Get to know your children through film. More often than we like to admit, parents use visual media (film) as a way to spend time away from their kids. We suggest parents use film as a reason to spend time with their kids. More than just a chance to spend a few hours together, this shared experience may lead to interesting discussions and discovery about the movie-making process, life, human behavior, and the consequences our actions have on our family, friends and the world around us.
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The only film festival in New England dedicated to children’s films offers quality independent movie alternatives to children and teens.
The Providence Children’s Festival hosts 6 days of films, workshops and presentations for children, youth and teens at 3 locations in downtown Providence. Watch exciting and engaging high-quality, international films, animation, and documentaries. Tickets are $7.50 general admission; $5.00 children, students, seniors which includes free admission on Saturday and Sunday (only) to the RISD Museum. Films and events at RISD Metcalf Auditorium are free with the exception of Opening night (Tickets are $15.00 adult; $10.00 children.) Discount family packages are available.
SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING!
Kidoinfo is giving readers the chance to win a family four-pack of passes to the advance screening of Universal Picturesâ€™ BIG MIRACLE being held on Saturday, January 28 at at 10:00AM at Showcase Providence Place Cinema.
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Six days of films and workshops in the Creative Capital
Now entering its third year, Rhode Islandâ€™s first and only festival dedicated to childrenâ€™s films returns to Providence February 16-21, 2012. The Providence Childrenâ€™s Film Festival (PCFF) expands this year to six days and three venues, offering families and film fans shared theatrical experiences of even more high-quality, independent and international films, animation, documentaries, film-making workshops and presentations. The Festival features films for children and youth between ages 3-18, with provided guidance for content and age appropriateness.
My boys and I adore Brian Selznick’s award winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Not your typical children’s book, the story is told through a series of wordless pencil illustrations alternated by pictureless pages of text. Each section so captivating you are pulled through the story at a breathtaking pace in order to discover hidden secrets and how the characters connect in the end. Woven into the story is the history of film, paying tribute to the esteemed silent filmmaker, George MÃ©liÃ¨s .
The holidays are full of films marketed to kids. Depending on children’s age, tastes, or whether the film is any good, some are better saved for DVD rental or not worth watching. My family loves movies if they entertain, educate, and/or inspire us. Read on for our top holiday picks and fun homework worth doing prior to seeing these films.
By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum Shut down the video games, turn off the TV and step away from your screens — April 18-24 is Screen-Free Week! This national celebration, which coincides this year with school vacation, is presented by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and encourages children, families, schools and communities […]
Some kids love Legos, building and re-building structures for hours and some kids are “nature buffs” always digging in dirt and identifying bugs in the backyard. I was a crafty kid making things whenever possible when I was young, even now. My boys? Film-obsessed and have been ever since they saw their first film at age 3. TV shows or computer games are of little interest to them but movie watching, making, and all the trivia is their passion.
Come celebrate film and families with the 2011 Providence Childrenâ€™s Film Festival. Two great events planned for opening day! â€¨Let the fun begin!Â
In the afternoon: PCFF 2011 will kick off on February 17 at 4:15 pm in the RISD Metcalf Auditorium with a panopoly of fun (if brief) films. YOUR SHORTS ARE SHOWIN’, Elementary Edition is a free showing of fun shorts that will even include some kid-made films.
â€¨In the evening: Celebrate at the opening night party (starting at 5:30pm), featuring a screening of the beautiful animated feature ELEANOR’S SECRET (French film dubbed in English, suitable for all ages). Join PCFF friends and supporters for this jolly kick-off!Â Tickets required.
Take a sneak peak at one of the films showing at the upcoming 2011 Providence Childrenâ€™s Film Festival. Many more films for all ages will be shown during the festival. Some free and some require paid tickets. For more details and to purchase advance tickets, visit the PCFF website.
SNEAK PEEK: EEP!
Like nothing you have ever seen before, this live action film utilizes limited special effects to create maximum emotional impact. Itâ€™s a gentle fable about a sweet bird-girl whose unexpected appearance in the lives of plain old humans inspires many happy discoveries. The bird-girl is played by Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, who suffers from primordial dwarfism, a rare disease. Not expected to live more than a few days, Kenadie is now 8 years old and an international movie star, featured in a well-regarded documentary and now the star of this wonderful film.