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Short Film Programme
Guest Curated by Jim Capobianco

Children’s Short Films

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Meet the Oscar-nominated writer of Disney·Pixar’s Ratatouille for a special surprise short film programme for children at the Festival of Curiosity.

We are delighted to have Acclaimed Animator, Writer, Director & Oscar Nominee Jim Capobianco (Ratatouille, Leonardo, The Lion King, Mary Poppins Returns, The Inventor) guest curate a surprise short film programme for children.

In partnership with the Bay Area Children’s International Film Festival in San Francisco join us for a playdate for the imagination.

Following the short film programme for families, friends, and children aged 8 and up, there will be a special family Q&A with Jim. 

Jim Capobianco received the 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Ratatouille. He went on to write and direct the short film, “Your Friend The Rat”,  found on the Ratatouille DVD, winning the 2008 ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award for short films. Jim followed YFtR up with directing the critically acclaimed end titles for Pixar’s 2008 release Wall•E . A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Jim started in the story department at Walt Disney Feature Animation on The Lion King. After five years at Disney, Jim relocated to Pixar Animation Studios where he was influential on the stories of many of Pixar’s films of the past 19 years, including Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, UP and Inside Out. In 2009 Jim finished “Leonardo” his first independent film, now in the permanent collection of the MoMA NYC. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Jim co-created the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival now in its 9th year. Now with Aerial Contrivance Workshop, Jim is bringing his story and design expertise to the independent world of film and animation.

Event Info

Smock Alley Theatre

Sunday, July 22nd

Children 8+

90 mins (60 mins + 30 mins Q&A)

€4 per person


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