This week tickets went on sale for the New York International Children’s Film Festival 2014. Since 2010, Samurai Beat Radio brings coverage of NYICFF, including our interview with Tomm Moore, director of the Oscar-nominated film, The Secret of Kells.
This year’s festival is extra special and we’re going to give you the Top 5 Reasons,
why you need to attend!
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Number # 5- Aunt Hilda!– France
French animation makes an encore splash, as Jacques-Remy Girerd, creator of A Cat in Paris and Mia and the Migoo returns to NYICFF with his latest hand-drawn gem, Aunt Hilda!
Number # 4- Patema Inverted– Japan
The new feature from Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities
Number # 3- Laika: Behind the Magic-US
Heads up future animators! This event is for you. Experience the magic of stop-motion through a rare behind-the-scenes presentation from LAIKA studios – creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman. LAIKA’s Mark Shapiro will give insights into the intricate stop-motion animation process, using footage of time-lapse production, exclusive clips of LAIKA animators at work, and a demonstration using the actual character models from of the movies. Then put your newfound stop-motion knowledge to work during a complete screening of the film Coraline and an exclusive look at the upcoming LAIKA feature The Boxtrolls. After the films there will be an audience Q&A.
Number #2- Oscar-Nominated: Ernest & Celestine– France
Ernest & Celestine kicked off last year’s NYICFF opening ceremony. After it’s nomination for best animated feature film, Ernest & Celestine returns in a new English language version, featuring the voices of: Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright. The audience will also have to opportunity for a Q&A with the films director, Benjamin Renner.
Last, but not least,
NUMBER #1- Muppets Most Wanted– Special Sneak Preview
NYICFF is thrilled to present a special sneak preview screening of Disney’s, Muppets Most Wanted. That’s right folks, see The Muppets before they hit theaters- need we say more!