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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Films for Kids at SIFF

It's that time of year again - the Seattle International Film Festival

I always like to give it a shout-out because they feature films for families as well as for teens.

For teens there are the Adobe Youth Voices where youth from 32 countries created short films to communicate about their lives.  As well there is FutureWave with films about teens with FutureWave Shorts with filmmaking by youth under 19. 

My favorites in this category are Detention (Mix Donnie Darko, The Breakfast Club and Heathers - it's not the end of the world, it's just high school),  Finding Kind, a documentary about girl bullying, and Hooked, a Russian film about 6 college students who suddenly find they have the powers they use when they play video games.

Then there is Films4Families each weekend.   This year's films include a look behind the scenes at Elmo from Sesame Street and behind the scenes at a youth circus, an animated French film about a cat and a cat burglar, and a series of animated shorts from around the world.

Tickets for Films4Families are $6 ($5 for SIFF members) and students with valid ID can get tickets for $6 on the day of show. 

SIFF starts today and runs through June 12th. 

1 comment:

mirmac1 said...

Hey! Lookie here! One of these kids is my daughter's classmate.