9th annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle returns to Capitol Hill’s Northwest Film Forum

A scene from Horizon Beautiful

A scene from Horizon Beautiful

Capitol Hill moms, dads and friends of little ones know that mid-January means it’s time to get your tickets for the annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle at 12th Ave’s Northwest Film Forum. So, consider this an invitation to Capitol Hill families. You’ll want to get your pancake breakfast tickets early.

Small People. Big Characters.
CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
January 23 – February 2, 2014
We’re just a week away from the ninth year of our international film festival for kids and families, the largest on the West Coast! Visit the official festival website >

Starting next Thursday, you can watch new films for kids ages 3 – 14, from more than 32 countries around the globe — not to mention live music, visiting international artists, filmmaking workshops and plenty of pancakes.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

DO THE DOKTOR DOOLITTLE
January 23, Thursday at 7pm

Gorgeous hand-cut silhouette animation from the silent film era tells the (first feature film) story of talking animals and the benevolent doctor who understands what they say. Paired with a world-premiere live musical score from Seattle duo Miles & Karina! Read more >

PAJAMA PARTY WITH RECESS MONKEY
January 24, Friday at 7pm

Sponsored by Cupcake Royale and Honest Kids
Boogie down to “kindie” rock, eat cupcakes, and bring favorite stuffed animals along to watch beautiful animated films. Read more >

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND SHORT FILM SMORGASBORD
February 1, Saturday at 9:30am

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Bill the Butcher
An all-you can eat breakfast (with coffee and bacon) is paired with a dazzling short film selection. Plus, free parking as part of your ticket! Read more >