First Annual Miami International Children's Film Festival Announces Program and Schedule
First Annual Miami International Children's Film Festival
South Florida's youngest film aficionados are eagerly awaiting the first annual Miami International Children's Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema, as it prepares for its debut next month. From October 25-27 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, families throughout the community will have the opportunity to experience the best in global "art house" films for children, as well as film workshops, parties and talks with visiting filmmakers.
"Our first Miami International Children's Film Festival is just around the corner," said Steven Krams, President and Founder of the Cinema. "We are thrilled to kick off this fantastic cultural event in the heart of South Florida, where countless families are bound to foster a love of cinema together."
In partnership with New York International Children's Film Festival, lauded as the country's most prominent festival of its kind, the inaugural Miami International Children's Film Festival aims to provide its audiences with diverse and awe-inspiring films, including several area premieres. Festival highlights include:
The Florida premiere of eight films: AninA, Pinocchio, Magic Piano 3D, Cinderella Moon, Ernest & Celestine, Zarafa, Kirikou, and Wolf Children
Showcase of films from around the globe, including France, China, Italy, Japan and more
Q&A with Alfredo Soderguit, director of AninA who will be attending the Festival in-person from Uruguay, following the Florida premiere screening
Spanish and Portuguese language shorts program, exclusively curated for Miami audiences
Special Florida premiere screening of Magic Piano 3D, featuring live piano accompaniment
Hands-on animation workshops for kids presented by JohnMartin's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Opening night reception featuring bites by Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Miller's Ale House and an open bar by Bacardi
"The unique collaboration with our seasoned festival counterparts in New York has allowed us to screen a diverse selection of films from all around the globe," said Robert Rosenberg, Director of the Coral Gables Art Cinema. "In addition, we are excited to showcase eight Florida premieres that are bound to delight our South Florida audiences."
Other groups that will be collaborating with the Miami International Children's Film Festival include Books & Books, the Coral Gables Museum, JohnMartin's Irish Pub & Restaurant, the Florida Film Institute and Miami-Dade Public Schools. A full festival film schedule and ticket pricing guide follows.
Miami International Children's Film Festival Schedule
Friday, October 25, 2013
Film Screening: Shorts for Tots (Ages 3+) - 4:00 p.m.
A specially curated program for kids as young as 3 years old, featuring 13 short animations from around the world
Opening Night Reception and Film Screening
6:30 p.m. - Reception with food and drinks
7:30 p.m. - AninA (Uruguay, Ages 9+) - AninA is fantastical journey into the world of a 10 year-old girl, who following a playground skirmish, receives the weirdest punishment in the history of weird punishments
Featuring Q&A with Uruguayan director Alfredo Soderguit following film screening
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Film Screening: Pinocchio (Italy, Ages 5+) - 10:00 a.m.
Pinocchio is a colorful and musical re-telling of the classic tale, featuring the title character as a rambunctious scamp who dances from one strange adventure to the next
Cinema Carnival in Perrin Plaza: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Featuring face painting, The Miami Balloon Guy, temporary tattoos, live music and more
Free and open to the public
Workshop I: Stop Motion Animation with Soft Sculpture at JohnMartin's Irish Pub & Restaurant - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For ages 6 to 12, students will learn basic principles of stop-motion animation and create their own films with malleable materials
$20 material and equipment fee
Film Screening: Spanish & Portuguese Language Shorts (Ages 9+) - 12:00 p.m.
An array of 8 short films curated for Miami audiences, including Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan films with English subtitles