Colour Box, Flatpack's programme for children and families will take place at mac this year over the festival weekend (26-27 March).
Treats include the award-winning animated uplifting feature Eleanor's Secret about the power of books. There will also be another chance to see the recent adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox on the big screen. Chris Bowden from ingenious puppet-makers MacKinnon & Saunders will be on hand to show how the puppets were created. Several versions of the same character were needed so the team ended up making over 500 puppets for the film!
There will be two shorts programmes this year, one aimed for those 4 and upwards, and one for those who are slightly older. As usual the screenings will be packed with all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures and things, including the beautiful Whistleless above.
There will be plenty to do outside of the cinema with interactive projections and a chance to turn yourself into an animated avatar. There will also be a chance to contribute to the longest film in Britain with the team from Unravel. They have been touring the country setting up free film-painting workshops in order to produce a sixteen-hour epic. Drop in to do a bit of painting, stencilling or scratching!
As well as all this on Sunday 27 March a vintage mobile cinema will be visiting mac with an array of shorts and cartoons!