2017 Pittsburgh International Children's Film Festival

July 28th - August 3rd

The 2017 Pittsburgh International Children's Film Festival will be held from July 28th to August 3rd at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville. Now in its second year, the acclaimed Festival is Pittsburgh's only film festival dedicated solely to children's programming, featuring a full week of kid friendly films from around the globe, accompanied by family friendly events. It's time to celebrate kids while being enjoyable for adults at the same time!

"Our goal is to challenge and stimulate young people by showcasing both American and International cultures through the magic of cinema, says Festival Director Brian Mendelssohn, "and even better, these films are just as fun for adults as they are for kids."

The Festival's films tell diverse stories from around the world, in order to broaden young minds and imaginations. Events and activities compliment the week's films to ingrain important lessons and themes within the engaging environment of a movie theater.

The Festival's Opening Event on Friday July 28th is Drag Queen Storytime with a screening of Jim Henson's The Muppets Take Manhattan. Drag Queen Cherri Baum will enthrall the little ones with stories featuring themes of inclusivity and acceptance. Tickets are $7 and include admission to storytime and the screening.

A special Family Day will be held on Sunday, July 30th. It's a day of simple yet engaging activities, crafts, local vendors and, of course, movies! From Noon to 4pm vendors Nine Stories Bookstore, Songbird Artistry, and 2468 Kids will be providing free activities/crafts, and selling kid friendly items from books to gender-neutral clothes.

Other festival events include Cereal Cinema w/ My Neighbor Totoro (from master animator Hayao Miyazaki) which includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar, and Morning Storytime with The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville specially designed for ages 3-7 including complimentary PB&J snacks from Peanut Butter Jelly Time.

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Film Information



Jumanji

Two kids find and play a magical board game, releasing a man trapped in the game (Robin Williams) for decades. Now they must finish the game to stop all of it’s negative manifestations. (1995)
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My Neighbor Totoro

Miyazaki’s adorable masterpiece about two girls moving to the country to be near their ailing mother and their adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (1988)
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The Land Before Time

Don Bluth’s (the guy who made most of the non-Disney movies from your childhood) classic about a group of dinosaur children trying to reunite with their families. (1988)
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Festival Shorts: Best Of The Fest 1 (Ages 3-7)

The Best of the Fest program brings films to Pittsburgh independent and international film programming for young people, to create a more dynamic film culture for kids and teens. (2017)
Individual Film Lineups
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Festival Shorts: Best Of The Fest 2 (Ages 8+)

The Best of the Fest program brings films to Pittsburgh independent and international film programming for young people, to create a more dynamic film culture for kids and teens. (2017)
Individual Film Lineups
High Resolution Film Images

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Schedule



Friday - July 28th

Drag Queen Storytime w. Muppets Take Manhattan - 9:30 am Facebook Event & Ticket Link
My Neighbor Totoro (English Dub) - 1:00 pm
Jumanji - 3:00 pm
The Land Before Time - 5:15 pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 7:00 pm
My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese Audio, English Subs) - 9:05 pm
Jumanji - 11:00 pm


Saturday - July 29th

Cereal Cinema: My Neighbor Totoro - 9:30 am Facebook Event & Ticket Link
The Land Before Time - Noon
Jumanji - 1:35 pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 3:45 pm
NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 1 (ages 3-7) - 5:50 pm
My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese Audio, English Subs) - 7:30 pm
Jumanji - 9:30 pm


Sunday - July 30th

The Land Before Time - Kids Will Be Kids Show - 12:15 pm Facebook Event & Ticket Link
My Neighbor Totoro (English Dub) - 2:05 pm
Jumanji - 4:00 pm
Kids PJ Party w. Muppets Take Manhattan - 6:15 pm Facebook Event & Ticket Link
My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese Audio, English Subs) - 8:20 pm


Monday - July 31st

NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 1 w/ Story Time by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 9:30 am Facebook Event & Ticket Link
NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 2 (ages 8+) - 11:35 am
My Neighbor Totoro (English Dub) - 1:15 pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 3:15 pm
The Land Before Time - 5:15 pm
Jumanji - 7:00 pm
My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese Audio, English Subs) - 9:15 pm


Tuesday - August 1st

NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 1 w/ Story Time by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 9:30 am Facebook Event & Ticket Link
The Land Before Time - 11:50 am
Jumanji - 1:30 pm
NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 1 (ages 3-7) - 3:45 pm
My Neighbor Totoro (English Dub) - 5:15 pm
The Land Before Time - 7:15 pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 9:00 pm


Wednesday - August 2nd

The Land Before Time w/ Story Time by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 9:30 am Facebook Event & Ticket Link
My Neighbor Totoro (English Dub) - 11:35 am
The Land Before Time - 1:30 pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 3:15 pm
NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 2 (ages 8+) - 5:15 pm
My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese Audio, English Subs) - 7:00 pm
Jumanji - 9:00 pm


Thursday - August 3rd

NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 1 w/ Story Time by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 9:30 am Facebook Event & Ticket Link
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 11:30 am
NYICFF Best of the Fest Kid Flix 2 (ages 8+) - 1:30 pm
The Land Before Time - 3:15 pm
Jumanji - 5:00 pm
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 7:15 pm
My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese Audio, English Subs) - 9:15 pm