Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

The TIFF Kids Festival is into its 17th year in Toronto, and is the only children's film festival in Toronto. This year there are more than 110 films from 31 countries screening, it is a great opportunity for children to enjoy fantastic cinema from all over the world, much of which they would likely never have the chance to see otherwise.


I checked out a few of the films and shorts that my children and we enjoyed such as Felix, Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, Fatima, and Ravi & Jane. The shorts Fatima and Ravi & Jane are about 20 minutes and touched on subjects that make children think and appreciate what they have such as their family, friends, homes and more. Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang is a movie from Spain in Spanish that is really funny and had unpredictable twists that shows the importance of friendship, fairness and problem solving. 

Felix is a movie from South Africa that is in English, Xhosa and Afrikaans. This movie about 14 year old Felix will bring lots of emotions as it shows life in South Africa as Felix goes to a prestigious private school on a scholarship. The movie teaches lessons about perseverance, forgiveness, community building and music. These shorts and movies from different languages are fun to watch, and the content of the films make us think about what is happening outside of our community. Check out more details of the festival at tiff.net/kids 


While at TIFF, check out the Kids digiPlaySpace, which is open until April 21. This award-winning exhibition is back for a third year, offering kids and adults alike the opportunity to go on an interactive adventure, with installations from internationally renowned media artists.
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15 comments:

  1. I never knew they had one for kids films, would definitely be something worth checking out if you lived in the area. (Judy Cowan)

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  2. That sounds like so much fun for the whole family! Wonder if they have something similar at VIFF.

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  3. Thanks for the heads up on the fun event!

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  4. Great event for the whole family. Living in a smaller area, we don't get these big festivals! Enjoy!

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  5. I didn't know there was a kids only festival. This should be good.
    (Debbie W)

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  6. this sounds like fun wish it was in my area

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  7. This sounds really interesting. Great for kids to see perspectives from around the world!

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  8. I've heard a little bit about this but not much! Thanks for the informative post, I'd love to get my daughter and nieces to it next time!

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  9. I didn't know this existed! Love the idea.

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  10. Sounds like a great event!!!

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  11. I love that the kids have their own film festival. I didn't know that existed. That's awesome.

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  12. Looks like a fantastic event!! Wish we were closer!

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  13. My niece went last year and raved about it. Wish I could take my kids when they get older!

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