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
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
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
Little Emi craves ice cream and always wants more. Learning to savor is the cherry on top.
a film by m+m
A Lynx in the Town
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.
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
Kiri and Lou are the silliest creatures around, but they’re smart enough to know a good thing when they’ve got it.
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
Puffins vs. seals. Who will win the big score in this slippy, slidey downhill race?
Go-Go flamingos fan out on the slopes to win unexpected style points.
A grandfather and granddaughter bond over dragons, dance, and shared cultural traditions.
Mexican country craft meets-cute with NYC urban grit in this tale of a near-perfect mâche.