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And the winners are…

February 7, 2011

The 12-member Children’s Jury of Children’s Film Festival Seattle has
spoken! After watching more than 40 films in competition, the jurors
announced the following prizes at the Closing Ceremony of the festival
held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Best Feature Film:
The Ugly Duckling, directed by Garri Bardin, Russia

Best Animated Short Film:
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp, USA

Best Live Action Short:
The Auction, directed by Gloria Ui Young Kim, Canada

Global Zoom Prize for the film that most promotes intercultural
understanding:
What Makes Me Happy — Angelina’s Story, South Sudan, directed by Annie
Gibbs, UK/South Sudan.

The Northwest Prize:
Friends, Friends, Friends, directed by Barbara O’Halloran, USA/Seattle

Another prize was also announced — the most popular film of the
festival, selected by audience vote throughout the course of the
festival. The film that won the prize was:

Audience Favorite:
Lost and Found, directed by Philip Hunt, UK

Didn’t catch all of these?  See what you missed at the special Mother’s Day “Best of Fest” screening.

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What a party!

January 31, 2011

Check out the Children’s Film Festival 2011 opening night pajama party with Caspar Babypants!  What a blowout.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle trailer

January 5, 2011

Our team of interns, including the talented Dave Herberg, have been hard at work helping us prepare for the upcoming festival, happening this year January 28-February 6.  Take a look at this lovely new trailer they’ve put together!

16 days left to join the Children’s Festival jury

December 16, 2010

Calling all future film critics! What better way to hone your critical skills than to serve on the jury for Children’s Film Festival Seattle? The jury will attend screenings throughout the festival and announce prizewinners at the Festival’s closing ceremony.

To apply for a spot on the jury, kids ages 8-12 should write a top ten list detailing the qualities of the perfect children’s film, and send it to Elizabeth Shepherd, liz@nwfilmforum.org. Also include name, age, grade, a short bio and complete contact information.

Applications must be received by December 31, 2010.

Or – enroll in a workshop during the festival!

Saturday, Jan 15, 12-3pm

Movie Making with Sock Puppets

Unleash your imagination with what you find in the back of your sock drawer! In this class, kids will spend the first part making sock puppets. Then, the students will work together to decide upon a story and create a short movie starring their puppets. After the class each participant will receive a DVD of the finished film. Students should bring a few socks to use, which will be cut into and glued on. Also, feel free to bring scraps of fabric, yarn and buttons to adorn the puppets with.

Max Attendance: 10
Recommended for ages 8-12
Instructor: Clyde Petersen
Tutition: $30

register online

 

Two Sundays, Jan 23 & 30, 12-3pm

Lights! Camera! Action!

Lights! Camera! Action! This two day workshop will allow kids to talk about the issues they care about the most and then make a documentary. Together, the class will come up with questions to ask each other. Then, each student will hold the camera, direct the interview, and become the interviewee when the camera is turned on them. The documentary will be filmed over the course of two days, and an edited version of the film will be screened at NWFF’s Children’s Film Festival Seattle for everyone to see. If you are ready to work with a great team of people and make a film, this workshop is for you!

Max Attendance: 12
Recommended for ages 8-12
Instructor: Peter Tolfree
Tutition: $60

register online

Take your favorite cool kid to the Children’s Film Festival Seattle

December 8, 2010


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January 28 – February 6, 2011
(with additional screenings for school groups February 7-25)

Northwest Film Forum is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for Children’s Film Festival Seattle — the largest international festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. This year’s 10-day extravaganza will include more than 100 films from 25 countries — a mind-blowing blend of live performances, animation, features, shorts, historical films and fantastic hands-on workshops, all crafted with care to appeal to the next generation of movie lovers.

Some of this year’s highlights will be an opening night kickoff to the festival by the rockin’ kids band, Casper Babypants; an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast; a program spotlighting the best in animation from China, curated by the acclaimed animator Joe Chang; screenings of the rarely-seen Mary Pickford silent film, “A Little Princess,” with a new live score performed by acclaimed harpist Leslie McMichael; a program celebrating the achievements of indigenous filmmakers worldwide, and more feature films and shorts than ever before!

It’s a one-of-a-kind chance to take a celluloid ride around the globe, to see films made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming new auteurs. Our programs are inspiring, magical and definitely not available on DVD. There are gentle, enchanting programs for tiny first-time movie-goers, chills and thrills for older, more adventurous viewers and films that will inspire young people to get involved and make a difference.

 What better way to spend a chilly day in January or February than to see the world and feed your mind at Children’s Film Festival Seattle?

Get your film into the Children’s Film Festival

September 16, 2010

Submissions are due September 27!

Northwest Film Forum is pleased to announce the call for entries to Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2011.

The largest competitive children’s film festival in the Pacific Northwest,Children’s Film Festival Seattle celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 10-day extravaganza of films from more than 25 countries. The festival’s programs that include live performances, animation, features, shorts, historical films and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. To view past programs, please click here.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2011 will take place in Northwest Film Forum’s two cinemas, with screenings offered to both the general public and school groups. Dates for the 2011 Festival are Friday, January 28 through Sunday, February 6, with additional screenings for school and childcare groups scheduled Monday-Friday Feb. 7-25.

All films submitted to Children’s Film Festival Seattle will also be considered for the 6th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival, to be presented by Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater in Los Angeles, California in 2011.

The deadline for submissions is September 27, 2010.
Festival Information & Regulations 2011

Festival Film Submission Form 2011

Redcat Film Festival Entry Form 2011

Children’s Film Festival Summer Internship

May 24, 2010

Spend your summer watching adorable children’s films and communicating with filmmakers from all over the world.  Here’s more:

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2011, which will be presented in late
January 2011 by Northwest Film Forum, seeks a summer intern —
duties will include readying the festival in a multitude of ways,
including corresponding with filmmakers, working with the festival
director to prepare the printed and online program, helping to organize
programs including workshops and the festival children’s jury, and
preparing compilations of festival programs on DVD and miniDV tapes.
Finalcut pro and website management experience needed.

The largest children’s film festival in the Pacific Northwest,
Children’s Film Festival Seattle celebrates the best and brightest in
international children’s cinema with a 10-day extravaganza of films from
more than 25 countries. The festival’s programs that include live
performances, animation, features, shorts, historical films and
fantastic hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. To view
past programs, visit
http://www.nwfilmforum.org/go/childrensfilmfest/schedule.htm

Job perks include unlimited free movie screenings at the Film Forum and $5 for every hour worked toward workshops and equipment rentals.

The internship is approximately 3 months, beginning mid June through early September.  Hours are flexible but are during office hours (10am-6pm, M-F).  A commitment of at least 15-20 hours of week is required.

Please send a cover letter and a resume to Elizabeth Shepherd by June 10 —
liz@nwfilmforum.org

Children’s Film Festival Seattle winners

February 1, 2010

It’s a wrap! Children’s Film Festival Seattle has finished an amazing
10-day run, with Northwest Film Forum playing host to sold-out
screenings of more than 100 films from 30 countries, celebrating the
best in global cinema for young audiences.

The nine-member festival children’s jury has selected the following
films as prizewinners:

Best Animated Film
ALMA, directed by Rodrigo Blaas (Spain)

Best Feature Film
THE CROCODILES, directed by Christian Ditter (Germany)

Global Zoom Prize: For the film that best promotes intercultural
understanding
BREAKOUT: THE POWER OF ONE, directed by Lalita Krishna (Canada)

Northwest Prize: For a film by a filmmaker who lives in the Pacific
Northwest
MR. MACK’S KITCHEN, directed by Mike Attie (Seattle)

Audience Favorite, chosen by audience votes
THE MOUSE THAT SOARD, directed by Kyle Bell (Portland, Oregon)

Congratulations to all, and special warm wishes to the two talented
Northwest filmmakers who won prizes!

Children’s Fest tickets on sale now!

January 5, 2010

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM  PRESENTS

Children’s Film Festival Seattle

January 22-31, 2010
(with additional screenings for school groups through Feb. 19)

Tickets on sale now!

View the complete schedule and purchase tickets at www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org

The largest children’s film festival in the Pacific Northwest, Children’s Film Festival Seattle celebrates the best and brightest in international children’s cinema with a 10-day extravaganza of films from more than 25 countries. This year’s edition includes a mind-blowing blend of programs that include live performances, animation, features, shorts, historical films and fantastic hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Tickets for many programs in the festival sell-out, so avoid the tears and buy yours now!

2010 Festival Highlights include:

January 22 at 7pm (opening night!); Jan 22 at 1pm; Jan 25 at 10am; Jan 26 at 10am; Jan 27 at 10am
Lelavision!
Seattle Premiere

Science will take center stage in “The Accumulation of Change,” a world premiere performance by Lelavision Physical Music. Blending choreography, original video, DaVinci-esque musical sculptures and lots of audience participation, Lelavision founders Leah Mann and Ela Lambin will explore the origins of life, aided by the observations of Dr. David Lynn, chair of the biochemistry department at Emory University.  More >

Jan 23 at 9:30am
Pancake Breakfast and Short Film Smorgasbord!

This all-you-can-eat pancake and bacon breakfast is fun for the whole family! And of course we’ll have gallons of hot coffee on hand for the adults. After breakfast, come to Northwest Film Forum for a special screening of What a Wonderful World, a program of international short films.  More >

Jan 30 at 11am
Gustafer Yellowgold

This live performance blends music and animation to tell the story of Gustafer, a little drop of sun who comes down to earth. Join us for Morgan Taylor’s catchy and original show about Gustafer and his pals–a pterodactyl, eel, dragon and a gang of mustard slugs! The New York Times calls it “a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.”  More >

Jan 23 at 3:30pm; Jan 30 at 5pm
The Crocodiles
North American premiere!
(Christian Ditter, Germany, 2009)

The Crocodiles, a gang of neighborhood kids, embark on a series of thrilling adventures when they meet Kai, a boy in a wheelchair who wants to join their club. Little do they realize how much Kai will help them learn about life and friendship along the way.
More >


Teachers and educators should contact liz@nwfilmforum.org for details about booking field trips through February 19

Children’s Film Festival director profiled in City Arts

January 4, 2010

Read all about it.

Best quote?
“Stalin would’ve killed me.” -Liz Shepherd.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2010 begins January 22!