Saturday, January 26
10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Free for families: up to two adults per family accompanied by children ages 6–12. Youth 17 and under are always admitted free to the ICA.
|Photo: Laura Anca|
The ICA Fourth-Annual International
Children's Film Festival
Join us for our annual program featuring films by young enthusiasts and adult filmakers—including Quill from Japan—as well as hands-on art-making activities designed to encourage an understanding of the filmmaking process.
Participants will have the opportunity to create art for animated films, which will appear at a later date on our website.
ENJOY FILMS MADE BY KIDS, TEENS & PROFESSIONALS!
No late seating.
- 11:15 AM: PROGRAM 1 (30 min.). Featuring Penguins and Mice, Beethoven's Wig, The Big Breakup, Canary Beat, and more. Recommended for ages 4–7
- 12:00 PM: PROGRAM 2 (30 min.). Featuring Fresh Guacamole, Ninja Attack, Devin's Cupcakes, Big Feet, and more.
- 1:10 PM: PROGRAM 3 (Feature Film): Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog by Yôichi Sai (100 min., 2004). A documentary-like story about Quill, a yellow Lab guide dog. "A warm-hearted, visually charming, and ultimately thought-provoking tribute to the ways, little and large, that these creatures improve our lives" (Georgia Straight).
- 3:15 PM: PROGRAM 4 (30 min.). Featuring The Boondi War, Apples, I Do Air, Snore Train, and more.
- 4:05 PM: PROGRAM 5: Buzkashi Boys by Sam French (Afghanistan, English subtitles, 2012, 28 min.). Q&A session for families follows. Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi—an unusual game of horse polo—this Oscar-nominated short film follows two friends and their life beyond the headlines of war. Recommended for ages 9 and older
Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.
State Street Corporation Free Admission for Youth at the ICA is generously supported by