The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) returns this February for its sixth exciting year, February 12 to 22, showcasing 18 feature films including both a USA and Rhode Island premiere, over 50 shorts from around the world and the 2nd Annual Youth Filmmaker Showcase. Coinciding with the February 2015 School Vacation, the Festival presents the highest quality independent films for ages 3-18, but are sure to appeal to all audiences with compelling stories and worldwide adventures. We have expanded this year’s festival offerings including a variety of film talks and presentations to deepen the movie-watching experience.
PCFF has forged a new community partnership this year with the Providence Public Library/Providence Community Library. Free movie screenings, post-film discussions and workshops will be offered during school vacation week at four libraries in Providence.
This year’s programming is as international as ever and brings to area youth a wide range of storytelling and experiences from around the globe, including France, The Netherlands, China, Brazil, U.K., Sweden, Denmark, Japan, and Germany. The program will also include a wide variety of genres and forms—classic cinema, live action, animation, and documentary—paired with an expanded offering of “Film Talks,” PCFF’s own brand of post-screening discussions that aim to deepen understanding of subject matter and foster critical watching skills.
2nd ANNUAL YOUTH FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
PCFF is committed to nurturing the work of young “amateur” filmmakers and so is proud to present a juried program of films all made by youth—from here in Rhode Island and around the world—and to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to talk about both the fun and the challenges they face during the creative process. This exciting screening is designed to encourage talented and committed up-and-coming young filmmakers, and to inspire those who are just thinking about it. This special screening includes a Q&A and discussion with those filmmakers who are able to attend plus a group workshop reel created by students whom attended the PCFF filmmaking workshops.
Visit the 2015 Film Directory for a complete list of films screening at the 2015 Festival.
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4 Providence Venues
- Gilder Center for the Arts – Wheeler School: 216 Hope St.
- Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown: 154 Angell St.
- RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium: 20 North Main St.
- Avon Cinema: 260 Thayer St.