Sunday, March 11, 10:45AM – Cinépolis Chelsea
Sunday, March 18, 2:30PM – SVA Theatre
Event Fee: Members $12.5; Non-Members: $14.5
The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) is an annual Oscar-qualifying film festival founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community. The 2018 festival will take place from February 23 to March 18 at venues throughout NYC and includes countless premieres, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, parties and special preview screenings for children and families.
This year, China Institute will join NYICFF to present, Big Fish and Begonia, an astonishing work of animation over a decade in the making that crosses worlds, unleashes the elements, and pushes our understanding of fate itself. Thoughtful Chun comes from an unseen world responsible for Earth’s wellbeing. When she crosses into our planet, she develops a bond with a human boy who sacrifices his life for hers. Big Fish & Begonia draws on fascinating Chinese mythology to show Chun’s epic journey to return the favor.
For questions please contact Aaron Nicholson at 212-744-8181 ext. 138 or by email at [email protected]