Photo: A still from the film “The School of Magical Animals 2 (Deutschland 2022)”(Copyright: Leonine)
Looking for a gift for a young one that’s entertaining, will expand a view of the world and begin an appreciation (or even a passion) for the art of cinema? Belmont World Film 20th Family Festival fills all of those boxes.
Belmont World Film’s Family Festival is a must-attend event for families with children ages 3-12, offering some of the world’s top films for children – providing a window into the lives of children around the world – as well as filmmaking workshops that will enrich your children’s lives. This year’s festival features sixteen exciting film programs and four workshops.
The festival will run in person on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend from Saturday, Jan. 14 to Monday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 21. Three films will be screened virtually from Friday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 22.
All in person screenings take place as follows:
Saturday, January 14 | West Newton Cinema
Sunday, January 15 | Majestic 7 Cinema Watertown
Monday, January 16 | Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
Saturday, January 21 | Regent Theatre, Arlington
The Junior Film Critics Workshop takes place in person at the New Arts Center @ Trio in Newtonville on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Tickets for individual films or passes can be found at this link.
Boston Society of Film Critics commended Belmont World Film as part of their annual awards for its “20 years of programming foreign-language films in coordination with local and international organizations to heighten awareness on a wide range of global issues.”
Below is the trailer for the film “The School of Magical Animals 2”