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KidFilm Family Festival is Jan. 20-21 in Dallas

The 34th Annual KidFilm® Family Festival is taking place this Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. This event is free to the community, but you must have a ticket for admission because seating is limited. Tickets for all shows are available day of show only, beginning one hour before each showtime.

The KidFilm Family Festival is presented by the nonprofit USA Film Festival/Dallas and is the oldest and largest-attended children’s film festival in the US, according to a press release.

Honorary Co-Chairs for KidFilm are USA Film Festival Board of Directors members Kristin Carter Schor, Gail Terrell, Yvette Ostolaza and Board President Laura Fox Williamson.

This year, the Festival pays tribute to favorite children’s book authors, celebrates diversity and tolerance, family and friendship, and features magical journeys celebrating courage and self-reliance, along with social themes (sustainable energy, environmentalism, etc.) in a program that includes live-action and animation, short films and feature-length works for audiences of any age.

A full schedule of KidFilm programs may be viewed online via the USA Film Festival’s website.

ABOUT KIDFILM® DISD OUTREACH PROGRAMS

In addition to the KidFilm public weekend, special outreach programs are presented for thousands of Dallas Independent School District students (grades K–5) and educators. Students attend programs selected especially for them. Many of the films presented are book-based and designed to be curriculum-interactive including relevant topics and issues (cultural awareness and diversity, compassion and tolerance, history, math, geography, the importance of education and reading, etc.)

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL

Now celebrating its 48th year, the USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based, 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in the film and video arts. The Festival’s year-round programs and events include KidFilm, special monthly programs and premieres, TexFest, and the USA Film Festival held each spring. The USA Film Festival is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts. More information about the Festival is available online. www.usafilmfestival.com

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