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Brooklyn Film Festival’s kidsfilmfest on Saturday, June 1

This Saturday, catch twelve short films just for children at kidsfilmfest, the Brooklyn Film Festival’s family-friendly screening.

Brooklyn Film Festival kidsfilmfest

Brooklyn Film Festival kidsfilmfest

Little movie buffs can be on the lookout for the next Walt Disney or Hayao Miyazaki at the Brooklyn Film Festival’s kidsfilmfest, now in its ninth year of showcasing select international children’s short films. The Williamsburg theater indieScreen will host the hour-long event on Saturday, June 1, where families can watch twelve new short films ranging from two to twelve minutes, plus an encore showing of "Moongirl", a 2006 entry that’s back by popular demand. The 2013 lineup promises to be its most whimsical, with films featuring plotlines like a boy who discovers a video game console with the power to control other people in "CTRL" or a baby dinosaur who lives in a city ravine and visits a child’s playground in "Peaceosaurus". Styles range widely between films, with some using straight live-action, including "Detention", a story about three mischievous boys who land themselves in big trouble after performing a silly study hall prank, "The Trap", where a little girl (played by the filmmaker’s daughter) sets a trap for an unsuspecting visitor, and "Uski Baarish", an Indian short film which explores the meaning of rain in the eyes of different people. Others use stop-motion and animation, like "Whale Song," a short about an underwater friendship between a whale and a toddler who fall overboard, and "When I Met Dottie", a family-made flick in which a little girl makes a discovery in her uncle’s playhouse that leads to a conversation about the nature of love. Tickets are available at the door only, so make sure to head over early. Check out the entire lineup at kidsfilmfest.org.


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