Great Tween Event – New York Int’l Childrens Film Fest 2011

How often does a really great tween event come into town? not often enough. The critically acclaimed New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival which runs March 4 to 27 is a perfect way to expose your perma-bored preteen some interesting culture and art. The nation’s largest festival for kids and teens will present four weeks of ground-breaking and thought-provoking new works for ages 3-18, with 100 new films, opening and closing galas, new feature premieres, six short films programs, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.  Here is a peak at the festivals highlights:
Mars Needs Moms

A space adventure comedy from motion capture pioneers ImageMovers Digital (Polar Express, A Christmas Tale) and producer Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), based on the beloved book by Pulitzer Prize-winning Berkeley Breathed. (Ages 6+)

A Cat in Paris

A beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris about Dino, a pet cat that leads a double life. (Ages 6+)

Welcome to the Spaceshow

A colorfully explosive debut that sets a new high for visual spectacle and sheer inventiveness of character design in one of the most
gleefully surreal depictions of alien life forms ever portrayed in cinema. (Ages 7+)

Time of Eve

An exquisitely drawn, sci-fi allegory that probes questions of artificial intelligence while flirting with the moral and personal implications of human-robot romance. (Ages 11+)

Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage

A kid-friendly, eco-adventure that utilizes the imersive 3D experience to the fullest, taking viewers on a 50-year odyssey
around the world from the perspective of a sea turtle. (All ages)

Aurelie Laflamme’s Diary

A silly and sentimental feature about Aurelie, whose endearing clumsiness positions her as a pitch-perfect, French-Canadian version of a
Judy Blume character. (Ages 8-14)

To find out more and buy tickets visit: gkids.com