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"Sing Song" and four shorts at New York International Children's Film Festival

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From February 23, 2018, to March 18, 2018, the New York International Children's Film Festival will be held. The Dutch film "Sing Song" will be screened. And the featured shorts as part of the short film program "Girls' POV" are, "Safia's Summer", and "Scrambled". The featured short as part of the short film program "Boys Beyond Boundaries" are "Hello Salaam", and "The King of Twirl".

About New York International Children's Film Festival

New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community.

The flagship New York City Festival has grown from one weekend of films into the largest film festival for children and teens in North America. Screened over the course of four weeks at venues throughout NYC, the Festival program – narrowed down from roughly 2,500 international submissions – is comprised of approximately 100 short and feature films, filmmaker Q&As, retrospective programs, parties, and premieres. Audience members of all ages vote on the Festival-winning films. The Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival, one of only four film festivals in New York State – and only two children’s film festivals in the country – to hold that honor. Winners of the Festival’s juried prizes are eligible for consideration at the annual Academy Awards®. In addition to presenting the annual event, New York International Children’s Film Festival is a multifaceted arts organization that offers year-round engagement.   

About Sing Song

Mischa Kamp, Netherlands/Suriname, North American Premiere

Breathing life into the musical genre and shining a light on a rarely represented corner of the world, Sing Song is a celebration of finding your roots and voice. When 16-year-old Jasmine is invited to participate in a singing contest in Suriname, she accepts the chance to visit the homeland she’s never seen. But she’s not there just to sing. She’s on a secret search for her family, developing artistic self-discipline and deepening her cultural and self-awareness in this uplifting tale that hits all the right notes.

Saturday, March 3, 5:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Saturday, March 11, 5:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Saturday, March 17, 2:30 PM, SVA Theatre, New York (Special Event - Filmmaker in attendance)

 

About Girls' POV

The stories here go way beyond fairy tales of girls spinning straw into gold. Spin your own creative future alongside righteous DJ Van(essa) in Flip the Record, leap over stereotypes in a single bound with the clever Superperson, and stay on point with the determined focus of our b-balling protagonist in Game

Safia's Summer

Displaced from her home in Libya, Safia must take on the tricky balancing act of growing up without knowing where she and her family will settle.

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 PM, Scandinavia House, New York

Sunday, March 4, 5:15 PM Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Saturday, March 10, 12:45 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Sunday, March 11, 10:45 PM, IFC Center, New York

Saturday, March 17, 1:00 PM, Scandinavia House, New York

Scrambled

Whenever Esra misses her train, her go-to for killing time is playing a game on her smartphone. But soon, a classic Cube challenges her attention.

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 PM, Scandinavia House, New York

Sunday, March 4, 5:15 PM Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Saturday, March 10, 12:45 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Sunday, March 11, 10:45 PM, IFC Center, New York

Saturday, March 17, 1:00 PM, Scandinavia House, New York

 

About Boys Beyond Boundaries

Taking a cue from our popular Girls’ POV program, we’ve added a new one this year. Join us for even more films that push against barriers of how boys and girls should be and be seen. Take a spin with Janero as he vies to become The King of Twirl, consider how to transcend differences of culture and language to make friends in Hello Salaam, and explore how your identity is in your own hands—or er, paws—in Cat Days.

Hello Salaam

Two boys from Holland are headed on a big journey, traveling to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos where their mothers volunteer. How will the boys bridge such big differences in language, culture, and experiences to make friends and build meaningful bonds?

Sunday, March 4, 3:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Saturday, March 17, 3:00 PM, Scandinavia House, New York

The King of Twirl

This dance-documentary follows 11-year-old Janero as he pursues competitive twirling and faces down both physical challenges and stereotypes about what most consider a girls’ sport.

Sunday, March 4, 3:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea, New York

Saturday, March 17, 3:00 PM, Scandinavia House, New York

 

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