The Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, which runs this year from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, May 5, offers a two-week survey of animated and live-action shorts and films from around the world.
In partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival (North America’s largest festival for children and teens), the American Cinematheque brings a selection of the most compelling recent films for kids to the West Coast for the first time. Included are beautifully animated features from Japan (A Letter to Momo, Wolf Children), France (A Monster in Paris, in 3-D), Canada (The Day of the Crows) and the U.S. (Meet the Small Potatoes), a Chinese take on a famed fairy tale (Cinderella Moon) and a short film showcase.
ArtKandy.com, the new online gallery from the folks behind Every Picture Tells A Story, will donate limited edition fine art prints from the top children's book illustrators -- including Maurice Sendak, Mo Willems, Hilary Knight and Garth Williams -- to be given away each night.
The series is programmed by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger, and co-produced by Ashley Drysdale. Program notes are by John Hagelston.
Fri, April 26 - Sun, May 5
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
For more information, visit the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival page on Facebook, or view the festival’s e-flyer for all the festival info in one place. Tickets to festival events are now available via Fandango.
Source: American Cinematheque