Family Programming at the 2018 Florida Film Festival

Held in the course of Central Florida each April, Florida Film Festival provides extra than a hundred and eighty characteristic-duration and brief movies from 40 nations, further to movie star guests, unique occasions, movie forums, and parties. This yr’s Festival includes competing movies in narrative capabilities and documentary packages, plus special screenings of food movies, music movies, experimental shorts, international movies, middle of the night films, and Florida films.

Though centered typically on films for adults, in step with its annual culture, the Florida Film Festival also offers a circle of relatives programming sidebar with unique new independently produced movies suitable for kids. In addition, the Spotlight Films class consists of another movie that children will experience – a documentary about Fred Rogers and his long-running tv series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Family Programming

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales…

Making its Southeast most desirable at The Florida Film Festival, this model of the director’s personal picture novel includes hand-drawn 2-D animation. The movie is created from three separate memories offered as a stage play by means of the Honeysuckle Farm Theatre Company. Complete with non-forestall motion and quirky speaking animals, each story has a farm placing with reappearing animals that includes a mother chicken, a pig, a duck, a rabbit, and a fox. The film is in French with English subtitles, but the universal motion depicted at the screen tells its personal story of cooperation and understanding that goes past phrases. Directed via Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (animator). Run Time: 83 mins. MPAA Rating: G.

Lu Over the Wall

Set in a small Japanese fishing village, this lively function tells the story of 14-year-antique Kai, a child of lately divorced mother and father who withdraws into music to deal with his grief. When he joins a band that practices through Merfolk Island, Kai meets Lu, a excessive-lively mermaid with an enchanting singing voice. When the suspicious villagers research of Lu’s lifestyles, they’re divided between wanting to make the most her to restore the fishing village and fearing her presence because of a legendary curse. The movie, packed with lively song and fluid Japanese anime, appears at how the magical young mermaid now not best modifications one boy’s existence, however a whole village. Directed by using Masaaki Yuasa. Stars the voices of Kanon Tani, Shota Shimoda, Shin’ichi Shinohara, Akira Emoto, Soma Saito, Minako Kotobuki. Run Time: 112 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG (for a few peril and thematic elements).

Family Friendly Spotlight Film

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

This documentary examines tv icon Fred Rogers, who helped kids apprehend some of existence’s demanding situations and cope with their personal feelings via his calm phrases of know-how. His tv collection Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ran for extra than 3 many years, frequently the use of puppetry to deliver its messages. His inclusive idea that everybody belong to a international neighborhood turned into manner beforehand of its time. Directed by Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville. Stars Fred Rogers (in archival pictures), Joanne Rogers, Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, and David Newell. Run Time: ninety four mins. This film is unrated.