Animation

New York International Children’s Film Festival comes to K411

The New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 “to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids.”

Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou and the Sorceress was screened at NYICFF in 1998.

Since 1998, when my son was two, attending the festival has been an annual family event.  Though my twins are now 15 and my older son is almost 18, we still enjoy the shorts for tots and younger children. Exquisitely drawn, heart wrenching or hilarious or all of these, the best films tell simple stories well.  They also inspire children to animate.

I enjoy showing Tech students age-appropriate “best of  NYICIFF” short films at the end of some of their tech classes. Hand drawn action, claymation and stop-motion with found objects give students a sense of the animating they might do at Friends in the future.

For parents who would like to watch some of these shorts with your children, I have, in the past, provided links to some of my all-time favorites at the NYICFF site. Unfortunately the NYICFF Watch Online site has been down as the festival secures and/or renews licenses to the shorts.

Crank Balls

This NYICFF link is currently unavailable. Hoping the NYICFF Watch Online site will be restored soon.

Fortunately Crank Balls is on Vimeo: Crank Balls on Vimeo

Game Over

This NYICFF link is currently unavailable. Hoping the NYICFF Watch Online site will be restored soon.

Fortunately Game Over is on YouTube: Game Over on YouTube

 

 

 

 

Canary Beat

This NYICFF link is currently unavailable. Hoping the NYICFF Watch Online site will be restored soon.

Fortunately Canary Beat is on YouTube: Canary Beat on YouTube

 

 

 

 

On the Tooth

This NYICFF link is currently unavailable. Hoping the NYICFF Watch Online site will be restored soon.

The film is not  available anywhere else online.  🙁