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NYICFF in Your Neighborhood

Friday, February 24, 2023, 12:00 pm3:00 pm


Friday, February 24, 2023
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Free with museum admission

Free/Donations welcome

Get your Festival on, right in your community! Join us to check out a New York International Children’s Film Festival’s short film program and all of the great cultural activities your neighborhood has to offer. The film shorts will play on loop so families can pop in and watch on their own time, right in their neighborhood, for as long or as little as they like!

Runtime: 54 min. | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Presented in partnership with the Staten Island Children’s Museum
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Kenya’s Symphony

Cartoon image of a child peeking over a symphony hall seat

A stubborn 5-year-old reluctantly heads off to a performance with her mom. When the music starts, will a passion bloom?


Mido and the Instrumals

Cartoon image of a child being pulled across a sunset by a bunny.

Young Mido wants to be part of the band, but he just might need to tune his wild and wooly style to jam with these cool creatures.


The Yogi Walrus

Cartoon image of a child getting ice cream from a walrus run ice cream truck

Little Emi craves ice cream and always wants more. Learning to savor is the cherry on top.


a film by m+m

Cartoon of imaginary creatures on a desert road


Two wacky wizard friends bump and cruise through a fantastical land, powered by green in more ways than one!


A Lynx in the Town

Cartoon of an orange lynx in a city scape

You’ve heard of King Kong, now meet this king cat, a giant feline who falls for the big city, with its skyscraper scratching posts and inhabitants who marvel at her size.



Cartoon of a man with a mustache face to face with an octopus

Being a neat freak is easy when you’ve got eight arms and live underwater, but try keeping up with this octopus teacher’s hilarious lesson!


Kiri and Lou — Air

Cartoon of imaginary creatures having a conversation in a jungle

Kiri and Lou are the silliest creatures around, but they’re smart enough to know a good thing when they’ve got it.



Cartoon of a man walking through historical sites on a map

A larger-than-life sailor is reminded of home when a passenger’s daughter brings aboard a tiny red leaf, inspiring a grand new journey.


Sum of its Parts

Little three eyed creatures shaped like thumbs growing out of a birch tree in a forest

No dialogue


Athleticus: Sled

A cartoon seal riding a sled pulled by three puffins

Puffins vs. seals. Who will win the big score in this slippy, slidey downhill race?


Athleticus: Guides

Cartoon of two flamingo heads in the snow, one wearing a clove as a hat and face covering

Go-Go flamingos fan out on the slopes to win unexpected style points.



Cartoon of a young girl dancing with her grandfather who is wearing a mask


A grandfather and granddaughter bond over dragons, dance, and shared cultural traditions.


Piñata Love

A child carrying a giant read heart piñata down a city street

Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.

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