new york international children's film festival
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Established in 1997, New York Int'l Children's Film Festival is an Oscar® qualifying event and North America's largest film festival for children and teens ages 3-18. The most recent edition attracted a sold-out-in-advance audience of 30,000. The 2015 event takes place February 27-March 22, with 100+ films from around the world, premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting, and a Closing Night Celebration. Festival sponsors include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, The New York Times, Variety, WNYC, and Scholastic, with funding support by National Endowment for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition to the annual event, the Festival presents year-round film programming both in New York and nationally, including annual children's film festivals in Boston, Miami, and Philadelphia.