The Virtual Reality Junior Experience

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Member Perks, Uncategorized | No Comments
The Virtual Reality Junior Experience

“Emotion, is the greatest special effect… it’s free and hard to do.” At least that’s what Jorge Gutiérrez says, the director of Son of Jaguar, a new Virtual Reality short for Google Spotlight Story. The character designer, a Golden Globe nominee for The Book of Life, was one of several animators on hand to discuss […]

Animators All Around

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Animators All Around

On March 11th 2017, in the chilly Scandinavia House (The Nordic Center In America), the NY International Children’s Film Festival held their first “Animators All Around.” Hosted by festival friend Nic Marshall (of the New Zealand Int’l Film Fest) the panel included directors Mark Osborne (The Little Prince), Elizabeth Ito (2017 short in competition Welcome […]

NY In’tl Children’s Film Fest: Animators All Around

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NY In’tl Children’s Film Fest: Animators All Around

Learn how animation goes from inspiration to sketch to screen – from the filmmakers themselves – in this special panel presentation. Directors Mark Osborne (The Little Prince), Elizabeth Ito (2017 short in competition Welcome to My Life), and Rawan Rahim (2016 Festival short Lilou) will share excerpts of their films, discuss their inspiration, and demonstrate how they […]

NY International Children’s Film Festival

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NY International Children’s Film Festival

During four weekends in the month of March, the Festival invites families to explore the world without leaving NYC — and over 25,000 parents, children, and filmmakers are treated to the best new films for ages 3-18 at venues throughout NYC. Each year, we scour the globe to present a highly selective slate of the […]

The Little International New York Prince

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Little International New York Prince

Les adultes ne comprennent jamais rien par eux-mêmes, Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, et il est fastidieux pour les enfants d’être toujours et pour toujours expliquer les choses à eux, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. The East Coast premiere of The Little Prince was […]

NY Int’l Children’s Film Fest Internship!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Feature Articles | No Comments

FILM FESTIVAL FALL/WINTER 2015 INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE Great opportunity for students interested in film and/or managing a non-­‐profit arts organization! New York International Children’s Film Festival is a non-­‐profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to discovering and promoting high-­‐quality independent and international film for children and teens. Since its inception in 1997, NYICFF has grown to become North […]

LAIKA Enchanted

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Feature Articles | No Comments
LAIKA Enchanted

On March 29th, at the Scholastic Theatre in SoHo, NY, Mark Shapiro (director of entertainment brand marketing for LAIKA) gave a special presentation of the movie Coraline. It was “LAIKA: Behind the Magic,” part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival. The movie Coraline is a 24 FPS stop-motion animated feature, based on a […]

Falling for the First Time: Patema Inverted

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Feature Articles | No Comments
Falling for the First Time: Patema Inverted

March was the month of New York’s International Childrens’ Film Festival, and I have several things to say about the great screenings I attended.  Today I will be discussing “Patema Inverted,” which I saw Saturday March 22d, at the School of Visual Arts’ west side theatre. Patema Inverted (サカサマのパテマ Sakasama no Patema) is a Japanese anime directed […]

“Wolf Children” with director Mamoru Hosoda

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Industry Events, International Update | 2 Comments
“Wolf Children” with director Mamoru Hosoda

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns8PWyfEz60] On Saturday March 9th, a little less than 24 hours after a romantic snowstorm, the sun shone down on the beautiful people of New York.  Many people were walking their dogs or riding their scooters up and down 23rd St by the School of Visual Arts theatre, and bravely showing off spring sweaters […]

Opening weekend of the NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Feature Articles | No Comments
Opening weekend of the NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival

The thoroughly charming and brilliant Ernest & Celestine had its US premiere at the New York international Children’s Film Festival Friday night.  Children and adults packed the house to watch this wonderful film from the producers of The Secret of Kells and The Triplet’s of Belleville.  This film is a beautiful illustration of the power […]