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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL SLATE

Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 9th, 2011

NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
FULL SLATE ANNOUNCED & TICKETS NOW ON SA

FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE MARCH 4-27, 2011
AUDIENCE OF 25,000 EXPECTED
100 FILMS, PREMIERES, WORKSHOPS, PANELS, Q&AS, AWARDS

NATION’S LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

FOR THE FIRST TIME AN OSCARR – QUALIFYING FEST FOR SHORT FILMS

NYICFF 2011 JURY INCLUDES: UMA THURMAN, SUSAN SARANDON, GUS VAN SANT, JAMES SCHAMUS, MATTHEW MODINE, CHRISTINE VACHON

INFO & TICKETS AT: www.gkids.com

HI-RES IMAGES AT: www.gkids.com/press2011

BROCHURE PDF AT: https://s3.amazonaws.com/nyicff/nyicff11_brochure_new.pdf

New York, NY – The critically acclaimed New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival has announced the full slate for the 2011 edition, which runs March 4 to 27 at six New York locations.  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 films programs, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.

For the first time, NYICFF is an OscarR – qualifying festival for short films.  Additionally, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesR is sponsoring the Festival’s Girls’ POV (Point of View) film programs for teen and ‘tween girls as well as Breaking Into the Boys Club: Girls Behind the Camera – a panel event exploring the experiences of women filmmakers in Hollywood.

NYICFF 2011 OVERVIEW:
DATES: March 4-March 27 – Full schedule available on www.gkids.com or call 212-349-0330

LOCATIONS: Asia Society and Museum, Cantor Film Center, DGA Theater, IFC Center, Scholastic Theater, Symphony Space

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION – Six programs for ages 3 to 18, featuring the best short films from around the world, selected from over 3,000 entries. Jury-selected winners will be eligible for OscarR consideration in animated and live action short categories.

  • Shorts For Tots – (Ages 3 to 6)
  • Shorts Films One – (Ages 5 to 10)
  • Shorts Films Two – (Ages 8 to 14)
  • Flicker Lounge: For Teens & Adults Only – (Ages 12 to adult)
  • Heebie Jeebies: Spooky, Freaky & Bizarre – (Ages 10 to adult)
  • Girls’ POV – (Ages 10 to adult)  (Part of Girls’ POV – Sponsored by AMPASR)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • Opening Night Gala – Special Preview of Mars Needs Moms with catered reception (Ages 6 to adult)
  • NYICFF Closing Gala – Awards Ceremony, Best-of-the-Fest film screening, reception (All ages)
  • Workshop – Green Screen – Learn the secrets of “green screen” special effects (Ages 8 to adult)
  • Workshop – Music & Sound in Film – Audience works with composers, musician and Foley experts to score a short film live on stage – Ages (7 to adult)
  • Panel – Breaking into the Boys Club: Girls Behind the Camera – Successful women behind the camera share their experiences in a male-dominated business. As of press time panelists include: Lisa Cortes (Precious), Christine Vachon (I’m Not There), Claudia Raschke (Mad Hot Ballroom), Lisbeth Scott (Chronicles of Narnia), Kori Rae (Up, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles).  (Ages 10 to adult)  (Part of Girls’ POV – Sponsored by AMPASR)

NYICFF 2011 JURY:

  • Lynne McVeigh – Associate Professor of Children’s Media at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Matthew Modine – Award-winning actor (Full Metal Jacket, Birdy)
  • Michel Ocelot – Award-winning writer/director/animator (Azur & Asmar, Kirikou and the Sorceress)
  • Dana Points – Editor-in-Chief of Parents Magazine
  • Susan Sarandon – Academy Award winning actor (Dead Man Walking, The Lovely Bones)
  • James Schamus – Award winning writer/producer (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm)
  • Evan Shapiro – President of IFC Television and The Sundance Channel
  • Uma Thurman – Academy Award-nominated actor (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2)
  • Christine Vachon – Award-winning producer (I’m Not There, Boys Don’t Cry)
  • Gus Van Sant – Academy Award-nominated director (Milk, Good Will Hunting)

ABOUT NYICFF:
Founded in 1997, NYICFF is the country’s largest festival of film for children and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more compelling and provocative film for kids.  NYICFF is an OscarR-qualifying festival and has presented US premieres of works by Danny Boyle, Hayao Miyazaki, Nick Park, Michel Ocelot, and Tomm Moore, among many others. In addition to the annual festival, NYICFF presents year round programming, filmmaking workshops for children, and a “Best of NYICFF” tour.  NYICFF has recently launched a theatrical distribution arm GKIDS, which released 2010 Oscar nominee The Secret of Kells.

NYICFF 2011 tickets and info:
www.gkids.com

212-349-0330

NYICFF 2011 press contact:
Sara Groves / 42West
212-774-3685
Sara.Groves@42west.net

Hi-res images – www.gkids.com/press2011

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