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Belmont World Film's 19th Annual Family Festival

Presented by Belmont World Film at Regent Theatre, Arlington MA

Jan 14 - 23 2022
Belmont World Film's 19th Annual Family Festival

Belmont World Film’s Family Festival is a must-attend event for families with children ages 3-12, offering some of the world’s most significant films for children, as well as enriching workshops.

Belmont World Film’s 19th Family Festival takes place both in-person and online from January 14-23, 2022, featuring 15 film programs—including over 30 feature length and short animated, live action, and documentary films, several based on international children’s books and with others making their US premieres—and several workshops. The festival provides children age 3-12 and their families and caregivers the opportunity to see some of the world’s most remarkable current films for

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Online Screenings: $10 for shorts and $14 for feature-length films (no refunds after purchase).

In-person screenings: $10, must be purchased online (fully refundable).

Workshops: $20 each.

Online Film Pass Only: $45, which includes online film, but no workshops.

Full Festival Pass: $65, which includes all online films and all workshops.

VIP Festival Pass: $100, which includes all online films, all workshops, a t-shirt, and recognition in the program for a year.

EBT Cardholder Tickets: 1/2 price

Contact: 617-484-3980


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Additional time info:

One feature length film will also be shown in-person each day, each beginning at 1:00 PM: My Dad Is a Sausage on Saturday, January 15, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Laura's Star on Sunday, January 16, at the Majestic 7 in Watertown, and Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary (aka Calamity Jane) on Monday, January 17, at the West Newton Cinema (My Dad Is a Sausage and Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary will also be available online). In-person screening tickets are completely refundable.

All films but Calamity are available for all 10 days of the festival from Friday, January 14 @ 7 PM to Sunday, January 23 @ 7 PM. Once you start watching a film, you will have 48 hours in which to finish it.

The Junior Film Critics Workshop takes place Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16, from 1-3:30 PM each day at the Belmont Media Center.

Filmmakers Q&As include The Schoolgarden on Saturday, January 15, at 4:00 PM, Dreams Are Like Wild Tigers on Sunday, January 23, at 11:30 AM, and Mila on Sunday, January 23, at 5:00 PM.


Regent Theatre

7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474


Parking in Russell Common / Municipal lot entrance directly across Medford Street from the Regent. 50 Cents per hour with no limit 8am - 8pm Mon-Sat, Free on Sundays. Street parking also available on Medford Street, Mass Ave, and other nearby streets.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Closed Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

Most screenings will be subtitled in English or with English captions enabled. In-person screenings will have subtitles read aloud through headphones.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


Covid protocols for screenings include proof of vaccination for those 12 years and older or a negative Covid test within 48 hours of the screening, masking, and social distancing. Workshop attendees require full proof of vaccination, masking, and social distancing.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: Yes
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes

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