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15th Anniversary Year - BEST OF FEST!

Rochester International Children’s Film Festival

APRIL 13-JUNE 7 (Extended!) - ONLINE & FREE!

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Dear Families, Educators, Librarians, Caregivers, Film Lovers and more!

Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to tour our festival in person to our typical library and educational venues. So instead, we have decided to bring the 2020 festival to you ONLINE! We encourage you to check out this selection of the best of children’s shorts from around the world -- thoughtfully curated to reflect gentle social themes (diversity, kindness, sharing, etc.), as well as to celebrate artistry, music and other wonderful things! We will offer one short film a day, along with media and literacy suggestions including vocabulary, discussion questions, books, songs, movement, and art activities. In other words, a fun and stimulating way to spend quality learning and art time with your children!

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?

  • The festival began Monday, April 13 and ran 20 films through Sunday, May 10. Starting on Monday, May 11, we will repeat these 20 films through Sunday, June 7, for those of you who may have missed them the first time around, or want to catch them again!
  • A new film will be available each Monday-Friday, starting at 7 am
  • All 5 films from the previous week will be available on Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 7 am

HOW DO I ACCESS THE FESTIVAL?

ABOUT THE FILMS:

  • All films have been chosen by a veteran film programmer with over 20 years of experience, and approved/vetted by a committee of educators, librarians, administrators, and childcare professionals
  • Films are appropriate for preschool children on up, but have been well-loved by adults as well over the years (some adults come to our screenings by themselves!)
  • Our films come from countries around the world such as Russia, Germany, Estonia and Spain - and some are even made BY kids!
  • Our first week of films will coincide with the National Education for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) “Week of the Young Child” celebration. Each film has been chosen to match NAEYC’s chosen themes of: Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday

ONLINE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE:

  • Programming Director: Ruth Cowing
  • Co-Facilitators: Connie Valk & Susan Neal
  • Follow-up Activities: Susan Neal & Sandra Auriemma
  • Technical Specialist: Marcia DeJesus-Rueff
  • Committee members: Patricia Connor, Patricia Dangler, Marcia Dumka, Sonia Hadchity, Mary Louise Musler, Cara Rager, Ann Marie Stephan


 


Rochester International Children’s Film Festival (RICFF)
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274 Goodman St N, Suite D103, Rochester, NY 14607

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