ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE A beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. New English language version features the voices of Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston, and Matthew Modine.
A big congratulations to the directors and producers behind two wonderful and deserving films, CHICO & RITA, a beautifully-detailed romance and an ode to a rich musical history, and A CAT IN PARIS, a slinky feline film that captured the hearts of many an audience at last year's NY Int'l Children's Film Festival. Both films were nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year's Academy Awards!
Established in 1997, NYICFF is an Oscar qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival for children and teens. Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, James Schamus, Jeffrey Wright, Matthew Modine and Gus van Sant are on the NYICFF Jury. The most recent edition attracted a sold-out-in-advance audience of 25,000 and generated over 98 million media impressions.
NYICFF annually presents 100+ films from around the world, plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. In addition to the annual March festival, NYICFF presents year-round film programming both in New York and nationally.
"Devoted to the kind of fare that may be found at the Academy Awards but not at the local multiplex." - New York Times
Come check out our brand new slate of intelligent, passionate and provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18! NYICFF 2013 is packed with over 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus gala premieres, special events, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking camps, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. Get your tickets now!
Algeria in the 1930s is an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture. A cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat – and filmmaker Sfar – spare no group or individual as they skewer faith, tradition and authority in a provocative exploration of (among other things) God, lust, death, phrenology, religious intolerance, interspecies love, and the search for truth. Rich with the colors, textures, flavors and music of Mediterranean Africa, the film embarks on a cross continent adventure from the tiled terraces, fountains, quays and cafes of colonial Algiers to Maghrebi tent camps, dusty trading outposts, and deep blue Saharan nights in search of a lost Ethiopian city.