International kids film fest kicks off

The San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival present the first NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival, opening in The City this weekend at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema.

Short, feature, animated and documentary films from around the world are on the program, along with filmmaker guests.

Friday’s opening-day festivities include an extensive lineup, beginning at 4 p.m. with a comic collection of short film styles and stories featuring Academy Award nominees “Oktapodi,” “French Roast” and the latest Wallace and Gromit adventure from Aardman Animations’ Nick Park.

At 5 p.m., a party at the Punch Line Comedy Club offers entertainment and snacks. At 6:45 p.m., “Sounds Like Teen Spirit,” directed by Jamie J. Johnson, screens, featuring an appearance by the filmmaker. The acclaimed documentary is about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where aspiring young performers from Europe sing for a chance at international stardom.

At 9:20 p.m., the Flicker Lounge features shorts for teens and adults, including a wide variety of kung-fu-kicking, cross-genre, mixed media moments, and a screening of the New Zealand Sundance-winner “The Six Dollar Fifty Man.”

Programming continues throughout the weekend.

IF YOU GO

NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival

Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco
When: Friday through Sunday
Tickets:
$12.50 general, $11 seniors and students; $8 children
Contact: (925) 866-9559; wwwsffs.org
Note: Opening-night film and party tickets are $15 to $20.

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