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New York International Children's Film Festival Returns This March

New York International Children's Film Festival
has been bringing the best in films for kids and families to the big screen in the big apple since 1997. This year the festival returns as a fully in-person event for the first time since 2020 and celebrates its 25th year of "redefining films for kids." The line-up always includes some exciting animated selections- and this year is no exception.

The festival will run from March 3-19 at various venues across the city including The Alamo Drafthouse, Film Forum and DCTV.

This year's festival opens with the International premiere of Ernest and Celestine: A Trip To Gibbertia, the sequel to the beloved original Ernest and Celestine. 

Also from France, there is Little Nicholas, Happy As Can Be and French/Canadian co-production Dounia & the Princess of Aleppo. From Norway comes Titina, and from Spain comes the animated documentary Home Is Somewhere Else. From Finland and the UK comes three new episodes of the TV series Moominvalley.

Coming from Japan is Goodbye, Don Glees, Blue Thermal, Lonely Castle In The Mirror and Panda Go Panda. The festival will also feature the North American premiere of Suzume, the latest film from Makoto Shinkai.  

The films are primarily showing in their original languages with English subtitles- the exceptions being Panda Go Panda and Goodbye Don Glees.

The festival also features a selection of shorts, both animated and live-action. The shorts will span four programs each aimed at different age groups. There are also themed screenings of shorts titled Heebie Jeebies, Girls' POV, Celebrating Black Stories and Hola Cine! 

For more information and to get your tickets visit the festival website.