Elda Arsenault | Canada
2010 | 4 min.

Gulp
Directed by Sumo Science | U.K. | 2011 | 2 min.

The Storyteller
Directed by Nandita Jain | U.K. | 2011 | 11 min.

The Adventures of Pim & Pom
Directed by Gioia Smid | Netherlands
2010 | 5 min. 

Metro
Directed by Jake Wyatt | U.S.A. | 2011 | 5 min.

Play Lunch
Directed by Cassandra Nguyen | Australia
2011 | 10 min.

Fish Wish
Directed by Josephine Gutianjo | Canada
2007 | 2 min.

Sunday
Directed by Patrick Doyon | Canada | 2011 | 9 min.

B&W Races
Directed by Jacopo Martinoni | Italy | 2010 | 2.5 min.


Best of the Big Top 2012: Volume 3

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Canada / U.S.A. / Hungary / South Africa / Mexico | 55 min. | Ages 3-10

Innocent play near a toilet creates quite a problem for a young boy. A tenacious young detective seeks out information about the proverb, “Great fire erupts from tiny sparks.” A clever Inuit man defends his land against encroaching developers. A faithful backpack keeps its owner out of harm’s way. Fly away with a tenacious ant. A young girl becomes enchanted by a wise old man who leads Monarch butterflies through a village and to safety. 

The Driving Accident
Directed by Rio Fitch | Canada | 2010 | 5 min.

Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks 
Directed by Shawnee Gibbs and Sawnelle Gibbs
U.S.A. | 2010 | 12 min.

The Bear Facts
Directed by Jonathan Wright | Canada
2010 | 4 min.

Hello, I Like You
Directed by Mixtape Club | U.S.A. | 2011 | 2 min.

Behind
Directed by Ga Young Black | Canada | 2011 | 3 min.

Hungarian Folk Tales: The Poor Man and the Dog
Directed by Maria Horvath | Hungary | 2010 | 8 min.

Blowin’ in the Wind
Directed by Brent Dawes | South Africa
2010 | 5 min.

Monarch
Directed by Victor René Ramírez Madrigal and Jorge Arturo Tornero Aceves | Mexico
2011 | 8 min.

Second Hand
Directed by Isaac King | Canada | 2011 | 8 min.

Best of the Big Top 2012: Volume 4

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Belgium / Canada / U.S.A. / Germany / Hungary / South Africa | 56 min. | Ages 3-10

A pet store mouse finds the perfect companion in a boy with ears as big as his. Four sisters make the most of a long car ride with the help of their supreme imaginations. An illustrator brings stories to a young reader beneath a tree. A brave young girl must track a mysterious fox through a foreboding wilderness and learn to forgive. With a memorable song, a runaway pancake gathers a gaggle of townspeople in a spirited chase. 

Mouse for Sale
Directed by Wouter Bongaerts | Belgium
2010 | 5 min.

Big Drive
Directed by Anita Lebeau | Canada | 2011 | 10 min.

Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
Directed by Shaun Kim | U.S.A. | 2011 | 2 min.

Chow Down
Directed by Burkhard Finckh and Matthias Daenschel | Germany | 2010 | 4 min.

Bobble & Sqweek
Directed by Choom Lam | Canada | 2007 | 2 min.

Shop Tales
Directed by Eszter Szoboszlay | Hungary
2010 | 7 min.

Diversity
Directed by Tony Dusko | U.S.A. | 2010 | 1 min. 

I Love Rock and Roll
Directed by Brent Dawes | South Africa
2011 | 5 min.

The Story Tree
Directed by Stephanie Sim | Canada | 2006 | 3 min.

Snow 
Directed by Corrie Francis Parks | U.S.A.
2011 | 1 min.

Slap Back Jack: White Gloves Willy
Directed by Mark Newell | U.S.A. | 2011 | 3 min.

The Girl and the Fox
Directed by Tyler J. Kupferer | U.S.A.
2011 | 5.5 min.

Tally Ho, Pancake!
Directed by Kai Pannen | Germany | 2009 | 7 min.