2018 PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL

CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

July 27–August 2, 2018

Discover the odd, colorful, and delightful world of children’s cinema this summer at the 2018 Pittsburgh Children’s International Film Festival. Find out where all those missing socks really end up and what bugs look like up close with a week-long line up of children’s films that range from blockbuster hits to fun and quirky international flicks.

The festival will feature several Pittsburgh premiers, as well as the best short films from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Complimentary special events, guest appearances, and hands-on activities are planned throughout the week, like drag queen story time, sock puppet making, and more.

The festival will be hosted at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville, which will play movies at a lower volume to protect young ears and provide kid friendly snacks at select screenings.  In the spirit of the festival, children are welcome to move around the theater, chat, and just be kids.

FILMS

Won't You Be My Neighbor

USA

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Rediscover the life, lessons, and legacy of Pittsburgh’s most famous neighbor, Fred Rogers, in this new documentary that explores how the iconic children’s television host touched the lives of people all over the world. Don’t forget the tissues!

Fri 7/27 – 7:00pm

Sat 7/28 – 2:30pm

Tue  7/31 – 7:00pm

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

USA

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

100min – 1971 – G

Watch Gene Wilder in the classic 1971 film full of fun, whimsy, and Oompa Loompa songs about not being a jerk. Follow Charlie and his grandfather on their tour of the mysterious Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Fri 7/27 – 4:35pm

Sat 7/28 – 10:00am

Sat 7/28 – 9:35pm

Sun 7/29 – 3:50pm

Mon 7/30 – 4:40pm

Tue 7/31 – 9:10pm

Wed 8/1 – 2:40pm

Thur 8/2 – 7:10pm

The Oddsockeaters

Czech Republic

PITTSBURGH PREMIERE

83 min – 2016 – NR

Ever wonder where all those missing socks go? The Oddsockeaters is an animated spin on Oliver Twist about small thieves, who live alongside humans and steal our socks!

Fri 7/27 – 2:00pm (English Dub)

Sun 7/29 – 6:00pm (Subtitled)

Tue 7/31 – 12:30pm (English Dub)

Wed 8/1 – 5:00pm (English Dub)

Thur 8/2 – 1:00pm (English Dub)

Incredibles 2

USA

118min – 2018 – PG

Everyone’s favorite super family returns in a long-awaited sequel. Mr. Incredible is tasked with taking care of the house and family while Elastigirl is chosen as the face of a project to help rehab superheroes’ images, headed by the billionaire execs of the Devtech corporation.

“The Incredibles 2” contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.

Fri 7/27 – 9:30pm

Sat 7/28 – 7:00pm

Sun 7/29 – 10:00am

Sun 7/29 – 8:00pm

Mon 7/30 – 12:20pm

Mon 7/30 – 8:50pm

Tue 7/31 – 2:30pm

Wed 8/1 – 7:05pm

Thur 8/2 – 9:20pm

Microcosmos

France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom

NEW RESTORATION

80min – 1996 – G

See incredible close-up, time lapse, and slow-motion footage of insect life in meadows and ponds in this mesmerizing, narration-free documentary. Young bug lovers can watch bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching.

Sat 7/28 – 12:15pm

Sun 7/29 – 2:00pm

Mon 7/30 – 7:00pm

Tue 7/31 – 5:00pm

Wed 8/1 – 9:30pm

Thur 8/2 – 3:00pm

Shorts Program: Kid Flicks One

Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, USA

PITTSBURGH PREMIERE

52min – 2018

See the best short, original films that premiered at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Kids Flicks, made by cinematographers from around the world, are beautifully composed and perfectly paced for toddlers and kids ages 3-7

Fri 7/27 – Noon

Mon 7/30 – 9:30am

Mon 7/30 – 3:00pm

Wed 8/1 – 9:30am

Thur 8/2 – 5:00pm

Shorts Program: Kid Flicks Two

Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom, USA

PITTSBURGH PREMIERE

79min – 2018 

Kid Flicks Two is a curated selection of short films from around the world that premiered at the New York International Children’s Film Festival for kids 8 and older. Audiences will enjoy a compelling range of styles and themes in clever, thought-provoking films that will inspire audiences to expand their horizons.

Sat 7/28 – 5:00pm

Wed 8/1 – 12:45pm

Joana & The Bad Guys

Pittsburgh Hometown Selection

25min – 2018 

Stop motion animation from Pittsburgh’s Kentucky Avenue School’s kindergarten class.  Its so adorable, we decided to bring it in the festival

Sun 7/29 – 12:30 pm

FESTIVAL PASSES

Adult Festival Pass
11+

Festival passes are good for the price of general admission to all films and events from August 27–July 2, 2018. Passholders who would like to go to Cereal Cinema or Closing Night may pay an additional $4 on the day of the event. Please call (412) 904-3225 to reserve spots, as show times may sell out.

Child Festival Pass
10 and under

Festival passes are good for the price of general admission to all films and events from August 27–July 2, 2018. Passholders who would like to go to Cereal Cinema or Closing Night may pay an additional $4 on the day of the event. Please call (412) 904-3225 to reserve spots, as show times may sell out.

SCHEDULE

Friday, July 27th

12:00 pm  (noon)

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks One (Ages 3-7)

2:00 pm

The Oddsockeaters (English Dub)

Dubbed into English language

4:35 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

7:00 pm

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

9:30 pm

Incredibles 2

Saturday, July 28th

10:00 am

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Drag Queen Story Time before the film

12:15 pm

Microcosmos

2:30 pm

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

5:00 pm

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks Two (Ages 8+)

7:00 pm

Incredibles 2

9:35 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Sunday, July 29th

10:00 am

Incredibles 2 (Cereal Cinema)

All you can eat cereal bar before the film.  Doors open at 9:15am

12:30 pm

Joana & The Bad Guys

2:00 pm

Microcosmos

3:50 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

6:00 pm

The Oddsockeaters (Czech w/ English Subtitles)

8:00 pm

Incredibles 2

Monday, July 30th

9:30 am

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks One + Story Time (Ages 3-7)

Children’s Librarian from Carnegie Library reads a, interactive, magical story before the Shorts Program

12:20 pm

Incredibles 2

3:00 pm

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks One (Ages 3-7)

4:40 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

7:00 pm

Microcosmos

8:50 pm

Incredibles 2

Tuesday, July 31st

12:30 pm

The Oddsockeaters + Sock Puppet Making (English Dub)

After this amazing film, everyone will be able to make their very own sock puppet

2:30 pm

Incredibles 2

5:00 pm

Microcosmos

7:00 pm

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

9:10 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Wednesday, August 1st

9:30 am

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks One + Story Time (Ages 3-7)

Children’s Librarian from Carnegie Library reads a, interactive, magical story before the Shorts Program

12:45 pm

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks Two (Ages 8+)

2:40 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

5:00 pm

The Oddsockeaters (English Dub)

7:05 pm

Incredibles 2

9:30 pm

Microcosmos

Thursday, August 2nd

1:00 pm

The Oddsockeaters (English Dub)

3:00 pm

Microcosmos

5:00 pm

Shorts Program: Kids Flicks One (Ages 3-7)

7:00 pm

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

9:00 pm

Incredibles 2

VENUE LOCATION

Venue Location

Row House Cinema
4115 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Lawrenceville

(412) 904-3225
11:00 PM – 10:00 PM Everyday

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