Welcome To Small World Cinema

Our aim is to broaden the range of films available to children and families  and to create a network which engages everyone with the riches of world cinema for young audiences.

Most children and young people are unaware of the enormous wealth of films from other countries and in other languages, despite living in one of the most culturally diverse nations on earth’.

21st Century Literacy Strategy Document, ‘A strategy for film education across the UK

Here you can find out about international features and shorts available to watch at home or at school. 



Dir. René Bo Hansen (Sweden/Kazakhastan, 2009), Language: Kazakh/Mongolian

For Ages 10+

Twelve year old Bazarbi, the younger son of a family of nomads, lives in Western Mongolia where hunting with eagles is still a part of nomadic life. However Bazarbi is not interested in his father’s eagle or learning the tradition of eagle hunting: he just wants to follow his older brother who leaves to find work in the city and is angry that his family won’t allow him to go too. But when his father’s eagle suddenly disappears he embarks on a fantastic journey through the Mongolian landscape in search of it. The eagle soon finds him and the two forge an extraordinary bond that leads them to an even greater adventure.

For more about International children’s feature films and where to find them click  here. 

SHORT FILMSIn 2012 Small World Cinema worked together with Curzon Cinemas in London, as part of their CineKids programme to screen animated shorts before the main feature at their children’s shows at the Renoir and Curzon Wimbledon cinemas. The programme included The Tiny Fish (Russia) , Koyaa (Slovenia), two films from Iran, Small Things and The Farmer and the Robot, Mobile (Germany), Le Monde Sauvage d’Hawii ( Belgium) and Tyger (Latvia).

To watch international children’s short films click here.


Here’s where you’ll find news and views, plus festivals and events about films for young people. We hope you will add your comments and ideas too.

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Click on Families if you are a parent, grandparent or child and want to find out more about films you can enjoy watching with your family, and how to find them.

Click on What We Do if you work for a cinema, festival or other conference and events for or about children for details of Small World Cinema’s services