FRINGE 2019 – Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Preview Program – 5K

by Riccardo Barone

Children are sponges. They absorb everything they see, everything they experience. We’ve all been there, fragile sprouts, innocent angels, truth-tellers, staring at our preferred cartoons, creating thousands of adventures and imaginary scenarios to escape the grown-up’s reality, a too realistic reality for this age; this is when the fantasy comes in to play with our imagination and let’s us be children. This is when often we, adults,  go around the bush, striving for the appropriate solution instead of listening to our inner voice, the voice of a child, to solve the problem in the most harmless way (win-win?).

The preview program of the Adelaide International Youth Film Festival allows us to get back in touch with our childhood, listening with a child’s heart but watching with adult eyes. The short movies, screened for a primary school aged audience, touch important topics such as compassion for elderly persons, empathy for children with disability, bullyism in school premises, fighting parents with related consequences on the kids, entering in a little girl’s mind to understand her food preferences or just hilarious and colored cartoons.

We are enthusiastically waiting for September when the Festival will be on to enjoy other amazing productions.

Kryztoff rating: 5k

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