PCFF takes the Festival on the road this April!

Explore new worlds…Join the adventure this April when we take the Festival on the road to partner with Newport Art Museum and Jamestown Art Center. Watch some films, make your own movie and take part in hands-on-activities!

Providence Children’s Film Festival in Newport!
Newport Art Museum (76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI)

Friday, April 13 

4/13 @ 6:00 pm

2018 PCFF Special Jury Award Winner – BEST FEATURE
2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival Best Feature Award

We are pleased to bring this award-winning film to Newport! The therapeutic power of storytelling is at the forefront of this genre-defying documentary.

Swaziland is a tiny country with the world’s highest HIV infection rate. A tragic consequence are the estimated 200,000 orphans now needing care, many traumatized beyond just losing their parents. At one orphanage, healing takes place through collective story-writing borne from the children’s personal experiences. The result is the powerful story of Liyana, a brave and determined girl who sets out to save her abducted twin brothers from many forms of peril.
USA, Qatar, Swaziland / 2017 / In English and SiSwati (with English subtitles) / 77 min
Ages 10+ (strong thematic elements: HIV/AIDS, descriptions of child abuse, alcohol abuse, and situations of peril)
Cost: Member Adult $8 / Non-member Adult $10, Member Youth $5 / Non-Member Youth $7

Saturday, April 14 

@ 10:30 am Second Saturday A selection of PCFF Shorts: The World Around Us followed by Make A Piñata activity!


Join us for a family road trip! Our world is richly infused with opportunities for discovery and revelation. These shorts will get you thinking about expanding your horizons beyond what meets the eye. After the films, join us for hands-on piñata decorating inspired by the incredible creations made in Mexico and seen in the documentary short “Piñata Kings”.
Films are for all ages. In English, with English subtitles, or no dialogue / 20-25 min 
Cost: Second Saturday is free for Members and youth to age 18, and free with paid Museum admission for Non-Members

@ 1:30 pm PCFF Shorts Collection: Let’s Get Animated!

There are many ways to tell a story – paints, pastels, textiles, and even text from a typewriter (ask your grandparents about that last one). Join us for a curated collection of pint sized works of art from around the world that are sure to challenge, delight and inspire.
Films are for all ages.  In English, or with English subtitles, or with no dialogue / 69 min
Cost: Member Adult $8 / Non-member Adult $10, Member Youth $5 / Non-Member Youth $7
@ 3:00 – 4:30 pm Let’s Get Animated! Workshop
Put your inspiration to work in NAM studios and digital lab at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies! Create your own lead character and learn the foundational skills of stop motion animation with Newport Art Museum Digital instructor, Dan Smith. This 90 minute workshop is limited to 15 youth.
For Ages 7+
Cost: Museum Members: $15 / Non-members: $20

Providence Children’s Film Festival in Jamestown!
Jamestown Art Center – 18 Valley St, Jamestown, RI 02835

Sunday, April 15 @ 2 pm 

4/15 @ 2:00 pm MAGIC CARPET RIDE

Jump on the PCFF Magic Carpet and get ready to ride! We will explore the cinematic wonders of the world from eight different countries. No genie needed! There will stories of a girl wanting to live in a zoo, a baby wolf raised by a bunny family and a love story between two dirigible pilots. This year’s reel will transport you from as close as New York City to as far away as New Zealand and Switzerland.
Films are for all ages. In English or no dialogue | 2016, 2017 | 70 min 
Cost: $6 for Youth. $8 for Adults.
Visit www.jamestownartcenter.org for for more information.