‘Little Stranger’ selected for Best Short Film for a Children’s Audience

We are so excited to share how ‘Little Stranger’, a dance-theatre film about a refugee child, co-produced by Powerstone, Tinderbox and DU Dance (NI), has been selected by the 33rd Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People in Belfast.

It will compete in the official festival competition for Best Short Film for a Children’s Audience, to be judged by a youth jury on Saturday 8 October at 1.00pm on the Belfast Barge.

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The catalyst for the project was a conversation between Jane Coyle, creator of the film, and a homeless Syrian family on a Paris street in the winter of 2018. Jane’s storyline starkly underlines how this anonymous little stranger is one of thousands who arrive alone and friendless into our communities – a global human experience which is becoming increasingly urgent. Read the press release here:

The short film is performed by dancers aged eight to sixteen from our Sutemos and Suteminis groups who are based in Dungannon, a town which has welcomed families from many countries and encouraged them to build new lives, and choreographed by our very own Sheena Kelly.

We can’t wait for our red carpet moment next month!

Thanks to Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and Community Relations Council NI for their support.


(Photo credit: Neil Ritchie)