6 days left until the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival opens !!
If you haven’t heard of NYICFF, imagine a family friendly version of Cannes, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Oscars all rolled into one. Established in 1997, NYICFF is North America’s largest festival offilm for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids.
They were the first to premiere: Mamoru Hosoda, The Girl who Leapt Through Time and Hayao Miyazaki’s, Ponyo. In 2001, the festival’s main theme was anime, featuring a special on Astro Boy, and many animated films never seen before in the US. For the first time a majority of anime fans had a chance to see, Sailor Moon R the movie, Dragon Ball Z, and several Miyazaki Films on the big screen.
NYICFF has grown since
then, featuring film making workshops (if you want to know on how your favorite films are created, these workshops are worth going to), and sneakpreviews of fabulous films year-round.
NYICFF 2010 opens, Feb 26-Mar 21 at theaters around Manhattan, with 100+ films plus gala premieres, retrospectives, and filmmakers’ Q&A, production workshops, receptions, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.
NEW SCREENINGS JUST ADDED:
— THE SECRET OF KELLS – OSCAR NOMINATED – Fri, Mar 5,3:45pm – IFC Center
— THE SECRET OF KELLS – OSCAR NOMINATED – Sun, Mar 7,6:55pm – IFC Center
— SUMMER WARS – US PREMIERE – Sat, Mar 13, 11:00am – IFC Center
— STELLA – Sat, Mar 13, 8:45pm – Symphony Space
— KIRIKOU & THE SORCERESS – Sat, Mar 20, 10:30am – IFC Center
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST -70% of tickets have been sold.
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written by: Sara Barton