One of the wonderful more recent surprises in the world of international children's cinema has been Bollywood's production of several films for young people. This year we proudly present two of the best, combining incomparable Bollywood flash and fun with positive social commentary. And we're continuing the glitzy theme in a CHILDREN'S PARADE and BOLLYWOOD PARTY courtesy of Xanadu Productions (producer's of MVFF 2011's Circus Parade).
We're also highlighting our seven-year relationship with Croatia's SAF Cakovec children's animation studio by screening SAF shorts before all Children's FilmFest features. And thanks to an exchange program facilitated by David Kwan and Sarah Klein from Stop and Go Animation, we're offering kids 8-12 a weekend animation workshop with SAF's Jasminka Bijelic Ljubic.
THE GREATEST BARGAIN ON EARTH!
THE CHILDREN'S FILMFEST ALL-ACCESS BADGE $25
Good for one (1) all-access admission to all Children's FilmFest screenings, parade and children's party. Each adult and child must have his or her own badge. $25
Children's FilmFest All-Access Badges are nontransferable.
Come and join us for an international sampling of the very best children's movies!
CHILDREN'S FILMFEST BOLLYWOOD PARTY
Saturday, October 13, 2:30
142 Throckmorton Theatre
Bring the family to the FilmFest children's party, featuring our Indian bazaar, offering henna tattoos and bindis from the Bombay Beauty Bar; costumed pictures at Punjab Pix; and dance lessons in our Bollywood Ballroom. Live entertainment in the Taj Theater features popular band Crunchy Frog, tabla players, youth dancers and two short films. Yummy treats to eat and drink from Mumbai Morsels (a.k.a. Whole Foods)! Adults must be accompanied by children.
$6 for Children, $9 for Adults
FREE BOLLYWOOD LIVE PARADE AND PLAZA PARTY
Sunday, October 7
Procession starts behind the Rafael Film Center on Julia Street
Join us in an Indian-themed parade led by decorated horses, immediately following the October 7 screening of Stanley's Tiffin Box at the Smith Rafael Film Center. The short route (designed for little ones) culimates at the downtown Plaza with live Indian music, food (provided by Arizmendi Bakery, Mr. Pickles and Lotus Chaat) and a performance by the Vandhana Dance Compan, featuring Kathak dancer Megan Black. You don't have to go to the film - everyone is welcome!
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, 1:00-5:00 pm
Intel Computer Clubhouse, 1115 Third Street, San Rafael
Join Croatian animator and assistant director of SAF Cakovec, Jasminka Bijelic Ljubic in a two-day workshop for ages 8-12. All materials and equipment (and lunch) supplied to make your own short animated film. This workshop is limited to 10 young people ages 8 to 12 only, so sign up now!
CHILDREN'S FILMFEST PROGRAMS
To enhance our very young viewers’ appreciation of foreign-language movies, we have actors read subtitles aloud. Where we can, we play the readings through individual headphones, to allow those who do not require the service to experience the film without hearing the reader. We have a limited number of headsets, and offer them on a first-come, first-served basis to young people only. Films with readers are marked thus:
Indicates subtitles with headphones
Indicates subtitles read aloud
The age range following each program description is a suggestion only. It cannot adequately address everyone's sense of appreciation or inappropriate content. Each child is different, and each parent has different standards.
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