Petits cinéphiles

At Cinéma Public, we firmly believe that cinema can contribute to the education of children. The seventh art allows them to open their imagination to new worlds, while providing them with keys to better understand the real world. We also believe that children’s films can benefit parents, helping them to rediscover a capacity for wonder that too often dulls in adulthood. That’s why every weekend, in the late morning or early afternoon, we schedule a screening for the whole family. Carefully selected films for different age groups will delight both young and old.

Ages 6 and up


Best of Annecy Kids

This program brings together the best children’s films from the Annecy Festival, the world’s biggest event dedicated to animated cinema. The best of the best, for children aged 6 to 106!

Various filmmakers

language: English, French, or without dialogue
subtitles: English, French

65 min

Ages 8 and up


Culottées

30 portraits of women, known or unknown, who have dared to shatter prejudices and have changed the world in their own way. Apache warrior or Hollywood mermaid, explorer or astronaut and many others in 30 episodes of 3 minutes 30 each.

Mai Nguyen, Charlotte Cambon
France

language: French

105 min

Ages 6 and up


Dounia et la princesse d'Alep

Dounia and her family have to flee Syria. With the support of Leila, the princess of Aleppo, and Ishtar, the protector of farmers, the migrants embark on a long journey to Europe.

André Kadi, Marya Zarif
Canada, France

language: French

72 min

Ages 6 and up


Drôles d'oiseaux + Les astres immobiles

Two stories: that of Ellie, a young birdwatching enthusiast who finds herself on an island full of birds, and that of Chenghua, who has too much on her shoulders and dreams of the wonders of Space.

Charlie Belin, Noémie Gruner, Séléna Picque
France

language: français

60 min

Ages 5 and up


Ernest et Célestine : Le Voyage en Charabie

Our heroes return to Ernest’s country to have his broken violin repaired, only to discover that music is banned throughout the country…

Julien Chheng, Jean-Christophe Roger
France, Luxemburg

language: French

80 min

Ages 10 and up


Interdit aux chiens et aux italiens

Life in Ughettera, northern Italy, having become very difficult, the Ughetto family dream of starting over abroad. According to legend, Luigi Ughetto crossed the Alps and began a new life in France, changing forever the destiny of his beloved family.

Alain Ughetto
France, Italy, Switzerland

language: French, Italian
subtitles: English

70 min

Ages 7 and up


Jules au pays d'Asha

In 1940, young Jules and his family move to live with his uncle Jovite in northern Quebec. One day, Jules’ dog wanders into the nearby forest without his master. Jules must do the same to find his four-legged companion. Out in the wild, he meets a young girl named Asha.

Sophie Farkas Bolla
Québec (Canada)

language: French, English

89 min

Ages 6 and up


Katak, le brave béluga

While his friends have all become white, Katak is still small and grey. To prove that he has grown up and to fulfill his grandmother’s last wish, Katak undertakes a perilous journey to the Great North.

Christine Dallaire-Dupont, Nicola Lemay
Québec (Canada)

language: French

82 min

Ages 6 and up


La guerre des tuques

During the winter vacations, a snowball fight becomes the pretext for a real quarrel between two groups of children who take themselves seriously and play war like adults. This comedy touches young and old with its freshness and authenticity.

André Melançon
Québec (Canada)

language: French

92 min

Ages 3 and up


La légende du papillon

Unable to fly, Patrick the butterfly is excluded from the migration of his flock, in which he is determined to take part. So he hides in the group’s supplies with his friend Martin…

Sophie Roy
Québec (Canada), Germany

language: French

88 min

Ages 3 and up


La Pat' Patrouille : La Super Patrouille

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! But their archrival wants to steal their superpowers….

Cal Brunker
United States, Canada

language: French

88 min

Ages 6 and up


Le meilleur d’Annecy

The best youth films from Annecy International Animation Film Festival! This program assembles entries from the Official Selection of the festival. Funny, touching and poetic short films designed to enchant children, ages 6 and up.

Various filmmakers

55 min

Ages 6 and up


Le petit Nicolas

Between camaraderie, arguments, fights, games, mischief, and punishments in spades, Nicolas lives a childhood made of joy and learning

Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre
France, Luxemburg

language: French

82 min

FIKAS 2024


Les Moomins et la chasse à la comète

Everything in the valley is covered in gray dust! With the help of his father, Moomin and his worried friends build the strongest raft and set off on a wild adventure to the Isolated Mountains Observatory.

Maria Lindberg
Finland, United Kingdom, Poland

language: French

75 min

Ages 6 and up


Les Moomins sur la Riviera

The idyllic valley of the Moomins lives in tranquility. But appearances are deceiving. The intrusion of a band of pirates whose ship has run aground on the reefs will disrupt the Moomins’ tranquil life and give them a thirst for adventure.

Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
Finland, France

language: French

85 min

Ages 7 and up


Linda veut du poulet !

No, it wasn’t Linda who took her mother Paulette’s ring! And now Paulette, who can’t cook, would do anything to make it up to her, even a chicken with peppers.

Sébastien Laudenbach, Chiara Malta
France, Italy

language: French
subtitles: English

76 min

Ages 5 and up


Moomin et la folle aventure de l'été

With the valley flooded, Moomin and their family have to escape their home. Taking refuge in a floating theater, they meet Emma, the quirky owner of the place.

Maria Lindberg
Finland

language: French

88 min

Ages 6 and up


Moules-Frites + Louise et la légende du serpent à plumes

A new program for young and old alike! Moules-Frites tells the story of Noée, 9 years old, who has just joined her mother on the Breton island of Benac’h. Louise et la légende du serpent à plumes follows 9-year-old Louise as she and her family move to Mexico City.

Nicolas Hu, Hefang Wei
France

language: French

52 min

Ages 3 and up


Mush-mush et le petit monde de la forêt

If you thought you knew everything about the little world of the forest, you haven’t met Mush-Mush, Lilit and Sep yet. Every day, the trio is drawn into new adventures!

Multiple
France, Belgium

language: French

44 min

Ages 3 and up


Neige et les arbres magiques

From the savannah to the far north, from an adventurous tree to a lazy little boy, let yourself be carried away in four adventures that rival each other in imagination and tenderness.

Multiple
France

language: French

52 min

Ages 6 and up


Nina et le secret du hérisson

Nina and Mehdi begin a great adventure in which they have to get away from the old neighbour and her cat, outwit the caretaker’s traps and bamboozle his big dog…

Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
France, Luxembourg

language: French

78 min

Ages 3 and up


Opération Père Noël + short films

Eight-year-old William is used to getting everything. He asks for Santa Claus himself as a gift. To fulfill his son’s request, his father hires a renowned hunter. Will William’s wish put an end to the magic of Christmas?

Marc Robinet
France

language: French

48 min

Ages 6 and up


Panique au village

Co-Boy and Indian are professionals in disaster. This time, they want to wish Cheval a happy birthday. What gift? A do-it-yourself barbecue! Nice idea, except that the order goes wrong, and Co-Boy and Indian get a billion bricks delivered!

Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Belgium, Luxemburg, France

language: French

76 min

Ages 6 and up


Plein(s) Écran(s) en famille !

As part of its 8th edition, the Festival Plein(s) Écran(s) is offering a free family screening. Come and discover a program of colorful and touching short films, aimed at audiences of all ages and presented in several Quebec cities.

Multiple directors

language: French

60 min

Ages 6 and up


REGARD à distance

Cinéma Public is pleased to renew its collaboration with REGARD, the international short film festival in Saguenay. We present a selection of short films for children from the 26th edition of the festival, for a screening that will captivate the whole family!

Various filmmakers
International

language: various
subtitles: French

60 min

Ages 8 and up


Regard à distance : Grandes vues

The Festival REGARD presents a second selection of children’s short films from the 27th edition of the festival, for a screening that will captivate the whole family!

70 min

Ages 3 and up


Regard à distance : P'tites vues

Cinéma Public is pleased to renew its collaboration with REGARD, Saguenay’s international short film festival. We present a selection of children’s short films from the 27th edition of the festival, for a screening that will captivate the whole family!

47 min

Ages 4 and up


Rose, petite fée des fleurs

A flower fairy who lives alone in a rosebush ,becomes friends with an adventurous butterfly. The butterfly is kidnapped by an evil stone troll, the fairy set out on a dangerous journey to save her friend.

Karla Nor Holmbäck
Denmark

language: French

75 min

Ages 3 and up


Short films from FIFEM

Carefully selected by the Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal, these short films will offer the little ones a captivating and caring entry into the world of cinema.

Various filmmakers

language: French

55 min

Ages 3 and up


Toupie et Binou

After making a mistake in formulating his wishes to a genie, Toupie makes Binou’s beloved plushie, Mr. Mou, disappear. To make up for his blunder, Toupie sets out to find the plushie in the fabulous “World of Lost Objects”.

Dominique Jolin, Raymond Lebrun
Québec (Canada)

language: French

84 min

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