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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Coming Up: San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival is coming up, and they have some kid-friendly movies showing. Here's the scoop.

What: San Francisco International Film Festival
When: April 25-May 9
Where: various theaters around SF
Cost: $10/kids 10 and under; $14/student; $15/adult - more ticket info here

The movies and what the festival says about them:

Ernest & Celestine – A warm and funny adventure of the improbable friendship between a humble, street busking bear and a spunky, young mouse. Based on the popular children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent, this sumptuous-looking animated fairy tale is told with Old World charm that will delight children and adults alike. Showing at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre on Sunday, April 28 at 12:30 pm and Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm. Recommended ages: 6+
Shorts 6: Family Films -- Everyone wants to find friendship, love and happiness, whether you’re a bug or a boy, an umbrella or a trumpet player. From Argentina to New Zealand, Turkey to Mexico, these dazzling live-action and animated stories are both universal and inter-generational. It’s a global exploration for the whole family, as well as a chance to see Pixar’s newest animated short The Blue Umbrella. Showing at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre Sunday, May 5 at 10:30 am. Recommended ages: 6+
Shorts 7: Youth Works – It would be no exaggeration to say that the quality of work produced by teen filmmakers improves year upon year, from their technical prowess to the quality of their storytelling. And this year’s crop of emerging young filmmakers includes many SFIFF alumni, demonstrating both their consistency and their commitment to the form. Join us in celebrating today’s rising talents! Showing at the New People Cinema Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm. Recommended ages: 13+

The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival is fast approaching, running this year April 25 – May 9. I'm working in the Publicity Department for the festival and would love to get acquainted and work with you to facilitate coverage of SFIFF56 on Frisco Kids, specifically covering the family-friendly films and events that the festival will be hosting.

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