NYICFF 2013 PRESS SITE

NYICFF 2013 takes place March 1 to March 24
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NYICFF 2013 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

GRAND PRIZE FEATURE:
Ernest & Celestine, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner, France

AUDIENCE AWARD FEATURES:
Starry Starry Night, Tom Shu-yu Lin, Taiwan
Wolf Children, Mamoru Hosoda, Japan

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS:
Best Animated Short - I Am Tom Moody, Ainslie Henderson, UK
Best Live-Action Short - The Runaway, Victor Carrey, Spain

AUDIENCE AWARD SHORT FILMS:
Grand Prize Short Film - Snack Attack, Andrew Cadelago, USA
Ages 3-6: The Little Bird and the Leaf, Lena von Döhren, Switzerland
Ages 5-10: Snack Attack, Andrew Cadelago, USA
Ages 8-14: The Vacuum Kid, Katharine Mahalic, USA
Ages 12-18: Song of the Spindle, Drew Christie, USA
Parents Award: Lola, Franck Janin, France

Click here to download a PDF of the press release announcing NYICFF 2013 Award Winners

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Groves / 42WEST
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Now in its 16th 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 2013 unspools Mar 1-Mar 24 at theaters around Manhattan, with 100+ films plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, production workshops, receptions, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. 


COMPLETE NYICFF 2013 JURY:

John Canemaker - Academy Award-winning animator (The Moon and the Son)
Geena Davis - Academy Award-winning Actor (The Accidental Tourist, Thelma and Louise)
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 Participant Television
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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2013 FESTIVAL LINEUP (click each title to see downloadable images, feature description and more)

Features:
Opening Night Film: Ernest & Celestine (US Premiere)
Approved for Adoption (North American Premiere)
The Day of the Crows (East Coast Premiere)
From Up on Poppy Hill (US Premiere)
Hey Krishna (North American Premiere)
Kauwboy (NY Premiere)
Kirikou and the Men and the Women - In 3D (North American Premiere)
Meet the Small Potatoes (World Premiere)
The Painting (World Premiere, English-Language Version)
Pinocchio (North American Premiere)
¡Rompe Ralph! (Special Event - NYICFF en Español)
Starry Starry Night
Strong! (NY Theatrical Premiere)
Welcome to the Space Show (US Premiere, English-Language Version)
Wolf Children (Continental US Premiere)
Zarafa
The Zig Zag Kid (US Premiere)

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
NYICFF 2013 Awards Ceremony


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OPENING NIGHT FILM: ERNEST & CELESTINE - US Premiere
Animation, Benjamin Renner, France, 2012, 79 min
Catered reception and party following the film!

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

Join filmmakers and special guests for the NYICFF 2013 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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APPROVED FOR ADOPTION (North American Premiere)
Animated Documentary, Boileau/Henin, 2012, 75 min

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THE DAY OF THE CROWS (East Coast Premiere)
Animation, Jean-Christophe Dessaint, 2012, 95 min

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FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (US Premiere)
Animation, Goro Miyazaki, 2012, 92 min

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HEY KRISHNA (North American Premiere)
Animation, Vikram Veturi, India, 2011, 117 min

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KAUWBOY (NY Premiere)
Live Action, Boudewijn Koole, Netherlands, 2011, 81 min

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KIRIKOU AND THE MEN AND THE WOMEN - in 3D (North American Premiere)
Animation, Michel Ocelot, France, 2012, 87 min

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MEET THE SMALL POTATOES (World Premiere)
Animation, Josh Selig, USA, 2012, 60 min

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THE PAINTING (World Premiere, English Language Verison)
Animation, Jean-Francois Laguionie, France, 2012, 78 min

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PINOCCHIO (North American Premiere)
Animation, Enzo D'Alo, Italy, 2012, 75 min

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STARRY STARRY NIGHT
Live Action, Tom Shu-yu Lin, Taiwan, 2011, 98 min

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Starry Starry Night is a part of NYICFF's Girls' POV program, which is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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STRONG! (NY Theatrical Premiere)
Documentary, Julie Wyman, USA, 2012, 53 min

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Strong! is a part of NYICFF's Girls' POV program, which is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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WELCOME TO THE SPACESHOW ( US Premiere, English Language Version)
Animation, Koji Masunari, Japan, 2011, 136 minutes

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WOLF CHILDREN (US Continental Premiere)
Animation, Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2012, 117 min

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ZARAFA
Animation, Bezancon/Lie, France, 2011, 78 min

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THE ZIG ZAG KID (US Premiere)
Live Action, Vincent Bal, Belgium, 2012, 90 min

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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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NYICFF's Girls' POV program is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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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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