The excitement is building as the 19th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle gears up to showcase the best in global children’s cinema from Feb. 2 to Feb. 10 at the Northwest Film Forum. This year’s festival promises a lineup of animated and live-action films from 40 countries designed for families to enjoy either in the theater or from the comfort of their homes.
With nearly 200 films on display, the festival offers a range of experiences for all ages. Film programs and special activities are tailored for every group, including events such as Snuggle Up Storytime and a Teen Night, co-presented with Teentix, ensuring the entire family can have a fun festival experience.
For those eager to catch the screening in person, the festival’s in-person events, except the opening night screening of WALL-E at the Pacific Science Center’s PACCAR IMAX Theater, will be hosted at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.
Children’s Film Festival Seattle will explore the reaches of outer space and inner imagination with an array of space-themed films and workshops. From the Out of This World! short film to Fun with Foley: DIY Space Sounds, Space Adventures in Stop Motion Animation and Spacecakes with Cris, there’s something for everyone.
The festival also features youth-made films co-presented with NFFTY, queer-themed short films and language-specific programs in Spanish and French. Generations of Imagination celebrates intergenerational relationships, while Black Is Beautiful showcases short films celebrating the beauty and joy of being Black.
Children’s Film Festival Seattle ticket prices vary from $90 to $190, with options for general admission, children, seniors, Pacific Science Center members and TeenTix pass holders. Virtual screenings are pay-what-you-can, ranging from $5 to $25. Additionally, the Northwest Film Forum is extending a helping hand by offering a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, low-income and patrons living with disabilities who may face financial constraints.
For more information, visit childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org.
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