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Belmont World Film's 18th Annual Family Festival, Virtual Edition

Presented by Belmont World Film at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 15 - 24 2021
Belmont World Film's 18th Annual Family Festival, Virtual Edition

Some of the world’s most remarkable current films for children age 3-12, plus 3 sessions on model making by Aardman Animation and a film criticism workshop by Joyce Kulhawik and the Boston Globe’s Ty Burr and Peter Keough.

Belmont World Film’s Family Festival goes virtual in 2021, expanding from its typical four days to ten. It provides children age 3-12 and their families in Massachusetts the opportunity to see some of the world’s most remarkable current films for children—films that provide a window into the lives of kids in other cultures, races, and ethnicities—and several workshops, including three sessions on model making for animated films conducted by the senior model maker from Aardman (the

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Shorts programs: $10

Feature length films: $14

Workshops: $20

Films Only Pass: $40

Full Festival Pass (includes Workshops): $60

EBT Card holders: 1/2 price

Contact: 617-484-3980


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Additional time info:

Once you start a film, you will have 48 hours to finish it. All but three film programs are available for streaming for the full 10 days—Friday, January 15 @ 10 AM to Sunday, January 24 at 7 PM.

Fahim, the Little Chess Prince: Available from Saturday, January 16 @ 10:00 AM to Monday, January 18 @ 10:00 AM

Forward: Available from Saturday, January 16 @ 7:00 PM to Sunday, January 17 @ 7:00 PM

Hungry Bear Tales: Available Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 AM to Tuesday, January 19 @ 10:00 AM

The only other timed events are the workshops and filmmaker Q&As:

Junior Film Critics Workshop (two parts): Saturday, January 16, from 1-4 PM & Sunday, January 17, from 1-3 PM

Learn to Model Gromit or Shaun the Sheep with Aardman Animation Workshops (choose from three options): Saturday, January 23
10:30-11:30 AM Gromit
12:00-1:00 PM Shaun the Sheep
1:30-2:30 PM Gromit

Live (virtual) Q&A with the directors of Microplastic Madness: Saturday, January 23, 4:00 PM

Live (virtual) Q&A with the director of Kusasa: Sunday, January 24, 1:00 PM


    • Closed Caption

Films in other languages are subtitled in English.

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