REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival returns with exhilarating short-film programs to enchant moviegoers of all ages, May 5-13, 2012

REDCAT HOSTS REDCAT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
TWO WEEKENDS OF EXHILARATING ANIMATION AND LIVE-ACTION SHORT-FILM PROGRAMS THE ENTIRE FAMILY WILL LOVE
Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 — 13, 2012
tickets: Only $5 per screening!

LOS ANGELES, CA – The REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival makes a most-welcome return to enchant moviegoers of all ages. Presented by CalArts in partnership with Northwest Film Forum, this family favorite brings together the best live-action and animated short films for young audiences. This year’s festival will be held over two consecutive weekends at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater May 5, 2012 through May 13, 2012 with multiple screenings daily.

Each spring, REDCAT turns its focus to engage young audiences and their families with a program that expands cultural horizons by raising the curtain on a world of celluloid wonder. Created with celebrated children’s film specialist Elizabeth Shepherd, each program is thoughtfully designed to engage kids from ages 3 and up, to early teens. The Festival provides unique offerings that shed light on kid’s experiences throughout the globe.

Showcasing work from more than 25 countries–including Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Taiwan and Vietnam–the 7th annual Festival brings together a fresh collection of inspiring stories, exhilarating adventures and pure cinematic joy with programming that includes award-winning features and shorts. From animated antics to rip-roaring live action, festival highlights include favorites from famed Russian studio SHAR, a new delight from Aardman Animations and a very special Nick Family Fun Day.

2012 FESTIVAL SCREENING SCHEDULE

For detailed information–including film titles, running times, suggested age groups, and more–click on the dates below or here to download in PDF.

Saturday, May 5

12:00pm Birds of a Feather (ages 4 and up)

1:30pm Planet Kid (ages 7 and up)

3:00pm Once Upon a Time (ages 8 and up)

Sunday, May 6

Nickelodeon Family Fun Day

12:00pm Nick Jr. (ages 2 to 6)

3:00pm Nickelodeon (ages 7 and up)

Saturday, May 12

12:00pm Touch My Heart: Gentle Films on the Big Screen (all ages)

1:30pm A Journey Beyond (ages 7 and up)

3:00pm Yes I Can: Kids Come of Age (ages 9 and up)

Sunday, May 13

12:00pm Fire and Ice (ages 7 and up)

1:30pm Wild Ride (ages 7 and up)

3:00pm Fright Delight (ages 9 and up)

CLICK TO PREVIEW AN ASSORTMENT OF THE FILMS ONLINE:

When the wind turns | http://youtu.be/Rpg073OyegY

Pigeon: Impossible | http://youtu.be/OdNdW-BatwI

Lost Places | http://vimeo.com/10018127

Chaos | http://youtu.be/qKNrpGcm6Wk

The Road Home | http://youtu.be/9V2ntJ5_9Sk

Keenan at Sea | http://youtu.be/Dci3mD34CLs

Beans | http://youtu.be/Oz3R5olXYsc

Snowflakes and Carrots | http://youtu.be/9pEz8lapE8U

Jillian Dillon | http://youtu.be/D1Ri5Sr5aE8

The Lost Thing | http://youtu.be/kikA9pUAnWs

The Bear Facts | http://vimeo.com/29761267

Marvin | http://vimeo.com/16759704

Superdad and PelŽ | http://youtu.be/Gmwv-htZGsA

Toot Toot | http://youtu.be/s9XZ-XMP7ic

El Salon Mexico | http://youtu.be/nI1b8dh94C8

The Story of Little Paolo | http://youtu.be/bwT52gwy3tM

Coast Warning | http://youtu.be/tET8PBMa1B8

OR CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL’S YOUTUBE PLAYLIST:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL87D4B41347784F31