15TH ANNIVERARY EVENT RUNS MARCH 2-25 OSCARÂ®-QUALIFYING FOR ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORTS OVER 25,000 ATTENDEES EXPECTED FOR 100+ FILMS
OPENING NIGHT US PREMIERE — A MONSTER IN PARIS
N. AMERICAN PREMIERE — LE TABLEAU
US PREMIERE — CINDERELLA MOON
US PREMIERE — A LETTER TO MOMO
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING — CHIMPANZEE
SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING — THE PIRATES! A BAND OF MISFITS FIRST SCREENING IN OVER 10 YEARS — YELLOW SUBMARINE
NYICFF 2012 JURY INCLUDES:
JEFFREY WRIGHT, UMA THURMAN, SUSAN SARANDON GUS VAN SANT, JAMES SCHAMUS, MATTHEW MODINE JOHN CANEMAKER, TOMM MOORE, MICHEL OCELOT
TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT GKIDS.COM
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 — The critically acclaimed New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival has announced the 2012 jury and full slate for its 15th anniversary event, which runs March 2-25 at New York’s DGA Theater, Walter Reade Theater, IFC Center, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Asia Society, Scholastic Theater, and Cantor Film Center. 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 film programs, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. NYICFF is an OscarÂ® – qualifying festival for short films. Films that receive NYICFF’s jury prizes are automatically eligible for consideration for an OscarÂ® in the Best Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.
The complete festival lineup was announced Feb 1, and tickets for all events are now on sale at www.gkids.com. As in past years, all screenings are expected to sell out, so advance purchase is highly recommended.