Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival Announces Full Film Line Up

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Inaugural Festival Presented By PNC Arts Alive and In Partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival Highlights Feature-length and Short Films Representing 15 Countries

(October 9, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA)
 - The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the full line-up of the first Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival (PICFF), presented by PNC Arts Alive. Partnering with New York International Children’s Film Festival, one of the longest running and acclaimedchildren’s film festivals on the circuit, the three-day festival, held November 15 – 17, 2013,  will offer a variety of animated, live-action and experimental short and feature films from all around the world.

The event will be held exclusively at the newly renovated PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2021 Sansom Street Philadelphia, scheduled to open later this Fall. Tickets will be available online beginning Tuesday, October 15. Program details and film schedules are available at www.filmadelphia.org/picff. Event brochures will be available at box office locations throughout the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival, October 17 – 27, 2013. Location details can be found at www.filmadelphia.org/festival.

 In support of youth programming throughout the city, the Philadelphia Film Society will donate $1.00 for every ticket purchased online to ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships. ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships’ mission is to keep Philadelphia’s youth safe and active by facilitating supervised activities in the dangerous after school hours.

The full list of films, representing 15 countries, includes:

Zarafa -  Opening Night Film
Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
France, 81 minutes
In French with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 7 to adult

Kid Flix Mix -   Short Film Series
Various Countries, 60 minutes
Languages Vary Per Film with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 3-8.
 

Pinocchio
Directed by Enzo deal
Italy, 83 minutes
In English
Recommend Ages: 5-10

Party Mix - Short Film Series
Various Countries, 60 minutes
Languages Vary Per Film with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 5-10.

Kirikou and the Men and the Women
Directed by Michael Ocelot
France, 87 minutes
In French with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 7  to adult

Wolf Children
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Japan, 117 minutes
In Japanese with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 9 to adult

Meet the Small Potatoes
Directed by John Selig
USA, 60 minutes
In English
Recommended Ages: 3-6

Welcome to the Space Show
Directed by Koji Masunari
Japan, 136 minutes
In English
Recommended Ages: 7 to adult

Starry Starry Night
Directed by Tom Shu-yu Lin
Taiwan, 98 minutes
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Recommended Ages: 9 to adult

The Day of the Crows
Directed by Jean-Cristophe Dessaint
Canada/France, 95 minutes
French with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 7 to adult

The Zig Zag Kid - Closing Night Film
Directed by Vincent Bal
Belgium, 90 minutes
In English, Dutch, and French with English Subtitles
Recommended Ages: 8 to adult

The Philadelphia International Children’s Film Festival is presented by PNC Arts Alive. The event is also made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, Comcast Xfinity and Southwest Airlines, as well as through our partner organizations ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships, Philadelphia Zoo and Sprout Children’s Network.

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ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA FILM SOCIETY
Philadelphia Film Society is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding.  It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema, programming the PFS Theater at the Roxy, thereby providing daily access to films and experiences from which the Philadelphia community can be further engaged and educated, as well as by offering unique and varied screenings and events throughout the year that furthers the awareness of film as an important form of artistic expression and instrument of cultural change. PFS achieves its mission through various year-round film events, including the annual Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled for October 17-27, 2013 and thePhiladelphia International Children’s Film Festival, scheduled for November 15-17, 2013. For more information about the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Philadelphia Film Society, please contact the Philadelphia Film Society at 267-239-2941 or visit us atwww.filmadelphia.org.

 

ABOUT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

New York International Children’s Film Festival is dedicated to inspiring, entertaining and educating while expanding the boundaries of children’s entertainment. Through innovative film programs, New York International Children’s Film Festival invites families to explore the world, discover new ideas and deepen cultural understanding. Founded in 1997, the event has grown to become the largest festival for children and teens in North America, with an audience of over 25,000. Each year the festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world in addition to gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and the annual Awards Ceremony.

New York International Children’s Film Festival is an Academy®-qualifying festival and a 501(c)(3) arts organization.

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