The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the
34th Annual KidFilm® Family Festival taking place Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. All programs will be presented FREE to the community.
KidFilm is the oldest and largest-attended children’s film festival in the United States, featuring an entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of new and classic films for both children and adults.
KidFilm is an annual outreach program of the USA Film Festival/Dallas, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts.
This year, the Festival pays tribute to favorite children's book authors, celebrates diversity and tolerance, family and friendship, and features magical journeys celebrating courage and self-reliance, along with social themes (sustainable energy, environmentalism, etc.) in a program that includes live-action and animation, short films and feature-length works for audiences of any age.
Highlights of this year’s program include:
MEET THE AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS! Screenings and read-alongs with all guests --kids can receive a FREE book to have signed!
A Salute to author and illustrator Barney Saltzberg. The program will include a screening of the short film (adapted from his book) Crazy Hair Day, followed by a sing-along with the catchy title song, plus a read-along with the audience of one of Saltzberg’s favorite books “Andrew, Drew and Drew.” Free copies of “Andrew Drew and Drew” will be distributed at the show (while supplies last). After the on-screen program and reading, Saltzberg will sign books for the kids.
KidFilm Sponsor Whole Foods Market will provide free “Build Your Own Grab Bags” after the Barney Saltzberg program. Kids can put together their own healthy snack-pack and fun assorted activities bag!
A Salute to author Jacqueline K. Ogburn. -- The program will include screenings of two short films based on Ogburn’s books, The Bake Shop Ghost and Scarlett-Angelina. Free copies of Ogburn’s newest book “The Unicorn in the Barn” and “The Bake Shop Ghost” will be distributed at the show (while supplies last) and Ogburn will sign copies.
A Salute to author Ame Dyckman. -- The program will include a screening of the short film (adapted from her book) Wolfie the Bunny, followed by a reading of her newest book “Read the Book, Lemmings!” Free copies of “Read the Book, Lemmings!” will be distributed at the show (while supplies last) and Dyckman will sign books for the kids.
Children’s book author Jacqueline K. Ogburn will be in attendance to present a screening of two films adapted from her books Scarlett-Angelina and The Bake Shop Ghost. Free books will be distributed, and Ms. Ogburn will sign copies following the screening.
-Screenings of new live-action and animated films.
-KidFilmClassics screenings of modern and historical classics on the big screen.
Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour before each showtime. A full schedule of KidFilm programs will be available and posted to the USA Film Festival website in early January.