PCFilmFest-LogoLong films, short films, fantasy, documentaries, animation and real people, the upcoming Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) has it all. Kids of all ages will find something that will delight, inspire and transport them to another time and place. Seeing it all on the big screen and not on the computer or at home on the TV is the icing on the cake!

To give you a taste of what will be shown at PCFF, February 12-15, 2010, I am highlighting a few of the films on Kidoinfo leading up to the festival. Many will play at least twice throughout the weekend. Find complete details for all films including schedule, age level, tickets and workshops on the PCFF website.

Tiny Inventions Davy Crockett ShortThere will be a number of short films shown throughout the festival before feature length films or as part of a group of shorts; Your Shorts Are Showin’, 50 Years of Polish Animation For Children (1958-2008 from ALE KINO!) and Best of New York International Film Festival: Kid Flix Mix 2009.

Davy Crockett in Outer Space
(USA, 2008)

Who needs computer animation when we have chalk boards?  This song driven short film is the updated Crockett as a “buckskin astronaut”.  They Might Be Giants recreates the music from the classic 70’s television show to this 21st century, chalk line hero (pictured above).  (Watch short)

Directors: Max Porter, David Cowles, Ru Kuwahatawith
Animation production done by Tiny Inventions
Runtime: 4 mins
Ages: All Ages

Kidoinfo Take Away: Have kids make their own rocket or robot out of paper, buttons, sequins and fabric. Check out the Tiny Inventions‘ website and see how they turned a chalkboard, puppets and mobiles into this film short.