It’s coming! NY International Children’s Film Festival 2012 hit theatres’

The highly anticipated New York  International Children’s Film Festival 2012(NYICFF) commences this weekend. Now in its 15th year, NYICFF is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids.  The upcoming NYICFF 2012 runs from Mar 2-Mar 25 at theaters around Manhattan, with 100+ films plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, production workshops, receptions, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.

A few highlights include:

A LETTER TO MOMO – East Coast Premiere
Animation, Hiroyuki Okiura, Japan, 2011, 120 min

LE TABLEAU – North American Premiere
Animation, Jean-Francois Laguionie, France, 2011, 76 min

MAGIC PIANO 3D – US Premiere, With Live Piano Accompaniment
Animation, Martin Clapp, China/Poland, 2011, 80 min

A special for Beatles fans:

YELLOW SUBMARINE – For the First Time in NYC in Over 10 Years!
Animation, George Dunning, UK, 1968, 90 min

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Live Action, Richard Lester, UK, 1964, 88 min

There’s much more. Not sure which films to see? Check out this guide from TimeOut Kids.

Congratulations to GKIDS on their Oscar Nominations for the brilliant films: Chico &Rica and A Cat is Paris.

Click here for schedule and venue information.

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