The 25th NYICFF sets the selection of short films,
The Oscar-nominated New York International Children's Film Festival has announced the full lineup of short films for its 2022 event, which will be held March 4-19 at New York's SVA Theater. Established in 1997, the nation's largest for kids and teens and will feature over 60 new animated, live action, documentary and experimental shorts from 28 countries. Tickets are on sale on nyicff.org. (Use promotional code ANIMMAGNYICFF22 for a 10% discount on the first four tickets, excluding special events.)
This year, proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 2022 Festival offers three exciting weeks of innovative, artistically distinct, fun, inspiring and vibrant new programs, carefully curated for a new generation of viewers aged 3-18. In addition to its dynamic film presentations, the Festival's short film screenings are its most popular offerings each year. From the eclectic Tots and Short Films One, Two and Three programs, to the POV organized by theme, highlighting the views of girls and women around the world, and Heebie Jeebies, with slightly chilling and wacky content, this short film - form cinema continually inspires audiences to look at things from a whole new perspective.
Short film programs will include world premieres of Antje Heyn's Meta (Germany) and Claude Delafosse's How I Got My Wrinkles (France), as well as regional debuts and must-see screenings of acclaimed animated works A Bite of Bone (Honami Yano, Japan), Mum Is Pouring Rain (Hugo de Faucompret, France) and the stimulating student short films Sanctuary (Eva Matějovičová, Czech Rep.), About a shelter for handicapped animals; and Wolf and Cub (USA), conceived by Marvin Bynoe and completed by over 80 CalArts students and professors after his sudden death in March 2020.
Selected shorts will also be screened in front of feature films, including Dumplings (Johanna Xue, USA), Gary the Duck (Ben Knight, USA), The Ocean Duck (Huda Razzak, USA), My Grandma Matilde (Miguel Anaya Borja, Mexico) and Polar Bear Bears Boredom, the latest from Japanese director Koji Yamamura.
- Peilin Chou, producer (Beyond the moon, abominable)
- Melissa Cobb, Vice President, Children and Family, Netflix
- Geena Davis, Oscar-winning actress and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
- Madeline DiNonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; President, Board of Directors of the Television Academy Foundation
- Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros.
- Elizabeth Ito, NYICFF Award-winning director (Welcome to My Life), creator of Netflix's Ghost Town
- Kyle MacLahlan, award-winning actor (Twin Peaks, Dune, Inside Out)
- Guillermo Martinez, Head of Story, Sony Pictures Animation (The Mitchells vss the Machines), Story Artist, Laika Studios (Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link)
- Matthew Modine, award-winning actor and director (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket)
- Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation; President, Paramount Animation; Oscar-nominated producer (The Boss Baby)
- Mark Osborne, Oscar-nominated director, screenwriter, producer and animator (Kung Fu Panda, The Little Prince)
- Peter Ramsey, Academy Award-winning director (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Rise of the Guardians)
- Ira Sachs, award-winning director (Little Men, Love is Strange); founder and Executive Director, Queer / Art
- Uma Thurman, Oscar-nominated actor (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2); Board of Directors, room to grow
- Nora Twomey, Oscar-nominated director (The Breadwinner, The Secret of Kells); co-founder, Cartoon Saloon