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French Films at the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival


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Various locations in New York City
New York, US 10011

March 3-19, 2023


Explore the world without leaving New York City at the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival! Showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18, the festival presents premieres, special events, filmmaker Q&As, globe-spanning short film programs, and a great selection of French films and shorts.

Feature Films

Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibbertia
Dir. Julien Chheng & Jean-Christophe Roger
Animation, 2022, 80 min., France-Luxembourg
Recommended ages: 7+
In French with English subtitles – International Premiere / Opening Night

Belle & Sebastien: Next Generation
Dir. Pierre Coré
Live action, 2022, 96 min., France
Recommended ages: 9+
In French with English subtitles – US Premiere

Dounia & The Princess of Aleppo
Dir. Marya Zarif & André Kadi
Animation, 2022, 72 min., France-Canada
Recommended ages: 8+
In French with English subtitles – US Premiere

Little Nicholas – Happy as Can Be
Dir. Amandine Fredon & Benjamin Massoubre
Animation, 2022, 85 min., France
Recommended ages: 7+
In French with English subtitles

Dounia & The Princess of Aleppo (Dounia & La Princesse D'Alep) by Marya Zarif & André Kadi

Short Films

The Goose (L’Oie du plus fort)
Dir. Jan Mika
Animation, 2023, 13 min., Czech Republic-France
No Dialogue – US Premiere
> Screening in Short Films 1

Home of the Heart (À cœur perdu)
Dir. Sarah Saidan
Animation, 2022, 15 min., France
In French and Persian with English subtitles – East Coast Premiere
> Screening in Short Films 3

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