First Annual International Children’s Film Fest (ICFF) at Wilmette Theater July 21 and 28Festival showcases 44 films from 19 countries
Tickets available online at www.wilmettetheatre.com or call Box Office at 847-251-7424 Tickets $9 Adults, $6 for Children & Seniors
Sat. July 21 and Sat. July 28Ages 2-10
Wilmette, IL/Saturday July 21 & July 28—The first Wilmette International Children’s Film Festival launches at the Wilmette Theater with 44 international films from 19 countries! The ICFilmFest will include four age-appropriate shorts programs, featuring films as diverse as One Shoe Blues, featuring music by B.B. King; Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, based on the popular book by Mo Willems; and All the World, an animated short narrated by Joanne Woodward. This year’s festival offers two shorts programs for Wilmette’s youngest audiences ages 2-5, Storytime Express and Friends Forever. There will be one short film program for children ages 5-8, Secrets and Surprises, and one program for children ages 8-10, Touch of Genius. Wilmette Theater Executive Director, Carole Dibo says, “We’re thrilled to bring this world class event to Wilmette families. It’s great summer fun with award-winning films that introduce children to global culture and new ideas.” Children will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite films and voting will take place immediately following each program. Based on the results, two prizes will be awarded: best live action short film, best animated film and best film for children ages 2-5. ICFilmFest winners will be announced on www.wilmettetheatre.com Presented by the Wilmette Theatre, the ICFilmFest is produced in association with the Northbrook-based International Children’s Media Center and curated by Executive Director, Nicole Dreiske. The ICFilmFest is supported by the Richard Driehaus Foundation at the MacArthur Foundation. ICFilm Festival Schedule: Saturday, July 2110am & 1:45 pm Shorts Program: Storytime Express (Ages 2-5)11:45 am Shorts Program: Secrets and Surprises (Ages 5-8) Saturday, July 2810am Shorts Program: Friends Forever (Ages 2-5)11:45 am Shorts Program: Secrets & Surprises (Ages 5-8)1:45 pm Shorts Program: Touch of Genius (Ages 8-10) For ICFilmFest information contact Chad Byers or David Orlikoff, 773 528 6854
Storytime Express10 Short Films. 60 Minutes. Recommended Ages 2-5Jump on board the storytime express and play with adorable characters from around the world. You’ll have fun on the moon with the Sandpixies, build a castle with Sixten the cat, and race trucks with the Swedish Meatballs. Then learn to make pancakes with Pingu!Buy Tickets - Saturday, July 21 @ 10:00am - Storytime Express Buy Tickets - Saturday, July 21 @ 1:45pm - Storytime Express
Secrets and Surprises!10 Short Films. 73 minutes. Recommended Ages 5-8 Wherever we go, whatever we do, we’re happiest with our friends. Help Pappa Pedro and Pappa Jack raise a baby bird, explore underwater worlds with Pim and Pom, and celebrate the changing seasons with two tender leaves.Buy Tickets - Saturday, July 21 @ 11:45am - Secrets & Suprises Buy Tickets - Saturday, July 28 @ 1:45pm - Secrets & Suprises
Friends Forever12 Short Films. 60 minutes. Recommended Ages 2-5Wherever we go, whatever we do, we’re happiest with our friends. Help Pappa Pedro and Pappa Jack raise a baby bird, explore underwater worlds with Pim and Pom, and celebrate the changing seasons with two tender leaves.Buy Tickets - Saturday, July 28 @ 10:00am - Friends Forever
A Touch of Genius12 Short Films. 69 Minutes. Recommened Ages 8-10There’s something special in all of us. But like the characters in these clever films, we have to find that special something and cherish it. Jam with the great B.B. King and some quirky sock puppets, stay one step ahead of amazing rainforest predators, and discover a way to escape the mysterious Kingdom of Cats. Buy Tickets - Saturday, July 28 @ 11:45am - Touch of Genius “STORYTIME EXPRESS” SHORT FILM LINE-UPVem: Whose Trousers? (Sweden 2010. 4 min)Rabbit, Pig and Bird want to play outside but first they have to figure out who is wearing whose clothing! In Swedish with English subtitlesOrange City (USA 2009. 6 min)Many different animals come to the city from far away. Snail carries her basket of sweet oranges and gives one to all the people she meets, helping them discover that the sweetest fruits in the world are the oranges that they plant for each other.