Showcomotion 2013

[wide]c0721 t3.0017 | Showcomotion 2013 [/wide] Showcomotion (or Showco for short) is a film festival catering for young children and teenagers which takes place at the Showroom Cinema every year. It has evolved since it began back in 1999, selecting an innovative and challenging range of films from around the world alongside exciting family films. Many of the films on show would otherwise not get a screening in the UK. Alongside the screenings, Showco offers a range of creative workshops and masterclasses. This year’s festival takes place between 6-21 July and some of the highlights include:

From Up On Poppy Hill

Miyazaki Jnr takes the reins again for this preview screening of the new Studio Ghibli film to mark the Opening Night Gala. From Up On Poppy Hill focuses on a group of teens trying to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. This is a must-see and the Willy Wonka-style party buffet before the film is a must eat!


Wadjda is a young girl growing up in Saudi Arabia and struggling with cultural conventions. She wants to wear trainers, listen to western rock and have friends who are boys. Most of all she wants to be able to ride a bicycle.

The Day of the Crows

Courge lives in the heart of the forest with his father. He grows up wild living in fear of his father with only the ghosts and animals of the forest for company. That is until one day when he ventures to a nearby village and meets a young girl called Manon.


When Jojo finds a baby Jackdaw and nurses it back to health they form a strong bond of friendship and through this he begins to overcome his loneliness.

We Shall Overcome

Fritz is a 13 year old boy. Inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jnr, he challenges the authoritarian school system in ’60s Denmark.

Erneste & Celestine

The closing film is the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Films showing after 5pm on a Friday and at the weekend are open to the general public and tickets for under 19’s and accompanying adults are only £2.50.

For further information, and to buy tickets, visit:

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