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Announcing The 2011 NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival

The NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival is just around the corner (Oct 21 – Oct 23), and the best part about it is – it’s not just for kids!  Sure, most of the films are geared for the younger crowd, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be features to satisfy the kid inside us all.

Perusing the line-up, I see a few that standout as potentially being worthwhile.  I find that the short film blocks tend to be the safest bet.  Chances are that if there’s a short you don’t like, you never have to wait too long for the next one to begin.  The one that I highly recommend is the Kid Flix Mix.  This one features one of the best and most popular shorts from last year’s Animation Festival, Mobile.  Fans of those shorts seen at before Pixar’s features will be more than pleased with this story of a few minutes in the life of a child’s mobile.  As far as feature-length goes, the German stop-motion adventure, Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams, which takes place in a nocturnal dreamland and features the creator of nightmares looks to me to have the most promise.

All films will be shown at SFFS/New People Cinema and the Premier Theater, Letterman Digital Arts Center.  Check out the schedule and ticket info after the jump and be sure to check back with us the week leading up to the festival for some spoiler-free reviews of the films. Read More…

Coming To The Embarcadaro: NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival – It’s Not Just For Kids

Where else but San Francisco can you finish attending an erotic film festival then head off to a children’s film festival the very next day?  To most people this idea might seem wrong, following up a naughty movie with something a bit more pure and wholesome, but if you are like me and appreciate a good film of any genre than you should be excited for this year’s 3 days of family entertainment with the NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival.  One of this year’s highlights is sure to be the interactive presentation with the director of last year’s best animated picture nominee, The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore. All the films are being shown at Landmark’s Embarcadaro Center Cinema, with the opening party being held at the Punch Line Comedy Club, which is right next door to the cinema, convenient, I know.  Check out the schedule after the jump. Read More…

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