Providence Children’s Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 

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The Providence Children’s Film Festival has announced this year’s schedule of films, activities, workshops, field trips, and community collaborations.

The festival includes 104 short films, 13-feature films, six live action, four animated, three documentaries and one classic.

See the Feature Films in the Slideshow Below

"We are thrilled to announce our thoughtfully curated films for our 10th annual Festival celebration. By giving voice to people of many cultures, the Festival's international films encourage local families to embrace a global perspective — and find themselves reflected on the screen,” said Anisa Raoof, executive director of PCFF.

Films will be screened in Providence, Newport and other venues across Rhode Island from February 15 to 24 with interactive field trips running from February 26 to 28.

2019 Film Festival

The opening night of the Festival will take place on February 15 at the RISD Museum at the Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center, featuring the East Coast premiere of Kenya's 2018 Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Film, Supa Modo, directed by Likarion Wainaina.

The opening night celebration also includes animated shorts, catering from Amos House and Campus Fine Wines and interactive filmmaking activities with Rhode Island-based filmmaker/artist Rachel Blumberg, in partnership with Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.

See the Feature Films in the Slideshow Below

 

Related Slideshow: 2019 Providence Children’s Film Festival Feature Films

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Becoming Who I Was

A stirring tale of friendship and devotion between a Tibetan Buddhist godfather and a young boy longing for his spiritual home. Directed by Chang-Yong Moon, Jin Jeon / South Korea / 2017 / Ladakhi, Hindi and Tibetan (w/English subtitles) / 95 minutes / Ages 8+. Screenings: Monday, February 18, 12 p.m. - Gilder Center for the Arts at Wheeler School (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation) and Saturday, February 23, 3:30 p.m. - Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center/RISD Museum (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation).

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Chuskit

To chase her dream of going to school in her remote Himalayan village, a feisty paraplegic girl locks horns with her tradition-bound grandfather. Directed by Priya Ramasubban / India / 2018 / Ladakhi (w/English subtitles) / 89 min / Ages 10+. Screenings: Monday, February 18, 10 a.m. - Avon Cinema (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation) and Thursday, February 21, 1 p.m. - Barrington Public Library.
 

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Film School Africa

Young adults in an impoverished South African community discover how storytelling through film changes their community and themselves. Directed by Nathan Pfaff / USA, South Africa / 2017 / In English or w/English subtitles / 89 min / Ages 13+. Monday, February 18, 4 p.m. - Gilder Center for the Arts @Wheeler School (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation) and Tuesday, February 19, 1:30 p.m. - Newport Art Museum (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation).

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Kiki's Delivery Service (Film Classic) 

Kiki finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service, but she ends up with the adventure of a lifetime. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki / Japan / 1989 / In English / 103 min / All ages. Saturday, February 16, 1:45 p.m. - Avon Cinema and Sunday, February 24, 3:15 p.m. - Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center/RISD Museum.

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Kīpuka: An Anti-Bullying Project  

Hawai'ian teens present stories of hope filled with hard-earned wisdom and insight. Directed by Jeremiah Tayao / USA / 2018 / In English / 66 min / Ages 10+. Saturday, February 16, 7:30 p.m. - Woodman Family Community & Performance Center @Moses Brown School and Sunday, February 24, 11:45 a.m. - RISD Auditorium Building (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation).

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Los Bando

Teen band Los Bando Immortale got accepted to the national rock championship. All they need is a bassist, a driver and...a singer! This is a rollicking road trip movie you won't forget. Directed by Christian Lo / Sweden, Norway / 2018 / Norwegian (w/English subtitles) / 94 minutes / Ages 10+. Monday, February 18, 2 p.m. - Avon Cinema (may be preceded by a Reel Connections presentation) and Saturday, February 16, 11:45 a.m. - Avon Cinema.

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Rafiki

Being true to yourself can have unintended consequences in this tender, coming-of-age love story between teen girls. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya / 2018 / In English and Swahili (w/English subtitles) / 82 minutes / Ages 13+. Screenings Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m. - Avon Cinema (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation) and Saturday, February 23, 4:00 PM - RISD Auditorium Building.

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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again. The adventures of these hilarious animal misfits will keep you in stitches. Directed by Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner / France / 2017 / In English / 83 minutes / All ages. Sunday, February 17, 10:15 a.m. - Avon Cinema, Monday, February 18, 1:30 p.m. - Newport Art Museum and Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. - Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center/RISD Museum.

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The Secret of Kells (Festival Flashback)

Color and detail dazzle in this Academy Award-nominated animated film filled with magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology. Directed by Tom Moore, Nora Twomey / Ireland, France, Belgium / 2009 / In English / 75 min / All ages. Sunday, February 17, 3:15 PM - Newport Art Museum (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation), Tuesday, February 19, 12:30 p.m. - Providence Athenaeum and Saturday, February 23, 1:45 p.m. - Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center/RISD Museum (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation).

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The Witch Hunters

What if your friend suspects her stepmother is a witch and needs help freeing her father? Superpowers could be useful, especially if cerebral palsy makes walking difficult. What's a 10-year-old to do?  Directed by Rasko Miljkovic / Serbia, Macedonia / 2018 / Serbian (w/English subtitles) / 86 minutes / Ages 10+. Sunday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. - Gilder Center for the Arts @Wheeler School and Sunday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. - Metcalf Auditorium Chace Center/RISD Museum.

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Tito and the Birds

When mass hysteria grips his city 10-year-old Tito discovers a way to liberate the community from paralyzing fear. Directed by Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto / Brazil / 2018 / In English / 72 minutes / Ages 10+. Saturday, February 16, 4:15 p.m. - Gilder Center for the Arts @Wheeler School and Monday, February 18, 12 p.m. - Avon Cinema.

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Tre Maison Dasan

This Rhode Island film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars. Directed by Denali Tiller / USA / 2017 / In English / 93 minutes / Ages 13+. Sunday, February 17, 3:45 p.m. - Gilder Center for the Arts @Wheeler School (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation) and Saturday, February 23, 1:30 PM - RISD Auditorium Building (may be followed by a Reel Connections presentation).

 
 

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