Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2024 @ Northwest Film Forum 

For the kiddos 🍿

📸: CFFS | Headspace, dir. Paul Meyer & Gerhard Painter

📅 Friday, February 2nd – Saturday, February 10th 
📍 Northwest Film Forum: 1515 12th Ave, Seattle (+ other locations)
🎟 In-person, virtual, and hybrid passes available

A well-rounded kid is a good kid, but how do you achieve that? I think a heap of arts programming is a good baseline. You want to activate your kids’ imaginations, teach them about other cultures, about empathy, about collaboration. It’s a good foundation, a way to teach without it feeling like forced schoolwork. 

Welcome to the Children’s Film Festival 2024, an in-person/online hybrid of some of the best in youth-focused entertainment and workshops. Now in its 19th year, CFFS is the largest of its kind on the West Coast. 

While most programs take place at the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill, opening night is further west at the Pacific Science Center PACCAR Imax Theater. The film? Andrew Stanton’s Oscar-winning eco-adventure Wall-E, a worthy ecopolitical treatise in the guise of a beloved robot adventure caper. 

Some other fest highlights: 

🎥 The world premiere of Homeschooled, a colorful doc about the transition from homeschool to high school 
🎥 Headspace, a CG-animated sci-fi comedy about aliens who get stuck inside a suburban boy’s brain 
🎥 Mountain Boy, a coming-of-age autism drama out of the United Arab Emirates 
🎥 Indigenous, Queer, and Spanish-language shorts packages 
🎥 Classes like “Fun with Foley: DIY Space Sounds” from Jak McKool and Mikiech Nichols, a shadow puppetry workshop from Cassandra Bray and Zane Exactly, and a stop-motion class taught by Se Young Kim 

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.