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Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar / France, Belgium, Luxemburg / 2012 / 80 mins / English / Narrative
Junior Audiences aged 5 to Adult


Ernest & Celestine is a story of finding friendship where you least expect it and defending that friendship against discrimination and prejudice. Young Celestine is an artistic mouse who befriends a musical bear, Ernest. But contact between the world of mice and the world of bears is strictly forbidden. This hand-drawn, French animated film is a heart-warming tale of cross-cultural friendship that appeals to adults and young children alike.


Exempt from Classification, HRAFF recommends for ages 5+. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. 



The CineSeeds program consists of two films; one for juniors and one for seniors. Click here to view the senior film.

This is an event for young people and their parents. This youth- oriented film program will entertain and inspire by focusing on issues of human rights and social justice. It is an opportunity for attendees to form opinions and develop an understanding of issues that will shape the future for all of us. 


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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

All proceeds from this event go to the HRAFF Schools & Community program.


Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film 2014 (Nominated)
Sundance 2014
Cannes 2012
TIFF 2012

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