New York International Children's Film Festival starts tonight!
This is the 10th Annual fest--I remember going to it when I was younger and really loving everything about it. New York's children are lucky creatures, that's for sure. Usually it sells out, but I think there are still a few tickets floating around out there.
MOVIE: The 10th Annual New York International Children's Film Festival commences tonight, starting with the US premiere of the French animated film U (which includes unicorns!). A kid-friendly catered reception will take place after the film.
Friday (festival through March 11th) // 6pm // Director's Guild of America Theater [110 W 57th St] // $20
NYICFF was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Since its launch, the event has grown to become the largest festival for children and teens in North America, with a paid audience of over 20,000 attending the most recent event. Since 2000, all screenings have sold out in advance.
Each year NYICFF presents a highly selective slate of top-caliber films more at home at festivals like Berlin, Toronto, Cannes and Venice than at typical children's events. The upcoming NYICFF 2007 will take place March 2-18 for 25,000 children, teens, filmmakers and media professionals. This hugely compelling three week festival will present 100 new films in competition (selected from over 2,000 submissions) plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As. workshops, receptions, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.