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London International Animation Festival Celebrating a world of animation for kids

19 - 21 January 2024

In the Playhouse

Kids & Families

Ages 2 - 14 | This January school holiday, the London International Animation Festival is coming to Sydney for the very first time, with a showcase of the best children's animations full of visually dazzling joy, from all around the world.

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder!

In need of an escape from the Summer sun? Join us at the Sydney Opera House for the Australian premiere of the London International Animation Festival for kids.

Our Playhouse has been transformed into a cinema for you and the family to enjoy the best of independent animation from across the globe. From stop-motion, claymation, 2D and 3D CGI and everything in between, get comfy in your seats and ready to travel to faraway lands and mysterious planets.

Grab some popcorn and get involved in the fun free foyer animation play activations before or after your movie session, as we roll out the red carpet for this big screen celebration!

This carefully curated programme for our littlest film critics contains the most wonderful animated short films from all around the world. There’ll be talking animals, heartwarming friendships, fun adventures and wondrous tales to spark everyone's imagination.

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