For our youngest cinephiles and their lucky families, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) presents a brand new program of extraordinary kid’s cinema from around the globe!

Featuring re-imaginings of classic characters such as Lassie, Sherlock Holmes and the Moomins, plus Dino Dana making her feature film debut and a return visit to Hoggett’s Farm for the 25th Anniversary of the Australian classic Babe, CHIFF is proud to present a carefully-curated selection of diverse family films to delight and inspire.

CHIFF screens at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick; Lido Cinemas, Elsternwick; Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave and Ritz Cinemas, Randwick from 27 November – 13 December.

Tickets are now on sale at

Can’t decide what to see? Here are our top picks!

Lassie Come Home

Ready to be discovered once more by a whole new generation, the world’s most famous dog returns to the big screen in this contemporary adaptation of Eric Mowbray Knight’s literary classic. Plus, you can BYO doggo to select screenings!


Perfect for all ages, the irresistible Moomins return in this special presentation of the first three episodes of the new Moominvalley TV series that features songs by Scandi pop musicians and boasts an impressive voice cast that includes Taron Egerton, Rosamund Pike and Matt Berry.

Daisy Quokka

When an unbearably adorable, eternally optimistic Quokka named Daisy wants to achieve the impossible – to win the annual ‘World’s Scariest Animal’ championship, she enlists the guidance of a washed-up, former champion, a grouchy Saltwater Crocodile, to help her achieve her dreams and prove that champions can come in all sizes.

Coconut the Little Dragon: Into the Jungle

For film-lovers aged 4 and up, Coconut the Little Dragon: Into the Jungle is a colourful and fun animation about friendship and bridging cultural divides.

Pelle No-Tail

In this sweet and charming film that gloriously captures the feel of traditional hand-drawn animation, Pelle lacks both a tail and an awareness of how the world works, but his big heart overcomes all odds.


Travel back to Hoggett’s farm to celebrate the magic of this Academy Award-nominated family-film masterpiece.

The Great Sherlock Holmes: The Great Jail Breaker

From the popular Hong Kong book series, this animal variation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, starring Sherlock Holmes the dog and his trusted companion Dr Watson the cat, is both a morality tale and a rollicking adventure with terrific action set-pieces.


Dreams do come true in this family friendly adventure set in a dreamworld that has been compared to Coraline and Spirited Away.

27 November – 13 December 2020.
Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick VIC
Lido Cinemas, Elsternwick VIC
Cameo Cinemas, Belgrave VIC
Ritz Cinemas, Randwick NSW

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