- Film Guide
Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival, showcases quality children's cinema from around the world.
The Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival showcases quality children's cinema from around the world. Each screening includes discussions with filmmakers or educators, hands-on activities, and take-home guides! Young or old, this is a great opportunity to experience movies with your entire family.
MCFF also offers educational screenings to school groups on weekdays during the Milwaukee Film Festival. Student audiences engage in post-screening Q&As with special guests, and educators receive curriculum packets with media literacy activities for use in schools. Email email@example.com for more information.
THE 2012 MILWAUKEE CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL LINE-UP:
ALFIE THE LITTLE WEREWOLF
DIR: Joram Lürsen | Netherlands | 2011
Late one night, shy, sweet Alfie becomes a fluffy, howling werewolf. The next morning he returns to normal, and vows to hide his wolfy secret, exploring what it means to be oneself.
DIR: Jean-Francois Laguionie | France | 2011
(ages 9 & up)
A wildly inventive film built around an unfinished painting and the three kinds of characters who live in it: The complete Allduns, the half-finished Halvies, and the undeveloped Sketchies. Convinced of their superiority, the Allduns assert their power over the other two groups. But a band of misfits, desperate for harmony leave the painting in search of The Painter who made them.
TALES OF THE NIGHT
DIR: Michel Ocelot | France | 2012
(ages 10 & up)
A boy, a girl, and an elderly cinema technician stage six fables about monsters, princesses and a huge talking bee, taking place in Tibet, the Aztec kingdom, and other faraway lands.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
DIR: Rob Reiner | USA | 1987
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rob Reiner’s star-studded classic about noble Westley’s quest to rescue Princess Buttercup from evil Prince Humperdinck, with the help of a determined swordsman and a gentle giant. Presented in glorious 35mm.
KIDS SHORTS: SIZE SMALL
(ages 3 & up)
This program of animated and live action kids films from around the world are suitable for our youngest film audiences. Screening as part of this year’s program is The Gruffalo’s Child, the sequel to last year’s beloved The Gruffalo, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter.
KIDS SHORTS: SIZE MEDIUM
(ages 6 & up)
These international kids films for young film lovers hit the highs and lows of being a kid. Featured among these shorts are Brad & Gary, the new short by Despicable Me director Pierre Coffin. Trailer for the Kids Shorts: Size Medium film In a Heartbeat.
KIDS SHORTS: SIZE LARGE
(ages 8 & up)
A sampling of award-winning films from across the globe for young people. This program includes the film fest’s first 3-D film— The Magic Piano— a gorgeous animated adventure.
THE MILWAUKEE YOUTH SHOW
For the first time ever, the Milwaukee Film Festival is showcasing a collection of films made by Wisconsin filmmakers ages 18 & under!
The Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival is presented by PNC and sponsored by Brewers Community Foundation, Metro Parent, and MilwaukeeMoms.com