Kick back from the comfort of your home, and watch art unfold with the family! Grab some popcorn and delve into a selection of inspiring short films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Check out the video trailer below!

How it works

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  • Upon registration, you’ll receive a code in your email inbox for free access to the virtual cinema
  • Once the code is entered, you’ll have 48 hours to view
  • The virtual cinema opens Feb 15 and closes Feb 28


NYICFF Kid Flicks One keeps the dynamic of work and play lively with tales from around the globe. Cat Lake City has you covered if you, like its loveable feline, feel like you just can’t catch a break in this hilarious tale of a hard-won vacay. But if you’re fortunate, you know that effort and fun can happily co-exist as they do in the short doc The Magic of Chess. Finally, meet another hard-worker who gets a little lost dawdling in the countryside in the beautifully hand-animated Boriya.

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NYICFF Kid Flicks is presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

Short Films Program

Running time: 58 minutes total
In English, no dialogue, or with brief English subtitles.
For ages 5+

Germany, Animation, Antje Heyn; 2019, 7 min.

No dialogue
Percy Cat is looking forward to a relaxing day in every kitty’s vacation paradise, but will his cat nap turn into a tangle instead?

USA, Documentary, Jenny Schweitzer Bell; 2019, 5 min.

In English
Plot your next move along with these clever, funny kids from around the country as they ponder chess, and life, at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships.

Czech Republic, Animation, Filip Pošivač & Barbora Valecká; 2019, 12 min.

No dialogue
Kooky Chameleon and cross-eyed Kiwi won’t let a little judgement stop them from making it onto the rescue ark.

Mexico, Animation, Carlos Algara & Catalina Serna; 2019, 9 min.

In English
When an imaginative little girl discovers that her brother might have superpowers, she sets out on a quest to make sure everyone else sees him as she does.

Canada, Animation, Jaida Salmon; 2019, 2 min.

In English
Join Zoey as she goes through her weekly grueling routine of washing and styling her hair.

Japan, Animation, Mari Miyazawa; 2018, 5 min.

No dialogue
Konigiri-Kun wants to keep precious things close, but sometimes the most beautiful thing of all is freedom.

France and South Korea, Animation, Min Sung Ah; 2020, 17 min.

Brief French dialogue with English subtitles
Dreamer, dawdler, adventurer, Bori tries her best on a day in the countryside, but with everyone occupied during farming season, she just may get off track.

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