CANCELED: SVA: New York International Children's Film Festival Screenings

Fri Feb 21, 2020
Various times
Ages 3 and up
$14.50 and up

The New York International Children's Film Festival screens a wide variety of films from around the globe, specifically for children, at theaters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. 

On the advice of public health experts on COVID-19 best practices and in the interest of making health the utmost priority, NYICFF has made the difficult decision to cancel all events and screenings for NYICFF's final weekend, March 14th and 15th.

SVA is the main venue, hosting both the opening night screening of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and the Best of the Fest Awards and Party.​

Screenings at SVA include:

Friday, February 21:

  • Children of the Sea (Japan, Ages 10+) Opening Night - 6:30pm

Saturday, February 22:

  • Short Films 1, (Ages 5-10) - 11:15am
  • NYICFF Rocks: Musical Shorts (All ages) - 1:15pm
  • Hilda (UK, US, Canada, Ages 5+) - 3pm
  • Celebrate Aardman! A Shaun the Sheep Movie, Farmageddon (UK, Ages 5+) - 3:30pm
  • Forward: Tomorrow Belongs to Us (France, Ages 8+) - 4:45pm

Sunday, February 23:

  • Shorts for Tots (Ages 3-6) -10:45am
  • Bento Harassment (Japan, Ages 10+) - 12:30pm
  • The Prince's Voyage, (France/Luxembourg/Canada, Ages 7+) - 1:15pm
  • Short Films 3 (Ages 12+) - 3:15pm
  • Fahim, the Little Chess Prince (France, Ages 9+) - 3:45pm
  • Heebie Jeebies Shorts  (Ages 10+) - 5:15pm

Saturday, February 29:

  • Shorts for Tots  (Ages 3-6) - 10:45am
  • Friends and Neighbors: Japan (Ages 9+) - 12:30pm
  • Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Ages 9+)- 2:30pm
  • Animators All Around Animation Panel (Ages 8+) - 5pm

Sunday, March 1

  • Shorts for Tots (Ages 3-6) - 11am
  • Short Films 2 (Ages 8-14) - 12:45pm
  • Fahim, the Little Chess Prince (France, Ages 9+) - 2:45pm
  • Short Films I (Ages 5-10) - 3:15pm
  • Girls' POV (Ages 10+) - 5:30pm

Saturday, March 7

  • Moominvalley (Finland/UK, ages 5+) - 10:45am
  • Too Far Away (Germany, Ages 8+) - 12:30pm
  • The Club of Ugly Children + QA with Director Jonathan Elbers (Netherlands, Ages 10+) - 3pm
  • Rocca Changes the World + QA with Director Katja Benrath (Germany, Ages 8+) - 5:30pm

Sunday, March 8

  • SamSam  (Belgium/France, All Ages) - 10:45am
  • Celebrate Aardman! A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon  (UK, Ages 5+) - 11:45am
  • Short Films 1  (Ages 5-10) - 1pm
  • Children of the Sea (Japan, Ages 10+) - 2pm
  • Hilda + Q/A with Director Andy Coyle (US/UK/Canada, Ages 5+) - 3pm
  • Bento Harassment (Japan, Ages 10+) - 5pm

Saturday, March 14

  • Shorts for Tots (Ages 3-6) - 10:45am
  • DisneyNature's Elephant (US, All Ages) - 11:15am
  • Boys Beyond Boundaries (Ages 10+) - 12:45pm
  • Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Ages 9+) - 1:45pm
  • Short Films 2 (Ages 8-14) - 3pm
  • Best of the Fest Awards & Party - Awards Party (Ages 8+) - 5:30pm

Sunday, March 15

  • Shorts for Tots (Ages 3-6) - 10:45am
  • Short Films 1 (Ages 5-10) - 12:30pm
  • DisneyNature's Dolphin Reef (US, All Ages) - 1:15pm
  • Short Films 2 (Ages 8-14) - 3:15pm
  • Days of the Bagnold Summer (UK, Ages 12+) - 5:15pm 
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