Explore the world without leaving New York! The New York International Children’s Film Festival takes place February 22 through March 17, 2019 throughout New York City, with 11 screenings at Scandinavia House. For complete lineup and tickets visit nyicff.org/tickets.

Fill out a ballot at every screening, and your votes will determine the Festival award winners.

SAT—March 16—10:45 AM
60 min. Recommended ages 3-6

Premiere status is at the top of the list for tots with Zog, a brand new film about a fabulous, freethinking dragon from Magic Light Pictures (creators of NYICFF 2018’s The Highway Rat and 2016’s Revolting Rhymes). The little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious Flipped reworks the script. Finally, in Pig on the Hill, Pig may be up high, but his nimble new neighbor, Duck, shows how the most important spot of all is one next to friends. Purchase tickets.

SAT—March 16—12:45 PM
Recommended ages 7+

NYICFF is crossing the Atlantic to pair up with far-flung Friends & Neighbors this year. Cinekid, the Netherlands’ premiere film festival for children, and EYE International come ashore to share their best short films. Featuring a range of different cultures and themes—from Old Amsterdam to New York—these fresh stories keep history alive. Purchase tickets.


SAT—March 16—2:30 PM
75 min. Recommended ages 10+

Boys Beyond Boundaries is back for its second edition of films redefining how boys can feel, think, and be. After he’s pressured to graffiti a wall, the boy in Granbad reveals his feelings—and his dyslexia. In Xavier, a father is told his son isn’t like the others, but he knows his fledgling drummer boy will find his own beat. Meanwhile, life in Curaçao may seem idyllic, but teens who feed themselves a diet of tough posturing and iguana stew make life challenging for a boy and his younger friend in Juni. Purchase tickets.


New York International Children’s Film Festival is dedicated to inspiring, entertaining and educating through innovative film programs that cultivate an appreciation for the arts, stimulate critical thought and promote media literacy.

Each year, the Festival invites New York families to travel the globe, discover new ideas and gain a deeper understanding of the world they live in — all from the comfort of their theater seats.



Xavier, Image courtesy of NYICFF

SAT—March 16
$14 ($12 ASF Members) for each screening