Thursday, January 28, 2016

NYICFF Screening 'Boy And The Beast' 'The Little Prince' and more

If you live in or near New York and have kids or young relatives (or can borrow some if necessary) then the New York International Children's Film Festival is always worth checking out. Established in 1997, the festival has a record for screening a great range of child-friendly animated movies from around the world. In fact the festival essentially gave birth to the New York based distributor GKIDS, which was started by the festival's original founder in 2008. Which gives you an idea of the kind of quality of the animated offerings you can expect.

This year's festival runs from February 26th to March 20th 2016, with screenings taking place at a number of NYC venues. This year the festival will open with Mamoru Hosoda's latest The Boy and The Beast, and will also feature early screenings of Adama,  The Little Prince and April and The Extraordinary World. 

Highlights also include the North American premiere of last year's Annecy hit Long Way North, an intriguing Danish feature called Beyond Beyond and the first US screening of Chinese CG feature Little Door Gods. There are also a number of screenings of collections of shorts (animated and live-action).





The full list of animated feature offerings are below.


  • The Boy And The Beast- February 26th 6PM
  • Adama- March 6th 12:15PM,  March 12th 4PM
  • The Little Prince- March 5th 4PM
  • April And The Extraordinary World
  • Phantom Boy- March 6th 3:30PM, March  19th 5:45PM
  • Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas and Others- March 5th 11AM, March 12th 1PM
  • The Iron Giant-   Feb 27th 11AM,  March 13th 12:45PM
  • The Case Of Hana and Alice  Feb 28th 1:30PM,  March 13th 4:15PM, March 20th 12:30PM
  • Long Way North-  March 5th 3:30PM,  March 13th, 2:45PM, March 19th 11AM
  • Little Door Gods 3D  Feb 27th 12:45PM,  March 6th 10:45AM,  March 12th 1PM 
  • Beyond Beyond-  Feb 28th 3PM, March 12 12PM
  • Molly Monster - Feb 27th 10:45AM, March 5th 1;45PM, March 12th 10:45AM

Book tickets to individual screenings, or purchase a pass at the festival's website.
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