Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Coming Attraction: Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
With so many high-profile film festivals gaining headlines around the world, it's important that kids -- particularly Hollywood-adjacent kids -- have a festival they can call their own. Hello, shorter-length movies about people their age! Goodbye, heavy dramas that last for hours!
That's where the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival comes in.
Kicking off Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the sixth annual children's film festival will run three separate weekends, with additional screenings to be held on Dec. 18-19 and Jan. 29.
This free event will screen films at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium in Santa Monica, and festival organizers have already labeled short film sections according to age groups (i.e., all ages, 7 and older, 10 and older, etc.).
Parents and kids can choose from appropriate sections that run an hour each and feature about 10 live-action and animated short films from around the world. (Click here for a more detailed schedule.)
And unlike regular (read: grown-up) film festivals, the L.A. International Children's Film Festival is much, much more manageable for the whole family -- school days are out, and all screenings should finish before dinner. Definitely works for this working mom.
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Nov. 13; Dec. 18-19; Jan. 29
Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium (at Santa Monica Public Library)
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401