Spotlighting the best and brightest in visual storytelling for young people, Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum returns Feb. 3 to Feb. 12. The festival features both in-person and virtual screenings of films for all ages.
This year’s Fantasy and Fairytale theme showcases magical shorts and feature films, alongside all-ages workshops and activities. Events include puppetry workshops, story time, drawing demos and more. In all, Children’s Film Festival Seattle includes 150 animated, live-action and documentary films from 40 nations, all centered on the “experiences, joy and challenges of childhood.”
Notable programming includes DREAM BLACK, co-presented with LANGSTON, which is a short film program for those ages 10 and up showcasing the emotions, adventures, and vibrant dreams of young Black protagonists; four can’t-miss adventure-focused works from Germany, Mexico, Iran and Slovakia; The Young Rebels short film program, for those ages 8-plus, displaying the creativity of future filmmakers; and THE COLORS OF COMMUNITY, a LGBTQIA+ short film block for those 10 and up that celebrates children being their authentic selves, co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Children’s Film Festival Seattle’s hybrid model provides a safe and accessible viewing experience for all audiences, in Seattle and beyond. Virtual screenings are enjoyed via a pay-what-you-can, $5 to $25 sliding-scale. The festival’s in-person screenings take place at Northwest Film Forum, and festival passes are available for families and individuals.
For more information, visit nwfilmforum.org/festivals.