Miami International Children’s Film Festival back for 3rd year, Dec. 26-31

The Miami International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema, South Florida’s leading art house venue, will conduct its third edition, Dec. 26 to 31, in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival.

The Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon Ave., directly across the street from Books & Books, on the western end of the ground floor of the Museum Parking Garage.

Due to last year’s success, the festival has been extended to six days of international cinema for children in South Florida featuring a dozen films.

The festival will premiere a diverse range of films for ages 3 to adult not otherwise available to Miami audiences, as well as hands-on art workshops, parties, meetthe- filmmaker events and more.

The event provides South Florida families with fun, meaningful and thought-provoking activities within a supportive community setting, while exposing children to alternative film programming that will broaden their horizons.

Opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, activities will begin at 11 a.m.

The tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids. However, for the opening reception (Opening Day), the tickets will include food and drinks, are $10 for kids $15 for adults, and $12 for members. “We started this festival to give South Florida children a more diverse selection of films,” said Midge Blumberg-Krams, chair of the Festival Committee.

“We are elated that this global festival is returning with nearly a week of films and family fun.

“Families want films that showcase different cultures and languages sparking a lifetime interest in the cinematic arts,” Blumberg-Krams added. “The festival continues to expand our children’s horizons and bring families to an art-house environment.”

The Miami International Children’s Film Festival is an outgrowth of a successful history of specialized family-friendly film events, summer film camps and a highly acclaimed first-run art house exhibition schedule at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. The festival will have films and programs for children from ages 3 to adult, with special offerings for pre-teens and teenagers, including animated and live-action shorts and features.

The Miami festival is a unique partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival, the largest one of its kind for children and teens in North America. Other groups that will be collaborating with the Miami International Children’s Film Festival include Books & Books, Coral Gables Museum, Florida Film Institute and Miami-Dade Public Schools.

A full lineup and schedule for the festival, along with ticket prices and how-topurchase information, is available. For more information visit the Cinema’s website at or the Cinema’s Facebook page www.face-book/gablescinema, and contact the Cinema by email at or phone at 786-385-9689.

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