Using short films in the early years
Following the success of Starting Stories (our first short films resource for early years), we have listened and responded to teachers' requests for further material. Starting Stories 2 is the result. The DVD includes a carefully selected collection of 12 short films between two and ten minutes long, aimed at children aged 3 and over. They cover a wide range of issues and topics and include animations and live action films from the early days of film to the present day.
Guide contents include:
Why use short films in Early Years?; Thinking about films; Teaching with short films; The films (synopses and background); Additional materials from film-makers; Film stills.
The DVD compilation features a carefully selected collection of 12 short films aimed at children aged 3 and over. They cover a wide range of issues and topics and include animations and live action films from the early days of film to the present day.
Contains the following films:
# Two Mitchell and Kenyon films, UK, ca 1901 & 1904, 3 min & 2 min
# That Fatal Sneeze, UK, 1907, 5 min
# Jack and the Beanstalk, UK, 1955, 10 min
# Tom Sweep, UK, 1992, 3 min
# Dangle, UK, 2003, 6 min
# Little Pig is Flying (Lilla Grisen Flyger), Sweden, 2004, 10 min
# Nightshift (Yovuoro), Finland, 2004, 7 min
# Taps, UK, 2003, 3 min
# A Slippery Tale (Pantoffelhelden), Germany, 2004, 7 min
# Mairi MacLeod and the Metagama, Scotland, 2004, 5 min
# Lucia, Germany, 2004, 9 min
For more information see www.bfi.org.uk/education/startingstories2
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