Children’s International Film Festival
Dream, learn and giggle at the inaugural Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) — the new film festival for Australia’s youngest film buffs.
Catering for children aged 4-16, the festival’s program ranges from non-verbal films for the miniature movie lover, through to a more challenging mix of foreign and English language films from all over the world, perfect for older budding cinephiles.
From intrepid adventures and precious friendships, to giraffes, penguins and giant floating pears, the carefully curated program has local and international cinema to delight and entertain all young film lovers and their families.
Highlights include I Kill Giants, a striking coming-of-age drama that deftly blends fantasy and realism. Cloudboy is set in the picturesque landscape of northern Sweden, where 12 year-old Niilas is sent to spend a summer with his mother among the indigenous Sami people, and learn how to herd reindeer. March of the Penguins 2 watches the arduous journey of a new generation of emperor penguins, 12 years after the first Oscar-winning documentary stole the hearts of nature lovers everywhere.
A favourite of Artistic Director Eddie Tamir, Bugsy Malone is a 70s classic: a gangster film with a cast made up of entirely of children! With flying custard pies, toe-tapping musical numbers and a pint-sized Jodie Foster, the unique film remains an entertaining romp for parents and kids alike.
CHIFF screens April 27 – May 6 at Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Lido Cinemas Hawthorn and the Cameo Cinemas Belgrave — all tickets are now on sale at www.chiff.com.au!