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Kanopy films for Fantasy: Realms of Imagination

by Lisa Brennan

Our upcoming showcase Fantasy: Realms of Imagination will be coming to Lowestoft and Ipswich libraries throughout October and November! Take a look at our featured fantasy-inspired films and shows on Kanopy, free to watch with your library card.

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In this fantasy adventure story, a young girl from Brighton, England journeys into a magical world of her own imagination, where she must search for the fabled MIRRORMASK.

Watch MirrorMask

Clash of the Gods

Often the first stories we learn as children, myths are iconic tales where good and evil clash and humanity and fantasy collide. Thousands of years ago, they were used to help frame the world of the ancients, and dictate the guidelines of their societies.

Watch Clash of the Gods


To escape her unhappy life in a remote part of Texas, nine-year-old Jeliza-Rose dreams up an elaborate fantasy world. But the reality of having junkie parents - and the influence of her eccentric neighbours begins to encroach, turning her daydreams ever darker.

Watch Tideland

I Believe in Unicorns

Unicorns tells the story of an awkward teenage girl who escapes to a fantasy world when her first romantic relationship turns increasingly violent.

Watch I Believe in Unicorns

Fire and Ice

In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is Larn, a young warrior who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol.

When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

Watch Fire and Ice

Stash Short Film Festival: Fantasy

If you’re ready for 30 minutes of sheer creativity, make-believe, and imagination, then join us for these short films designed to delight your senses and lift your spirits.

It Happened Tomorrow

Director Clair’s whimsical fantasy comedy about a turn-of-the-century newspaper reporter who mysteriously receives tomorrow’s paper today.

Watch It Happened Tomorrow


This Oscar-winning short film tells the story of a sick young boy named Alfred. Through stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regains joy and happiness, and finds a safe haven.

Watch Helium

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain.

Watch The Adventures of Mark Twain

Treasure Train

In this inspiring fantasy film, three children befriend a young Cambodian boy who dreams of returning home. When the children meet an eccentric railroad engineer (Mickey Rooney) with an abandoned steam locomotive, they hatch a plan to restore the train and embark on a wondrous journey to return the young boy to his family.

Watch Treasure Train

Frog Dreaming

Orphaned 14 year-old Cody is a typical boy with an adventurous spirit and imagination to match. Living with his guardian Gaza in an outback Australian township, Cody learns of an ancient Aboriginal myth known as ‘Donkegin’, sparking an interest that will not let him rest. Convinced there is an underwater monster in a nearby dam, Cody and his close friend Wendy embark on a journey that will take them into the very shadow-land of mystery and intrigue.

Watch Frog Dreaming

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