This March we are going to be spending a few days at the New York International Children’s Film Festival, and I’m excited about it! We, the lucky people we are, live in Montclair NJ, and it has, just since we moved to town, opened it’s own film festival. We’ve attended each spring, and so, my love of film festivals was born – it’s just so fun to get out into a community of artists and dreamers and see their work, and often get to speak to them afterwards about their pieces. So, for the first time, we are going to attend NYICFF.
It’s starts March 7 and runs every weekend for the rest of the month. There are a ton of great films to choose from, in theaters spread across the lower half of Manhattan. Prices are about on par with movie theaters, and this year, the festival is offering a preview of some upcoming feature films including Muppets Most Wanted, and Rio 2. We’ve got tickets to the latter. We love watching short films, and the festival has a number of groupings spread throughout the festival, and audiences vote for their favorite to win the festival. They’ve smartly categorized them by age brackets, and included a set for teens and adults, which we’ll be attending with our daughter.
Tickets to the awards celebration are available to the public, so we’ll be attending, in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the star-studded panel of judges and film-makers. Lots of tickets are still available to purchase so it’s not too late to break the kids out of the house and attend this awesome New York City event. Sounds to me like the perfect way to burn off some spring fever!