Guth Gafa prides itself on being a family-friendly festival, so this year’s programme includes a special children’s strand.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings in both locations an animation suitable for children aged eight and under will be screened.
The children’s programme gets underway on Saturday morning at 10.15am with the screening of Eleanor’s Secret (suitable for all ages) in the Malin Hotel.
Eleanor’s Secret tells the story of seven-year-old Nathaniel who is not a confident reader. When his aunt Eleanor dies she leaves her huge book collection to the young boy.
He discovers the books are shelter to the heroes found in children’s literature such as Alice In Wonderland, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood and it falls on him to protect them when his parents begin selling off the books.
On Sunday morning at 10.15am A Cat in Paris (suitable for all ages) will be screened in the Clubhouse Cinema (GAA Hall).
This is a charming animated film that follows a little girl called Zoe in Paris as she takes on a crime ring and wins.
We have also included two films that will appeal to children over the age of eight.
Twin Sisters will be screened in the Courthouse Cinema on Saturday at 12.15 . Twin Sisters is the true story ten-year-old Chinese twins who are adopted into families in the US and Norway, half way around the world from each other, until they have a rare reunion.
On Sunday at 12 midday Spellbound (over 8’s), a nail-biting documentary which follows a group of 8 teens and pre-teens as they work their way towards the finals of the national spelling bee championships will be screened in the Courthouse cinema.
Individual tickets are €4 on the website or there’s a family rate of €15 (for families of 4 to 7), applicable for children’s screenings only and available at the box office.
Other films on our programme may be suitable for younger audiences, at parental discretion, include A Goat for a Vote, Waiting for August, Dreams of a Clown, ThuleTuvalu and Happiness.