A Children’s Film Festival near Hotel in Tukwila

9 Jan

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Cinema Entertainment for Kids and Family

The Children’s Film Festival, located in Renton, Washington celebrates it’s 11th anniversary, becoming the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Coming this January 26 to February 11, see the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for children and families.

The Northwest Film Forum, which screens over 200 independently made and classic films annually, is producing this 12-day festival. Most events are held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. There’ll be 194 total films to see – 79 live action short films, 102 animated shorts, and 13 feature films. About 53 countries from all over the world are participating, using 37 languages.There will be lots of short programs, field trip screenings, group screenings, workshops for filmmakers, breakfast screenings and a weekend party.

At closing ceremonies, participating films will be screened and winners awarded with the Children’s Jury prizes. The jury is actually composed of children – older teens of 17 and 18 year olds! There’ll also be a surprise selection of outstanding short films made by international filmmakers.

Admission to most festival programs is $6 for Film Forum members, $8 for children under 12 and seniors, and $11 general admission. There is special pricing for the Pancake Breakfast. Festival passes are also available.. Purchase by phone at 1.800.838.3006, online at childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org or in-person at the Film Forum box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first daily show time. Advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged, as many shows sell out in advance.

Kids’ Movie Time-out near Tukwila

If you and your family are in Tukwila around this time, staying at our SeaTac Airport hotel, the Comfort Suites, you can have a fun time at the movies – and what great movies to see. Renton and Tukwila are just 10 minutes apart by car. You can make the short trip quite easily, anywhere from 2.2 to 3.7 miles depending on your route. Let our friendly staff assist you.

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