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Viewing: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox87 min. 2009. USA. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age: 7+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether Fantastic Mr. Fox is right for your child.

Streaming:Rent/PurchaseAmazon, YouTube, iTunes


Synopsis:

Up on a hill, in a base of tree, Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a | more »


Viewing: Last Day of Autumn

Last Day of Autumn7 min. 2019. France. No Dialogue. NR

Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Kanopy (Free)


Synopsis:

Forest animals secretly collect abandoned bike parts with the intention of participating in a great race on the Last Day of Autumn.


Why JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara, | more »


Watch NYICFF Shorts Today!

Streaming Kids Festival Shorts Programs!

The New York International Children's Film Festival is doing a special screening of their 2019 shorts programs; Kid Flicks One (ages: 3+) and Kid Flicks Two (ages 8+) streaming May 8th-15th.A real crowd pleaser, these shorts have visited | more »


Make Your Own Silent Movies

Make your very own short silent movie just like Charlie Chaplin! A popular JBFC Kids film exercise with students, you can get all the silent movie elements, film scratches, dialogue filled title cards, and old-timey music, by using the Silent Film Studio App.

Story Prompt: One or | more »


Viewing: The Kid

The Kid53 min. 1921. USA. English. Not Rated.

Recommended Age: 6+

Read Common Sense Media to learn more about whether The Kid is right for your child.

Streaming: Kanopy (Free), Amazon Prime (Free), The Criterion Channel


Synopsis: The Tramp, played by Charlie Chaplin, finds an | more »


Suggested Viewing: Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic86 min. 2015. Paraguay. Spanish. PG.


Recommended Age: 10+

Streaming: Kanopy (Free), Rent/Purchase: YouTube/Amazon


Synopsis: A documentary focused on the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group made up of children of all ages all who play | more »


Suggested Viewing: The Little Bird and the Caterpillar

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar5 min. 2017. Switzerland. No Dialogue. NR.


Recommended Age: All

Streaming: Kanopy Kids (Free), Amazon Prime (Free)

Synopsis: It's summer. High above in a tree the little Bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of his home. Suddenly a hungry | more »


Suggested Viewing: Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

25 min. 2012. UK. English. TV-Y. [Recommended Age: All]

Streaming: Netflix

Synopsis: A kind witch ignores the concerns of her long-suffering companion, a wonderful Cat, and invites more and more animals to join them on her broom. But how will the gang overcome the | more »


Green Screen Activity

In film there are spectacularly mind bending scenes that in real life are impossible. These special effects require something called a green screen, which special effects artists can then replace the green with anything they want; like an alien planet, a huge robot running after | more »


Viewing and Doing: Oddball

This week, JBFC Kids Curator Emily Ohara highlights an audience favorite programmed for JBFC Kids a few years ago.

Oddball

2015. 95 m. Australia. English. Rated PG.

Recommended Age 7+

Streaming for free on Tubi, Amazon Prime, Vudu (with Ads), and Hulu.

Synopsis:

Off the coast of | more »