If you’re thinking about going (and make your reservations now, it sells out!), the festival runs from March 2-25. And if you need some help figuring out what to see and what your kids will love, we’ve got the scoop–straight from festival director Eric Beckman.
As he puts it, it is a truly eye-opening and horizon-expanding experience for children.
3 more bits of advice:
2. Even if a film is sold out in advance, come down early on the day of the show to get on the waitlist. We hold back press and sponsor tickets until show time and in past years pretty much everyone from the waitlist has gotten in.
3. Get on our mailing list at GKIDS.com. This is the only way to find out about added screenings, filmmaker appearances, and special events.
Shorts for Tots - this is a selection of ten short animated films from around the world. Its just a great lineup – you cannot go wrong.
Chimpanzee is the new upcoming Disney Nature film and is good for younger children as well as elementary age kids.
And Yellow Submarine is great for youngest children all the way up to grandpas. Can’t go wrong there!
For elementary school kids there is a huge selection.
I would just check out the age recommendations on the website and make your selections.
There’s Short Films 1 and 2, Cinderella Moon, A Monster in Paris, Le Tableau, Ninja Kids, Monkey King (amazing film, North American premiere, added after the brochure was already printed), A Hard Day’s Night, Tales of the Night, A Letter to Momo, Toys in the Attic…
It is hard to choose “best” when I love all my babies!
The best for older kids?
Also we have the phenomenal Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, a truly phenomenal film for 12+, and which is NOT recommended for younger kids.
So, what is your motivation for managing such a massive undertaking every year?
It is a truly eye-opening and horizon-expanding experience for children.
If you’re in the New York area in March check out the New York International Children’s Film Festival and grab tickets now! Also, they offer film screenings every weekend throughout the year, 11am at IFC Center of Manhattan. Sign up for the mailing list at GKIDS.com to be in the loop.