If you've exhausted Blockbusters but still can't keep square-eyed kids satisfied, the International Children's Film Carnival at the annual International Arts Carnival might just be the ticket. Run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the mini film festival is showing more than 30 feature films, animations and shorts from countries including China, Korea, Japan, Germany, Britain and Brazil. Of the six feature films, perhaps the highlight is the Swedish offering Elina. Telling the story of a nine-year-old girl's fight against discrimination and prejudice, it won the Crystal Bear award for best feature film at this year's Kinderfilmfest, part of the Berlin International Film Festival. There are four short films in the World Shorts series while the animation section, which comprises a meaty 22 works, is subdivided into four groups containing four to seven films. They range from the fun but educational (Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room and Ludovic: The Snow Gift) to the purely entertaining (Robbie The Reindeer And The Legend Of The Lost Tribe and Oswald The Monkey, pictured right) with each World Animation series running to a total of 85 minutes. Not to be missed is the Oscar-nominated Mt Head about a miser who eats cherry pips only to have a cherry tree grow on his head and the Aardman compilations, featuring lip-synching plasticine models. Tickets cost $40 a pop from Urbtix with discounts available to full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and patrons of the carnival under the Arts Care scheme. Apart from the Korean feature film The Way Home, which has been dubbed into Cantonese, all films are in English with Chinese subtitles or with English and Chinese subtitles. For programme details visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp or call 2734 2900. As well as watching the screenings, teenagers can make their own. Jointly organised by the Journalism and Communication School at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the LCSD, Video Making Day Camps are running between July 28 and August 22 and consist of interactive workshops, enabling kids to experience different aspects of the film-creation process from brainstorming to shooting and editing a film. Aided and abetted by professional equipment and veterans of the video industry, the best works will be showcased at the end of August. The camps, which cost $1,000 each, will be conducted in Cantonese and applications should be made before July 14. For details browse the film carnival website (above) or call CUHK on 2609 7522.