Join us for a three-day celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids and teens ages 3–18 and their families. Featuring short, feature, animated and documentary films from around the world with filmmaker guests in attendance, a special Opening Night party, an interactive workshop and a schools outreach program. Presented by San Francisco Film Society & New York International Children’s Film Festival.
A highly creative and often comical collection of short film styles and stories featuring Academy Award nominees Oktapodi, French Roast and the latest Wallace and Gromit adventure from Aardman Animations’ stop-motion maestro Nick Park. Recommended for ages 8–16.
Opening Night Party
Celebrate Opening Night with a stellar evening of kid-friendly food and entertainment at Punch Line Comedy Club, located right by the theater.
Sounds Like Teen Spirit
Jamie J. Johnson (England 2008)
DIRECTOR IN PERSON Youthful exuberance, burgeoning talent and dreams of fame collide in this highly entertaining documentary about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Recommended for all ages.
A series of shorts for teens and adults offers an entertaining variety of clever, kung fu–kicking, cross-genre, mixed media, mind-bending moments, including Sundance-winning short The Six Dollar Fifty Man. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Kid Flix Mix
A colorful, musical mix of animation and live-action films from around the world including a beautifully rendered adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ award-winning book Lost and Found. Recommended for ages 3–8.
Dominique Monféry (France 2009)
Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed animated adventure for younger audiences in which a boy’s ability to read not only sets his imagination free but also saves the day. Recommended for all ages.
Shinsuke Sato (Japan 2009)
A dazzling animated adventure that plays like Alice’s fall through the rabbit hole into a world of topsy-turvy, anime dream logic. Recommended for ages 8–16.
Little White Lies
Marcus Rosenmüller (Germany 2009)
Set in Germany in 1931, this gripping feature foreshadows coming fascism and offers a thought-provoking parable about how lies can lead to unexpected consequences. Recommended for ages ten and up.
Mamoru Hosoda (Japan 2009)
This intriguing, intelligent cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour de force. A teen math prodigy solves a math riddle sent to his cell phone and unwittingly breaches the security code protecting a globe-spanning virtual world and must race against time to set things right. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
Turtle - The Incredible Journey
Nick Stringer (England 2009)
This awe-inspiring nature film follows the personal story of a single loggerhead turtle as she grows into a strong-willed adult, braving the 6,000-mile journey that has been the species’ perilous ritual for millions of years. Recommended for all ages.
Santosh Sivan (India 2008)
Set in scenic but strife-ridden Kashmir, Tahaan is the story of an eight-year-old boy trying to gain back his beloved pet donkey that has been sold to pay the family debt. Recommended for ages eight and up.
The Secret of Kells Director's Workshop
Tomm Moore (Ireland 2009)
DIRECTOR IN PERSON Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in this 2010 Oscar nominee about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Interactive presentation with director. Recommended for ages eight and up.
Mia & the Migoo
Jacques-Rémy Girerd (France 2008)
DIRECTOR IN PERSON This thrilling eco-adventure—European Film Award winner for Best Animated Feature—pits a plucky young girl against profit-hungry land developers, with the future of life on Earth in the balance. Recommended for ages 8–16.
More information available at http://www.sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events/Fall-Season/NY-SF-International-Childrens-Film-Festival
Added by cinesoul on August 24, 2010