Friday, May 14, 2010
The first annual KidzFlix Children’s International Film Festival is making its debut at the Community Theatre this weekend in Fairfield. The festival will showcase a lineup of both feature length and short films appropriate for kids of all ages. KidzFlix Children’s International Film Festival educates and inspires a younger audience by giving them the opportunity to see dynamic and unique films made by filmmakers in the community and around the world.
The featured films have been selected a variety of ways: Award winners and favorites at major children’s film festivals in the last two years and through an open call for submissions. The program includes live action, animation and documentaries, and shorts and features. The festival committee has sought especially films with content that speaks positively to children of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Parents will find a range of films for different age groups, with useful guidance for content and age appropriateness.'
KidzFlix is proud to announce that it will be screening the Academy Award® nominated film “The Secret of Kells.” Do not miss this amazing Irish animated masterpiece about magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology! Directed by Tomm Moore, it’s a story about the power of imagination and faith that carries humanity through dark times. Other feature films are “Azur and Asmar,” a gorgeous animated film from French director Michel Ocelot, offers a fantastic tale of adventure and friendship between cultures; “Sita Sings the Blues” is a truly unique animated blend of comedy, musical and epic storytelling backed by a soundtrack from legendary 1920’s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw; and “Razzle Dazzle” is an Australian mockumentary that skewers the absurdities of the intense competition between kids on the youth dance troupe circuit—and the hyper-involved parents who live through them. A hilarious cross between “Best in Show” and “All That Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle” mixes colorful characters, outrageous costumes, and show-stopping dance numbers.
WHEN: May 14 – 16, 2010.
For screening times, visit www.kidzflix.org
WHERE: The Community Theater located at 1424 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
TICKETS: Admission is $7.00 for kids 6-18 and $9.00 for adults. Tickets will be available online and on the day of the screening.
KidzFlix Children's Intl Film Festival
1771 Post Road East, Suite 13
Westport, CT 06880 USA