RedCat International Children’s Film Festival is Back!

REDCAT is the downtown outpost of CalArts and bills itself as “a center for experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.” Each year, the REDCAT team puts together an eclectic calendar of events that draw upon artistic talent from around the world. 

Since it opened in 2003, I’ve enjoyed a number of films, performances, exhibitions and literary events at REDCAT, which is located in the Disney Concert Hall. One of my favorite events has been the family friendly International Children’s Film Festival, due to the quality and breadth of films. Given my past experience with this event, I have a lot of confidence that this year’s festival won’t disappoint.

Now in its 6th year, the 2011 International Children’s Film Festival will present works made by both well known and up-and-coming filmmakers that will take you on a celluloid ride around the globe, with enchanting programs for tiny tots, chills and thrills for adventurous older viewers, and films sure to inspire the whole family. This year’s festival highlights include a special selection of new animation from China curated by acclaimed animator Joe Chang, a program showcasing the emerging talents of indigenous filmmakers from throughout the world, and the always popular Nick Family Fun Day.

Pierre and the Spinach Dragon Hélène Tragesser, Germany


When: March 26 – April 17

Where: REDCAT Theater, located in the Disney Concert Hall at 631 West 2nd Street Los Angeles

Cost: $5 each screening

Tickets: Purchase Online or
 call the REDCAT box office at 213-237-2800.

Festival Screening Schedule: Available here.

YouTube Festival Trailers: Watch them here.

More Information: Available here