The Sydney Film Festival have announced their program today and there are some magical films for little kids but it would have been great to have seen a wider selection for older children within the family programming. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your children to different experiences and worlds. We are all very keen to check out Twigson, a box office hit in Norway about a young boy who has moved to the country and befriends a twig!
The Family Program features:
ÅSLEIK ENGMARK | NORWAY | 75 MINS
Saturday 12th June | 12.30 pm | Event Cinemas
Monday 14th June | 4.00 pm | Event Cinemas
RINTARO | JAPAN | 87 MINSA little girl in a penguin suit helps out a goblin village - a charming kids' animation.
Saturday 5 June | 2.00pm | Event Cinemas
Sunday 6th June | 12.00pm | Event Cinemas
KOJI MASUNARI | JAPAN | 136 MINSAn animated space adventure for the whole family, selected for the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.
Sunday 6 June | 2.15pm | Event Cinemas
Sunday 13 June | 2.15pm | Event Cinemas
NICK STRINGER | UK-AUSTRIA-GERMANY | 80 MINSA tiny loggerhead's epic voyage across the oceans
Saturday 12 June | 2.15pm | Event Cinemas
Sunday 13th June 1230pm | Event Cinemas
Monday 14th June 1200pm | Event Cinemas
MAMORU HOSODA | JAPAN | 114 MINSFrom the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, a wonderful anime mash of Japanese tradition and internet mayhem.
Within the program we love the look of these films for young yet mature cinema audiences:
ADRIAN GRENIER | USA | 91 MINSAdrian Greiner (Entourage) investigates the paparazzo phenomenon, in particular one 13-year-old snapper.
SYLVAIN CHOMET | FRANCE-UK | 80 MINS
TAIKA WAITITI | NEW ZEALAND | 88 MINS
Taika Waititi's magical follow-up to Eagle vs Shark is a rollicking coming-of-age film that affectionately lampoons the crazes of the eighties.
For bookings and complete program visit http://www.sff.org.au