A voyage of Discovery

Dundee kids' film festival returns.

by Jennie Kermode

The ninth Discovery Film Festival opens today in Dundee, with treats in store for kids of all ages (and the occasional adult too). Launching with the Scottish pemiere of Alfie The Little Werewolf, it has a varied line-up of films surrounded by related events that explore everything from costuming to pulic speaking, Victorian animation to collage creation. There are opportunities for younger visitors to try out being a Viking or a werewolf and even a chance to make your own version of popular cartoon character Twigson, who this year stars in Twigson Ties The Knot.

This year's films range from challenging teen tale My Brother The Devil to family fable Abel. Tim Burton's Frankenweenie will get kids in the Halloween spirit while little ones will love The Gruffalo's Child.

The action takes place at Dundee Contemporary Arts until November 4, after which the festival will go on to tour around Scotland. Programmed by young people themselves, it also involves film projects that will move into Scottish classrooms later in the year.

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