This November, the Film Society presents the second edition of our film festival geared toward the younger set. Aiming to bring the singular excitement and vibrancy of the festival experience to burgeoning movie lovers, My First Film Fest offers a bounty of selections appropriate for children of all ages—adults included. This weekend-long event includes sneak previews of major new works, under-the-radar titles from around the world, classic adventures, cartoon showcases, cherished anime features, as well as free educational screenings of films that promote cultural awareness and diversity. Free popcorn at every screening!
New York International Children’s Film Festival; UniFrance
Free Event!This year’s My First Film Fest is pleased to feature a work-in-progress presentation of Ferdinand, a new heartwarming animated comedy adventure from the creators of Rio and Ice Age, coming to theaters December 15.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Joe KellyA precocious teenager battles demons both real and imaginary in this exhilarating emotional odyssey based on the acclaimed comic-book series by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura.
New York PremiereThis empathetic, beautifully observed documentary chronicles a classroom of immigrant students—most of them refugees from the Middle East—as they adjust to life in the Netherlands. An Icarus Films release.
Q&A with Valérie Müller & Angelin PreljocajA young ballerina journeys from Russia to France to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice in this refreshingly real look at what it means to risk everything for a dream. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release.
To purchase tickets to individual films, please click on the “Films” or “Schedule” tabs at the top of this page and then click on your desired films or showtimes.
3+ Film Package – Minimum of 3 films required. Tickets just $8 Members / $9 Students & Seniors / $11 General Public.
$25 Young Movie Lover Pass – See everything in the festival! Includes two tickets (one child and one adult) to all screenings and events.
Note: Member complimentary tickets can be used for this series.
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