All kids remember the first movie they ever saw or the first time they went to a movie theater. Now, the Film Society of Lincoln Center wants them to remember their first film festival. This November, we present the inaugural edition of what will hopefully be an annual tradition: My First Film Fest aims to bring the excitement and vibrancy of the festival experience to young movie lovers. Showcasing titles from the U.S. and around the world appropriate for children of various ages as well as adults, this six-day event will feature a sneak preview of one of this holiday season’s most exciting films, DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls; filmmaker appearances by directors Yared Zeleke (Lamb) and Émilie Deleuze (Miss Impossible); evergreen classics from Charlie Chaplin (Modern Times), Buster Keaton (Steamboat Bill, Jr.), and the brain trust of Jim Henson and Frank Oz (The Dark Crystal); international gems from Hayao Miyazaki; Phantom Boy, the latest from the directors of A Cat in Paris; goodie bags and giveaways; and free educational screenings of films that promote cultural awareness and diversity. This six-day festival promises to be the fall’s biggest event for young filmgoers.

Organized by Florence Almozini, Rufus de Rham and Tyler Wilson.

Special thanks to UniFrance; Institut Français; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy NY.