REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 2016


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The 11th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival is spread out across three weekends and showcases an adventurous array of short films that are easily digested by even the smallest in your crew. Each hour-long program costs $5 and features films, organized by topic and age, by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs from around the globe in both live action and animation.

We have attended the festival over the years and love the chance to take a tour around the globe in a brief program. You might choose a group of films geared for kids that like magic, or for whom exploration is exciting. Be sure to click on the links of each program below for further description and to help decide which slate of films is right for your family.

Saturday, April 23
12:00 pm     Explore Galore
1:30pm        Magic Potion
3:00 pm       Adventurama

Sunday, April 24
12:00 pm     Cuddly Critters
1:30 pm       Imagine That
3:00 pm       Adventurama

Saturday, April 30
12:00 pm     Cuddly Critters
1:30 pm       Magic Potion
3:00 pm       Where the Giants Tread

Sunday, May 1
12:00 pm     Explore Galore
1:30pm        Imagine That
3:00 pm       Show Me a Story

Saturday, May 7
12:00 pm     Cuddly Critters
1:30pm        Imagine That
3:00 pm       Explore Galore

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Once downtown, why not explore a bit? REDCAT is located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, so be sure to climb up to the rooftop and explore the silver curves and garden spaces. It’s free and unforgettable. (You can also take a tour). Then, if the line isn’t around the block, stop into The Broad as well. Here’s our story on why this new venue is such a hit.

MOCA, across the street, has a great exhibit on display called Don’t Look Back, a curated look at the permanent collection by the museum’s new director. Plus, MOCA has Lemonade for lunch and a funky gift shop. For more adventurous eating, head down the hill to the Grand Central Market, which adds new eateries seemingly every moment – we love Wexler’s Deli and Belcampo Meat Co.