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Free Children's Film Festival Events at PCL

Providence Children's Film Festival at PCL
February 20,21 & 23
Multiple Locations

The 9th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival(PCFF)takes place February 16-25, 2018 with screenings, filmmaking workshops and free activities, plus post-film conversations that help deepen the film-watching experience.  A highlight of our winter programming, PCL once again partners with PCFF to bring free workshops and screenings to several locations. These events are always super popular, so be sure to register ahead of time!

Animation Creation Studio @ Washington Park Library
Tuesday, February 20th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Ages 8+ or under 8 accompanied by an adult
Register by calling 401-781-3136 between 1:00 and 5:30 Monday - Friday

Bring your characters and their stories to life through animation! This short workshop gives kids an opportunity to create and learn about animation using storyboards to plan it and stop motion techniques to film it!

Film Screening @ Olneyville Library
Let's Get Animated! (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Wednesday, February 21st
6:00 - 7:30 PM
All ages
Register by calling 401-421-4084 between 1:00 and 5:30 Monday - Friday

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Animation - 2016, 2017, 69 Minutes

There are all kinds of ways to tell a story. Paints, pastels, textiles and even text from a typewriter (your grandparents can tell you what that last one is) are used here. The stories told include a weasel who learns the hard way that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. There are Shammies who take care of one another when each catches a cold, and, of course, imaginative lemmings ordering items online to be delivered by drones. These films may animate YOU to tell your own stories!

Animation Creation Studio @ Wanskuck Library
Friday, February 23rd
3:00 - 4:30
Ages 8+ or under 8 accompanied by an adult
Register by calling 401-274-4145 between 1:00 and 5:30 Monday - Friday

Bring your characters and their stories to life through animation! This short workshop gives kids an opportunity to create and learn about animation using storyboards to plan it and stop motion techniques to film it!

PCFF’s mission is to present the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate, and connect a diverse community of children and families from Rhode Island and beyond. Audiences of all ages will enjoy over 100 feature-length and short films—including live-action, documentary, and animation—made by filmmakers from around the world.Events take place at main venues within walking distance of downtown Providence and at satellite venues across the state. For festival details, visit the website.

Enjoy a few images from last year's workshops, below.