New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

The New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019 is at multiple venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens on four weekends from February 22 to March 17, 2019. From $14

The Festival is North America’s biggest film festival for children and teens. It is an Academy Award® qualifying festival. You can see the very best children’s films of the coming year here first.

There are many French films. France has a strong tradition of children’s cinema.

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

This year the Festival is screening movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.

There is a strong shorts program including a Shorts for Tots program. There are also Girls’ POV and Boys Beyond Boundaries sections.

Opening Night ~ ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’

Directed by Chiwetel Ejlofor
Malawi, 2018
In English and Chichewa with English subtitles

Written, directed, and co-starring Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor, this inspiring true-to-life film follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba, who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees.

Friday, February 22 at 5:30pm
SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan
East Coast Premiere

From $15

Spotlight ~ ‘Pachamama’

Directed by Juan Antin
Canada, 2018
In English

Tepulpai’s your average kid—headstrong and a bit naughty. It may seem unusual that he has a pet armadillo and wants to be a shaman, but not if you live in the ancient Peruvian Andes like he and his wise friend Naïra do.

The two embark on a young heroes’ quest to locate their community’s stolen treasure, and must confront the Inca and newly arrived Spanish to retain their indigenous ways. With a vibrantly-hued palette and Pre-Columbian soundtrack of ancient flutes and condor wings, Pachamama exuberantly celebrates nature, culture, and community.

Sunday, February 24 at 1:15pm ~ Director Q&As
Saturday, March 2 at 11am
Sunday, March 10 at 2:45pm

SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan
East Coast Premiere

Latin Features

Aïlo: A Lapland Odyssey

Directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky
France, 2018

Minuscule: Mandibles From Far Away

Directed by Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud
France, 2018

Raoul Taburin

Directed by Pierre Godeau
France, 2019

Complete list of Festival films

New York International Children’s Film Festival Tickets

Tickets are available by phone and online. From $14

TicketWeb: (866) 777-8932

New York International Children’s Film Festival Venues

The Festival is screening at theaters in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

445 Albee Square West #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(between Fulton and Willoughby)
Downtown Brooklyn

Cinépolis Chelsea

260 West 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
(at Eighth Avenue)
Chelsea, Manhattan

IFC Center

323 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10014
(at 3rd St)
West Village, Manhattan

Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
(between 36th & 37th St)
Astoria, Queens

Quad Cinema

34 West 13th St, New York, NY 10011
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave)
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Scandinavia House

58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(between 37th & 38th St)
Murray Hill, Manhattan

SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
(between Eighth & Ninth Ave)
Chelsea, Manhattan

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