“Disappearing Cookies” Workshop
The “Disappearing Cookies” Workshop is offered in conjunction with the New York International Children’s Film Festival weekend of programs. Sign up and bring your iPhone for this small workshop on stop motion animation. Kids will make a short stop motion video called “Disappearing Cookies” based on the frame by frame techniques that make animation and movie magic possible! Cookies compliments of South Fork Bakery! Recommended for ages 7-12. Free Registration.
Plays 3/17, 5:00pm
Screens with KONIGIRI-KUN PARASOL
We’re flashing back to a Festival classic that our youngest audiences may have missed! From the legendary team that formed Studio Ghibli (with original concepts and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki) comes two deliriously delightful animated featurettes in one program! Infused equally with the amazing and the absurd, this seriously fun Totoro precursor is sure to win over new audiences and seasoned Ghibli fans alike.
Plays 3/18, 12:30pm
Screens with THE SISTINE
Simultaneously mixing the story of a mischievous cartoon boy and his friends with the true tale of his creators, Little Nicholas is a visual delight with wit to match. When illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé first drew little imp Nicholas, he knew he had to get his good friend René Goscinny (of Asterix fame) to write the story. As the two artists bring the boy to life, Nicholas himself escapes the page to ask them about their own childhoods.
Plays 3/18, 2:30pm
Screens with I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM
City kid Sebastian, 10, is less than thrilled to spend school break with his grandmother and aunt in the countryside instead of filling his days with parkour around Paris with his friends. Though the family farm is in the stunning French Pyrenees mountains, Seb finds herding sheep utterly boring. That is, until he meets Belle, a beautifully humongous canine with a heart as gold as her voluminous locks.
Plays 3/18, 5:00pm
Screens with SWING TO THE MOON
“More or less based on true events.” So begins the mostly true-to-life story of Titina, an intrepid fox terrier, and her companions on their aerial expedition to the North Pole. When Italian engineer Umberto Nobile is invited to build an airship for Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, he knows he’s embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. And who better to accompany him on his dirigible to the top of the world than the trusty street pup he rescued in Rome?
Plays 3/19, 10:30am - Q&A with director Jean-Christophe Roger
Screens with PHONOS
The once-forbidden friends are on the trail to Ernest’s home, Gibberitia. Grumpy Ernest is not too pleased to be headed back, but it’s the only place where he can get his prized violin repaired after it’s broken (in a major oops!) by Celestine. The silver lining? Gibberitia is home to some of the world’s greatest musicians who fill their time together playing the joyful sounds that fill the streets.
Plays 3/19, 1:30pm - Q&A with director Marya Zarif
Screens with THE LUGGAGE ROOM
Bold of spirit and wild of hair, six-year-old Dounia lives joyfully with her family in Aleppo, where she spends her time traversing the bustling souks, or marketplaces, teeming with delicious ingredients just right for her grandmother’s amazing dishes. Life is filled with kind neighbors, shared stories, and music until a gradually intensifying conflict brings a growing troop of soldiers to town.