Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020
Children’s Film Festival Seattle, the largest festival on the West Coast dedicated to children’s films, features over 190 film screenings from over 50 countries every year. Its past three years have seen record-breaking numbers, with over 10,000 youth, families, and patrons reached through its on-site and national touring program. It is celebrated by press, parents, and educators as an inclusive, expansive, and worldly festival which promotes empathy and celebrates humanity.
February 27 - March 8, 2020
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Inspiring empathy, understanding, and a nuanced view of the world, the beloved annual festival for Seattle-area children and families celebrates its 15th edition.
Since 2005, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families.
Each year, we select international children’s films from dozens of countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings in Seattle and a subsequent festival tour of 20-25 U.S. cities.
What we stand for: Racial equity and diversity, inclusivity, social justice, global awareness, and the best in age-appropriate, visual storytelling for young people.
Produced by Northwest Film Forum, this cinematic extravaganza celebrates the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for the next generation of movie lovers.
Most festival events are held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS IN 2019
- A sing-a-long screening of the 1979 classic The Muppet Movie on opening night!
- An exciting quartet of feature films including Liyana (Swaziland), Supa Modo (Kenya) Chuskit (India), and One Girl (United Kingdom, Romania, Finland & Italy) that all celebrate the resilience of strong girls
- Other features will include Tito and the Birds (Brazil), Wendy: Best Friends Forever (Germany), Mr. Moll and the Chocolate Factory (Switzerland) and My Giraffe (The Netherlands)
- An all Spanish-language program
- Indigenous Showcase screening of Kayak to Klemtu, presented in collaboration with Longhouse Media
- Japanese-language shorts presented in association with Tokyo’s KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival
- A live score by Miles & Karina for the world’s oldest surviving animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (dir. Lotte Reiniger, 1926)
- Interactive installation in the lobby based on Lotte Reiniger’s magical silhouette animation