NYICFF 2012 PRESS SITE

NYICFF 2012 takes place March 2 to March 25
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Now in its 15th year, NYICFF is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids.  The upcoming NYICFF 2012 unspools Mar 2-Mar 25 at theaters around Manhattan, with 100+ films plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, production workshops, receptions, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. 

Click here to download a PDF of the press release announcing NYICFF 2012 Award Winners

Click here to download a PDF of the press release announcing NYICFF 2012 dates, jury and festival highlights

Click here to download a PDF of the press release announcing NYICFF 2012 full slate

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NYICFF 2012 WINNERS:

Grand Prize Feature - A Letter to Momo, Hiroyuki Okiura, Japan
Grand Prize Short Film - Capturing Santa, Peter Cattaneo, Ireland
Special Jury Award, Best Animated Short - The Storyteller, Nandita Jain, India/UK
Special Jury Award, Best Live Action Short - Child's Play, Lars Kornhoff, Germany
Parents Award - The Storyteller, Nandita Jain, India/UK
Audience Award, Ages 3-6 - The Gruffalo's Child, Uwe Heidschötter/Johannes Weiland, UK
Audience Award, Ages 5-10 - Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat, Damon Wong, USA
Audience Award, Ages 8-14 - Capturing Santa, Peter Cattaneo, Ireland
Audience Award, Ages 12-18 - I Am a Girl!, Susan Koenen, Netherlands

COMPLETE NYICFF 2012 JURY:

John Canemaker - Academy Award-winning animator (The Moon and the Son)
Adam Gopnik - Author, essayist and New Yorker contributor
Lynne McVeigh - Associate Professor of Children's Media at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Matthew Modine - Award-winning actor (Full Metal Jacket,The Dark Knight Rises)
Michel Ocelot - Award-winning writer/director/animator (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Tales of the Night)
Dana Points - Editor-in-Chief of Parents Magazine
Susan Sarandon - Academy Award winning actor (Dead Man Walking, Jeff who Lives at Home)
James Schamus - Award winning writer/producer (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm)
Evan Shapiro - President of IFC Television and The Sundance Channel
Uma Thurman - Academy Award-nominated actor (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2)
Christine Vachon - Award-winning producer (Boys Don't Cry, Mildred Pierce)
Gus Van Sant - Academy Award-nominated director (Milk, Good Will Hunting)
Taika Waititi - Academy Award-nominated writer/director (Two Cars One Night, Boy)
Jeffrey Wright - Award-winning actor (Basquiat, The Ides of March)



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2012 FESTIVAL LINEUP (click each title to see downloadable images, feature description and more)

Special Events and Galas:
Opening Night Film: A Monster in Paris (US Premiere)
Chimpanzee (Special Sneak Peek)
Magic Piano 3D (US Premiere) With Live Musical Accompaniment
The Monkey King - Uproar in Heaven 3D (N.American Premiere)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Special Sneak Peek)
For the First Time in 10 Years: Yellow Submarine
NYICFF 2012 Awards Ceremony

Features:
Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below
Cinderella Moon (US Premiere)
First Position
A Hard Day's Night
A Letter to Momo (East Coast Premiere)
Lotte and the Moonstone Secret (North American Premiere)
Ninja Kids!!!
Le Tableau (North American Premiere)
Tales of the Night 3D (Filmmaker Event)
Toys in the Attic (World Premiere English Language Version)

Shorts:
Flicker Lounge: For Teens and Adults Only
Girls' POV
Heebie Jeebies: Spooky, Freaky and Bizarre Shorts
Shorts for Tots
Shorts Films One
Shorts Films Two


High-Resolution Film Images

NYICFF 2012 Poster

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM: A MONSTER IN PARIS - US Premiere
Animation, Bibo Bergeron, France, 2010, 89 min
Catered reception and party following the film!

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© 2011 EuropaCorp, Bibo Films, France 3 Cinema, Walking the Dog

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CLOSING NIGHT BEST-OF-FEST AWARDS CEREMONY AND PARTY - Special Event

Join filmmakers and special guests for the NYICFF 2012 Awards Ceremony, with awards presentations, encore screenings of the winning films, an all-ages food & cocktail reception, and gift bags for everyone! Come find out who this year's winners are - as chosen by the NYICFF Jury and audiences throughout the festival. After the movies it's party time with complimentary hors d?oeuvres, delectable treats for kids of all ages, and an open wine and beverage bar.

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NYICFF Award statuette by Tom Otterness

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CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES FROM DEEP BELOW
Animation, Makoto Shinkai, Japan, 2011, 116 min

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CHIMPANZEE - Special Sneak Peek
Nature Film, Alastair Fothergill/Mark Linfield, USA, 2012

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© Disney

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CINDERELLA MOON - US Premiere
Live Action, Richard Bowen, China/US, 2011, 96 min

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FIRST POSITION
Documentary, Bess Kargman, USA, 2011, 90 min

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A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
Live Action, Richard Lester, UK, 1964, 88 min

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A LETTER TO MOMO - East Coast Premiere
Animation, Hiroyuki Okiura, Japan, 2011, 120 min

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LOTTE AND THE MOONSTONE SECRET - North American Premiere
Animation, Poldma/Ernits, Estonia/Latvia, 2011, 72 min

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MAGIC PIANO 3D - US Premiere, With Live Piano Accompaniment
Animation, Martin Clapp, China/Poland, 2011, 80 min

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THE MONKEY KING - UPROAR IN HEAVEN 3D - North American Premiere
Animation, Su Da/Chen Zhihong, China, 2012, 90 min

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NINJA KIDS!!!
Live Action, Takashi Miike, Japan, 2011, 100 min

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THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS - Special Sneak Peek
Animation, Peter Lord, UK, 2012, 90 min

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© 2011 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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LE TABLEAU - North American Premiere
Animation, Jean-Francois Laguionie, France, 2011, 76 min

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TALES OF THE NIGHT 3D
Animation, Michel Ocelot, France, 2011, 84 min

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TOYS IN THE ATTIC - World Premiere English Language Version
Animation, Jiri Barta, Czech Republic/Japan/Slovakia, 2012, 75 min

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YELLOW SUBMARINE - For the First Time in NYC in Over 10 Years!
Animation, George Dunning, UK, 1968, 90 min

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© Subafilms Ltd.

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SHORT FILM COLLECTIONS

FLICKER LOUNGE: FOR TEENS AND ADULTS ONLY
Shorts from around the world recommended for ages 12 and up

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GIRLS' POV SHORTS
Shorts from girls' point of view recommended for ages 10 and up

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HEEBIE JEEBIES: SPOOKY, FREAKY AND BIZARRE SHORTS
A selection of strange and scary shorts for ages 10 to adult

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SHORTS FOR TOTS
Shorts from around the world recommended for ages 3 to 6

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SHORT FILMS ONE
Shorts from around the world recommended for ages 5 to 10

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SHORT FILMS TWO
Shorts from around the world recommended for ages 8 to 14

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