Free event: Kids Rule Film Festival, Feb 5-6, 2021

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Studio 138 invites you and your family to the latest edition of the Kids Rule Film Festival. The festival features short films of all genres – comedy, drama, documentary, animation, music – from around the world, including some films by kids for kids.

The films are suitable for children 6 to 12, some with mild scary themes.

You will also have the chance to vote for your favourite films.

Tickets are free but bookings are essential and strictly limited. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you not attend.

Available sessions are (approx 1 hr):

Friday, February 5, 7 pm

Saturday, February 6, 2 pm

Saturday, February 6, 5 pm

Fill out the form below to book your seats.


Winners – Audience Favourites

Thank you to all the amazing filmmakers from around the world who took part in our film festival. Our audiences loved all the films. Below are the two films that received the most audience votes in their respective categories:

Short films for kidsKenya’s Symphony, USA, directed by Carlos Douglas Jr

Short films for kids by kidsEarth Is Not A Bin, United Kingdom, directed by Betsey Blacklock Johnson

Finding Studio 138

Park at and access from Myer car park, Dubbo (off Brisbane Street). You will see signs for Studio 138 to the right of the rear of Myer.

Kids Rule Film Festival – July 17-18, 2020

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Studio 138 is pleased to be hosting the Kids Rule Film Festival July 17-18, 2020 – a screening of short films for children aged 6 to 14 (all ages welcome). We will be screening films from all around the world including:

  • animation
  • comedy
  • documentary
  • music
  • films for kids made by kids

Suggested rating is PG, with some mildly scary scenes. Join us for a session of unique films from Australia and around the world. Plus, vote for your favourite! Scroll down the page for our full program (including some trailers).

There will be 3 screenings with strictly limited audience sizes, total duration just under 60 minutes. Audience members will be required to sign in for contact tracing. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Note: children must be accompanied by an adult

We ask, if you are unwell, to stay home.

If you have any questions or are having difficulties booking tickets, email

How to get to Studio 138:

Park at and access from Myer car park, Dubbo (off Brisbane Street).

Purchase your tickets securely online using PayPal.

Note – if you would like to book a private screening for up to 12 people ($50 total) please click here to send us an email. This can be one of the scheduled sessions or a seperate session.

July 17, 2020 – 6 pm

All tickets are $5 each person


July 18, 2020 – 11 am

All tickets are $5 each person

July 18, 2020 – 4 pm

All tickets are $5 each person

Festival Program

Listen to the Mother of the Sea (Denmark), Rikke Hallund

Detention (USA), Michelle Tang (age 15)

There’s No Place for a Uke on Halloween (Australia), Elizabeth Usher

The Monster (Australia), Quang Tran (age 14)

The Adventures of Balloon Bunny and Mr Dragon (Australia), Elizabeth Hogan (age 14)

The Cloud Cover – A Short-film in Lock-down from Sydney, Australia (Australia), Dev Basak

Wednesday (Canada/French), Lisa Delhom, Jérémy Paquet

Stewy Baby a Dogumentary (USA), Kristin Cooper-Herby

The Double Life of Hugh (USA), Ben Tobin

Ukulele Boogie Woogie (Australia), Elizabeth Usher

Cinematic Love Story (Germany), Patrick Büchting (18)

Recorder Wars (Australia), Linta Roy (17 years)