The Barbican’s Framed Film Club children’s film festival has been running for the last week, and will hit its finale this weekend.

There is a wonderful programme of film viewings and events for kids, including a 3D Doctor Who screening and a preview of the latest Disney film, ‘Frozen’.

Two subtitled children’s films kick off the action on Saturday 23rd November. ‘Moon Man’ is a beautifully rendered animation for children aged around 5-6 about the Moon Man who is so alone up in the sky, he catches a comet’s tail and flies down to earth. But with no moon in the sky, Earth’s children cannot sleep!



In the PG cert, ‘Vampire Sisters’, Transylvanian sisters, Daka and Sylvania, are half vampires. When the two girls accidentally cast a magic spell to win their hearts’ desires and get their wishes mixed up, they must learn to understand each other better and trust their new found friends to save them from their fates.

At 4pm on 23rd November, BAFTA: Breaking and Entering  offers teenagers (recommended 14+) the chance to join BAFTA and a panel of industry professionals for an in depth discussion about how they got their foot in the door, what their next steps were and any advice they’d give to young creatives trying to break into the industries. The first panellist is Dan Winch, the 1st Assistant Director on film and television hits including Birdsong, Anna Karenina, How I Live Now and Peaky Blinders. Speed Surgeries with the panel will follow for those interested in entering the profession.

A highlight of the festival will be Dr Who , the world’s longest running sci-fi series, celebrating its 50th anniversary with an explosive one-off episode that will be streamed live to the cinema as well as selected cinemas across the UK. Shot in 3D, The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt. The action packed adventure reveals that the doctor has a dangerous past. And he’s coming back!

On Sunday, you can catch football film ‘Believe’ about an 11 year old meeting superstar Manchester United Manager, Sir Matt Busby who vows to train the boys and his friends. Also on the schedule in’Nono’ about a boy who lives with his father who is the greatest investigator in the world. But Nono lands himself in trouble during a stay with an uncle he’s never met before which leads him to discover family secrets in a glorious 1960s styled caper.

And the festival grand finale will be an exclusive preview of the latest Disney film release ‘Frozen’. Set in a snowy mountain world, Disney’s latest animated comedy adventure features the fearless princess, Anna, who sets off on an icy adventure to find her sister Elsa who, with one of her magic spells, has plunged the kingdom into an eternal winter. This will be a real closing night treat and well worth braving the cold for!  

The Framed Film Festival children’s film festival is at the Barbican until 24th November. See for prices and full programme. Frozen is in cinemas from 6th December.