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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Providence Children’s Film Festival


Looking for something you can do with the kids this winter? The Providence Children’s Film Festival has literally dozens of them – some of the best films from around the globe, playing at a variety of venues in and around Providence from February 14-23.


This is the 11th year for this popular festival, which features thoughtfully-selected films that speak positively to kids of every background. An average of 12 feature length films and over 200 short films are viewable during the 10-day festival, including live-action, documentaries and animation. You can buy an individual screening ($10 adults, $8 for those under 18 and over 65) or go for multi-packs (a 10-pack is $75; opening night film and party on Feb. 14 is $25 for adults, $12 for kids.)


The schedule is full of fun choices for all ages. Taking Sunday the 16th as an example, there are nine different events in three locations starting at 10 am. The schedule is color coded – yellow for all ages (Example: Let’s Get Animated at 2 pm at the Newport Art Museum) blue for 10+ (Example: Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man at 3:45 pm at Gilder Center for the Arts.) There are additional “ratings” for movies judged suitable for 8+ and 13+. Many of the films have free discussions that accompany the film with filmmakers and others. To make it extra fun, you can collect stamps in a PCFF Passport, which emphasizes the multi-national nature of the shows.


To buy tickets, go online at the festival website. If you decide to add something the day of, call the box office at 401 209 7585.