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In 2019 now, more than ever, Little Big Shots needs your help to make the festival shine.

If you'd like to know more go to our donations page HERE.

Or contact me directly. This year, our 15th b'day we want you to be part of the LBS team.

Thank you for all your support. 

Ben Laden
Executive Director & CEO
Little Big Shots

Change the World with LBS in 2019

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The 2018 LBS Session Timetable is now available here.

Print out before you come, or they're available now in hardcopy at ACMI.

See you all at the festival,

2018 Session Timetable

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All the films from this year's festival are now online and can be viewed here. Stayed tuned for more information about the 2018 schedule of screenings and other activities during the event. Tickets will be on sale after Easter.

2018 Program Now Online!

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The standard deadline for LBS 2018 will pass this coming weekend on Sunday 17th Dec. 

Calling all filmmakers. Get your entries in before the price doubles up to the final (late) deadline on Dec 31st.

Good luck everyone. 

Ben Laden
Festival Director & CEO
Little Big Shots: Australia's International Film Festival for Kids 

LBS 2018 Standard Deadline This Weekend

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The standard and late deadlines for LBS 2018 are fast approach. Time to get your skates on filmmakers of all ages. Enter now before it's too late.

Entry is via FilmFreeway here.

Get those films in and good luck everyone. The program will be decided by Jan 29 2018.

Ben Laden
Festival Director & CEO
Little Big Shots: Australia's International Film Festival for Kids

LBS 2018 Submissions Deadline Almost Here!

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In partnership with our great friends at ACMI, we're announcing a special Family VR Workshop event on Sat 10 June from 1-3pm.

Prices are Full $35 / Concession $30 / ACMI Members $28.

Go to to check out all the details and book your family in for the fabulous, fun-filled event.

Festival Family VR Workshop

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Little Big Shots supports the Save Kids TV campaign. This message is brought to you on behalf of the Save Kids TV team.

Industry and Community Unite to Rally Behind Kids TV

Australian Kids TV is in a fight for its life. Commercial television broadcasters want their obligations to Australian children abolished. A campaign has been launched to #savekidstv.


You can help by becoming a Kids TV Ambassador!


Save Kids TV Campaign

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The new program for Little Big Shots 2017 is now up on the LBS website.

Go to to check out the 83 fantastic films we have lined up for kids and families at this year's festival.

The event runs from June 8 to 12 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Tickets will be on sale by the end of March. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get all the details.

Together let's make LBS 2017 #thebestyearever.

LBS 2017 Program Now Up!

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Every week producers option or buy an average of 5 more scripts from InkTip writers. 

And Now A Word From Our Sponsors

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The second and final deadline for film submissions to the 2019 Little Big Shots Festival is now only ten days away (Feb 28th). To enter your film go to our FilmFreeway portal at

This year's program will be released in early March. Good luck everyone. This year is our 15th birthday and it's looking awesome.

Final Submissions Deadline for LBS 2019

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You can now download the 2018 LBS Survey. Fill it out after your family's screening and drop it in one of the clearly marked survey boxes, but upstairs at the cinema level and downstairs at the KBS, or down at the LBS Media Wall on the ACMI balcony. By entering you go into the draw automatically for a great prize (drawn at the end of June).

Entries must be submitted at the festival, or mailed to; LBS Survey Prize Draw, GPO Box 2600, Melbourne VIC 3001 by Friday 15 June.

Put your favourite films at the bottom of the page and kids can write reviews on the back.

2018 LBS Survey

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Tickets are now on sale for Little Big Shots 2018. Australia's Internation Festival for Kids.

You buy online, or in person at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Federation Square.

Fantastic films for all the family, from across the globe. 

Dates are June 6 - 11 over the Queen's Birthday long weekend (Wed & Thurs June 6/7 school shows only).

Tickets Now On Sale!

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The new trailer for Little Big Shots 2017 is now ready. View the finish version here.

Tickets on sale for LBS 2017 on Thursday 30th March this week at

Tell everyone you know! Let's make this festival the biggest and best ever!

New Trailer for 2017!

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Tickets are now on sale! Go here to book yours before we sell out!

Announcing our special feature presentation for 2017!

With special permission from ABC Me;

Odd Squad: The Movie

Odd Squad: The Movie

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Less than a week to go now before Little Big Shots screenings at the fabulous Sydney Opera House kick. With two days of schools shows, a red carpet gala and general public screenings across the weekend, it's shaping up as a huge week in the LBS year. 

If you haven't already booked I'd hop to it as the wonderful SOH Children, Families and Creative Learning team tell us that tickets are selling faster than ever. Book your tickets now to experience the world's best short films for kids and families.

LBS at The House in 2016!

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Little Big Shots is proud to announce that in partnership with the Australian Council on Children and the Media this year be screening in a brand new Adelaide venue. 

On Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October a selection of sessions from the 2016 LBS program will be screening at the Palace Nova Cinemas, on Rundle St.

Don't miss out. Book your tickets through the ACCM website at

See you all there.

New Adelaide Venue for 2016!