Ninth-Annual International Children’s Film Festival at LACMA

December 11, 2013

The Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival returns to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on December 14 and 15, 2013. For the past several years, LACMA has hosted this film festival dedicated to children and their families. This year the festival will present more than 100 films from around the world—full-length and short animation, live action and documentary films—clustered for different age groups, toddlers through teens. Producers and actors will be present after select screenings for pre- and post-film discussions. We hope that  these live opportunities will allow our audience to leave with a greater understanding of the films they love. Don’t miss the chance to pose your burning questions!

 [Still from Clara and the Secret of Bears] {Courtesy of Tobias Ineichen} Still from Clara and the Secret of Bears, courtesy of Tobias Ineichen
[Still from A Film by Abigail] {Courtesy of Paul Vernon} Still from A Film by Abigail, courtesy of Paul Vernon

You can even join in on a free camera-less animation workshop all weekend under the NexGen tent on the LA Times Central Court. Use the materials provided (and your imagination) to turn clear film into the movie doodle of your dreams. After the festival, LACMA educators will work their magic and turn the painted film into a moving image! Play artistic director for a day by contributing a drawing on film! We will post the video to YouTube after the festival.

 [Still from Yarn, Paper Scissors] {Courtesy of Rebecca Olson} Still from Yarn, Paper, Scissors, courtesy of Rebecca Olson

Plan your visit and see the full line-up here.

Stay up-to-date on festival news here.

This event produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival.

Angela Hall, education coordinator, education and public programs