This weekend we're heading off to Alameda for the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival, and we are excited!
This morning (Saturday) we'll be watching some shorts, and a feature animated film from Estonia called Lotte from Gadgetville which looks very cute. Sunday's Cave of the Yellow Dog, a Mongolian and German production about the friendship between a young nomadic girl and a found dog looks particularly amazing, and reminds me of The Story of the Weeping Camel, which my kids loved and which I will review soon here. And yes, I have been on a six-month hiatus from this blog, but will be getting back to it shortly!
Afternoon showings are geared for the nine-and-up crowd, so we'll be missing those, but these also look pretty amazing, including the French animated film Zarafa about an orphaned giraffe (today) and tomorrow's Le Tableau/The Painting, also French, a story of class conflict unfolding from an unfinished canvas.
The festival also features some workshops for kids, and food trucks (and who doesn't love food trucks?) So check out the Film Festival website, and head on down!