The third Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) comes to Sydney with a selection of the finest children’s films sourced from the most prestigious children’s film festivals globally.
After the socially inept year we’ve all had owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, families will be anticipating quality time out at the movies and this festival has a film for all tastes, most of which are Australian premieres.
Australian 1995 box office hit Babe is the perfect film to revisit for all its glory and colour on the big screen and children can come along dressed as their favourite barnyard animals!
Another film which should prove popular is the modern German re-telling of the classic tale of Lassie Come Home ,which screens at the festival nearly 80 years after the original film premiered in cinemas. (MMo)
DREAMBUILDERS: (Denmark) – A girl has the ability to manipulate her dreams and the dreams of others, which she uses to annoy her younger stepsister. Animation.
DINO DANA – THE MOVIE: (Canada) – Dana is a 10-year-old who has the power to imagine dinosaurs into the real world. Based on a Canadian television show.
THE ELFKINS – BAKING A DIFFERENCE: (Germany) – Elfkins have lived under a German city for 200 years, but one day an Elfkin girl decides to re-enter the human world above. Animation.
Until Dec 13. Ritz Cinemas, 45 St Pauls St, Randwick. $13.50-$48+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.chiff.com.au