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New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival
October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
We are so excited for the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival and their Five Borough Tour! This city-wide celebration of the Festival’s 20 years of presenting international film to NYC families. Featuring Best of the Fest 2017, two programs of audience award winning and favorite short films from the 2017 event, the tour will run from October through December at cultural institutions in each of the five boroughs: Film Society of Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, Staten Island Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn.
Each year, the Festival’s ‘Best of the Fest’ touring program brings films to theaters and arts organizations around the country that might not otherwise have access to independent and international film programming for young people. This year, the Festival is thrilled to expand on its mission to provide high quality arts experiences and collectively create a more dynamic film culture for kids and teens.
The Festival’s popular annual short film programs showcase the best short films from around the world, selected from over 1,500 entries. Jury Award winners are eligible for Oscar consideration in animated and live action short film categories. Esteemed jury members include Sofia Coppola, Geena Davis, James Schamus, Christine Vachon, Gus Van Sant, Taika Waititi, Jeffrey Wright, Matthew Modine and more. Submissions are currently open via Withoutabox for the 2018 Festival, which takes place February 23-March 18th, with selections announced in mid-January at www.nyicff.org.
New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Date
October 7-8 — Museum of the Moving Image
October 14-15 — Staten Island Museum
November 11 — My First Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
December 3 — Made in NY Media Center
TBA — Bronx Museum of the Arts