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NY Children's Film Fest Screenings: The Secret of Moonacre & Shorts for Tots

THE SECRET OF MOONACRE UK, Gabor Csupo, 2008, 97 min In English - recommended ages 5 to 12

Sat, April 18 at 1:00pm Sun, April 19 at 12:30pm Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)

The new film from director Gabor Csupo (THE BRIDGE TO TERABETHIA) is a fantasy adventure complete with misty castles, a danger-filled forest, a black lion, a magic pearl necklace, and a reluctant city-girl-turned-princess decked out in an ever-growing collection of opulent, Victorian-era dresses. Newly orphaned Maria Merryweather is forced to leave civilized London and live with her reclusive uncle at Moonacre Manor, the family's remote and rundown estate in the woods. She soon discovers a secret within the walls of the large and crumbling castle: Long ago, a bitter feud between the Merryweathers and the rival De Noir family placed a curse on the land that only the young Moon Princess can undo. So Maria leaves the safety of Moonacre and enters the forbidden forest, where she comes face to face with a gang of marauding De Noir bandits - though with their black eye-liner and coordinated bowler hats, these smooth-faced young ruffians are about as menacing as an 80's New Wave boy band. But this is a fairy tale and all is for the best, as soon the head boy-bandit and scion of the De Noir clan has switched sides, defying his father to help Maria find the magic pearls and fulfill her quest. Starring Dakota Blue Richards (THE GOLDEN COMPASS) and Tim Curry.

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SHORTS FOR TOTS 65 minutes - in English - recommended ages 3 to 6

Sat, April 18 at 11:00am Sun, April 19 at 11:00am Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)

SHORTS FOR TOTS features the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3-6.

ASTON'S STONES Sweden - World Premiere Animated, Uzi Geffenblad, 2007, 9 min

NO MONKEY Germany - US Premiere Animated, Harry Flosser, 2007, 4 min

THE NEW SPECIES Latvia - East Coast Premiere Animated, Evalds Lacis, 2008, 10 min

BREAKING THE MOULD UK - US Premiere Animated, Rebecca Manley/Luca Paulli, 2008, 1 min

HORSIE Finland - US Premiere Animated, Sara Wahl, 2006, 2 min

DINOSAUR SONG USA - NY Premiere Animated, Christian Robinson, 2008, 3 min

THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS USA - NY Premiere Animated, Konstantin Bronzit, 2008, 10 min

7 DAYS OF THE WEEK USA - US Premiere Animated, Sean McBride, 2007, 3 min

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER ZZZEEE France - US Premiere Animated, Thomas Szabo, 2006, 5 min

HEDGEHUG USA - NY Premiere Animated, Dan Pinto, 2007, 5 min

LABAN THE LITTLE GHOST Sweden - US Premiere Animated, Lasse Persson, 2007, 5 min

SPOT AND SPLODGE Sweden - US Premiere Animated, Lotta Geffenblad, 2008, 8 min

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Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 11:00am to Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 12:00pm
New York