Dear Parents,

NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival (February 24 – March 19th) started off with two packed weekends and is only halfway through! Plenty of tickets are still available so make your plans to catch the best new films for ages 3-18. Even better, our school earns $3 back for every ticket you purchase!

Celebrate the best new international films through the Festival’s wildly popular short film programs – Shorts for Tots (recommended ages 3-6), Short Films One (recommended ages 5-10), and Short Films Two (recommended ages 8-14). Plus, don’t miss out on special events and premieres –

  • Mr. Frog (Netherlands, recommended ages 7+) – Every time students say the word “frog,” Sita’s teacher goes a bit green at the gills. Hop over to a screening of Mr. Frog and find out why!
  • Friends and Neighbors: Canada (recommended ages 7+) – In celebration of their own 20th anniversary and Canada’s 150th, our neighbors to the north from TIFF Kids International Film Festival, the people behind Toronto International Film Festival, have compiled a special program of their favorites from the past 20 years!
  • Little Mountain Boy (Switzerland, recommended ages 7+) – When an accident leaves Ursli and his family without their annual harvest, they must strike a deal with a wealthy merchant in order to survive—including giving up Ursli’s beloved goat, Zila.
  • Animators All Around – Special filmmaker event! Directors Mark Osborne (The Little Prince), Elizabeth Ito (Welcome to My Life) and Rawan Rahim (2016 Festival short Lilou) will share excerpts of their films, discuss their inspiration, and demonstrate how they create their dynamic work through sketches, storyboards, and stop-motion models.

Want a 30 second sneak-peak of the fest? Check out the trailer HERE.

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

  1. Go towww.nyicff.org/tickets/
  2. Select our schoolfrom the “Select My School” Menu on the top of the page (IMPORTANT!!!!)
  3. Purchase tickets

Voila!  Our PA earns $3 of each ticket you purchase!