2020 Festival Program


  Further Reading
These films are based on a book or graphic novel.
  Girls' POV
Not just for girls! These films feature empowered girls breaking the mold.
  True to Life
These films are inspired by a true story or are set in a real time in history.
  Spotlight Country
These films showcase the great art of Canadian animation.
  Friends & Neighbors
These films are part of NYICFF's Friends & Neighbors program, highlighting Japanese cinema.

Children of the Sea

   

Feature Japan | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Ayumu Watanabe, 2019, 111 min.

Recommended ages: 10+
In Japanese, with English subtitles

Bento Harassment

   

Feature Japan | East Coast Premiere
Live Action, Renpei Tsukamoto, 2019, 106 min.

Recommended ages: 10+
In Japanese, with English subtitles

The Club of Ugly Children

  

Feature Netherlands | International Premiere
Live Action, Jonathan Elbers, 2019, 90 min.

Recommended ages: 10+
In Dutch, with English subtitles

Days of the Bagnold Summer

  

Feature United Kingdom | East Coast Premiere
Live Action, Simon Bird, 2019, 86 min.

Recommended ages: 12+
In English

Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef

  

Feature United States | Special Preview Screening
Documentary, Keith Scholey, 2020, 77 min.

Recommended ages: All Ages
In English

Disneynature’s Elephant

  

Feature United States | Special Preview Screening
Documentary, Mark Linfield, 2020, 86 min.

Recommended ages: All Ages
In English

Fahim, the Little Chess Prince

   

Feature France | North American Premiere
Live Action, Pierre-François Martin-Laval, 2019, 107 min.

Recommended ages: 9+
In French, with English subtitles

Forward: Tomorrow Belongs to Us

  

Feature France | East Coast Premiere
Documentary, Gilles de Maistre, 2019, 84 min.

Recommended ages: 8+
In French, Spanish and other languages with English subtitles

Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale

    

Feature Germany/Belgium/Luxembourg/Czech Republic | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn, 2019, 80 min.

Recommended ages: 9+
In English

Hilda

   

Feature United Kingdom/United States/Canada | World Premiere
Animation, Andy Coyle, 2020, 44 min.

Recommended ages: 5+
In English

Magic Boy

  

Feature Japan
Animation, Akira Daikuhara, Taiji Yabushita, 1961, 83 min.

Recommended ages: 8+
In English

Moominvalley

  

Feature Finland, United Kingdom | North American Premiere
Animation, Steve Box, 2019, 66 min.

Recommended ages: 5+
In English

On-Gaku: Our Sound

   

Feature Japan | US Premiere
Animation, Kenji Iwaisawa, 2019, 71 min.

Recommended ages: 12+
In Japanese, with English subtitles

The Prince’s Voyage

  

Feature France/Luxembourg/Canada
Animation, Jean-François Laguionie, Xavier Picard, 2019, 77 min.

Recommended ages: 7+
In French, with English subtitles

Rocca Changes the World

  

Feature Germany | New York Premiere
Live Action, Katja Benrath, 2019, 101 min.

Recommended ages: 8+
In German, with English subtitles

SamSam

  

Feature Belgium, France | World Premiere
Animation, Tanguy de Kermel, 2020, 80 min.

Recommended ages: All Ages
In English

Celebrate Aardman! A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

 

Feature United Kingdom | East Coast Theatrical Premiere
Animation, Will Becher, Richard Phelan, 2019, 86 min.

Recommended ages: 5+
In English

Too Far Away

 

Feature Germany | New York Premiere
Live Action, Sarah Winkenstette, 2019, 89 min.

Recommended ages: 8+
In German, with English subtitles

Shorts for Tots

 

Shorts
60 min.

Recommended ages: 3-6

Short Films 1

 

Shorts
70 min.

Recommended ages: 5-10

Short Films 2

 

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 8-14

Short Films 3

 

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 12+

Girls’ POV

 

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 10+

Boys Beyond Boundaries

 

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 10+

Heebie Jeebies

 

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 10+

Friends & Neighbors: Japan

  

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 9+

NYICFF Rocks: Musical Shorts

 

Shorts
60 min.

Recommended ages: All Ages

¡Hola NYICFF! Shorts in Spanish

 

Shorts
75 min.

Recommended ages: 8+

Animators All Around

 

Special Program
75 min.

Recommended ages: 8+

Best of Fest Screening + Awards Party

 

Special Program
120 min.

Recommended ages: 8+