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LITTLE BIG SHOTS Film Festival, Melbourne… The Launch, June 2013


01 Winning film tale-refugee

This  film – TALE OF A REFUGEE- was the winner of this year’s Little Big Shots Film Festival.

They won the Best Child – Made Film award.It was made by eight primary school students from Footscray.  It is about refugees, climate change and deforestation and how politicians argue and the problems are still there.

I think that this movie was good and reflected on current issues. It was a bit funny, and serious at the same time – very creative and clever!

02 Omg-western standoff

OMG! IT’S A WESTERN STANDOFF –  won Best Australian-Made Filma hilarious gun-fight in the Wild West. IT has many of the classic things that you would find in a wild west movie! Just wait till you find out what they were fighting over!  Go see it at Little Big Shots!

This was very funny, and a great movie to watch! And, Fake Moustaches… Ha ha!

03 Weepo

Wepo –  another award winning film! It’s about a little alien called Wepo who runs out of gas for his car in the middle of space. He tries many different methods to get out of trouble and does some really silly things!

This  was my favourite film because of how it ends. He waited and finally… go see it at little big shots to see what happened!



JULIAN – another film seen at the launch about a kid who gets told off for dobbing on a bully by his teacher and principal.  Yet,despite this he keeps persisting that the truth be known.  A fictional story about what Julian Assange (a man who wants truth about important things to be publically known but has gotten in trouble for it) may have been like as a child.

This was a great film – telling us to stand up for what is right.

Pictures from The Little Big Shots Website

Little Big Shots 2013 is running till 10th June in Melbourne, check website Little Big Shots for other locations.

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This was run by Little Big Shots artists Ben Landau and Ben Goodes at ArtPlay.

I went to this workshop with Josh, my brother on 12th June 2011. Other children also attended with us.

We did a stop motion film where we got to plan the story ourselves, and we got to choose our characters to play. Also we chose our own costumes from what was set out for us. Josh was a villainous shark, I and two other girls were mermaids and two other boys were eels. While we were doing the story, photographs were taken from above to create the film while we were asked to keep still every few secs.

It was enjoyable but I did find it a little difficult to keep perfectly still.

Recommended age: 5 – 12yrs (have to be able to follow directions fairly well and keep still when asked).

The “villainous” shark –trying to be scary.

Below is a link to a you tube video by the artists in which my brother and I appear – somewhere…see if you can find us 🙂