This festival looks so cool and if I was in NYC would release my inner child so that I could attend some of these screenings!
March 2 – 25, 2012
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 the festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. But the festival has become much more than just an annual event; NYICFF now offers year-round film programming, a touring festival, an online festival, and film production workshops for children ages 6-16.
STUDIO GHIBLI COLLECTION
One Month! Dec 16 – Jan 12 – IFC Center
NYICFF and GKIDS present a twenty-five year, fifteen-film retrospective of Studio Ghibli, including masterpieces from Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Don’t miss this rare chance to see some of the greatest films on all time on new 35mm prints, in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.
NYICFF FILMMAKING CAMPS
Registration is now open for NYICFF’s February filmmaking camps. Classes include Stop-Motion Animation, Create-a-Cartoon, and more! Children will have a chance to be on the other side of the camera, learn from experts, and make their visions come to life on the big screen.
Full scholarships available.
NYICFF: AN ACADEMY QUALIFYING FESTIVAL
Recipients of the NYICFF jury prizes will now be eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short and Animated Short Film categories of the Annual Academy Awards.® Congratulations to this year’s winners, “Chalk” and “The Little Boy and the Beast!”