ANDkids

 

Welcome to ANDkids—the International Festival for Young Film Lovers!
Each summer Michiana's largest annual children's film festival screens an independently selected program of the best international films for young audiences. Now celebrating its 8th year, ANDkids appeals to tiny tots, tweens and all ages in between.


Inspiring Kids Through Film

Screenings of children's film shorts programs, animation and documentaries invite young film lovers to get involved in the amazing stories that spring from the imaginations of some of today's most creative filmmakers. Artistically and thematically engaging films bring the diversity of world views to our community making other cultures and ideas accessible. We hope each family's time at ANDkids further develops kids love of film, film culture and build community. 

By, For + About Kids

ANDkid embraces participation by inviting kid reviewers, readers and voters to select the film rated Best of the Fest. ANDkids—it's the best kids fest of the summer!

Around the World in Four Themed Days

NEW this year! Our entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of films from around the world revolves around these themes: Let's Play, Back in Time, Creature Features and Talent Show. Check this page often for more information on the fun activities we're planning. ANDkids is your summer destination for film + fun. Find the complete schedule below. Now, let's go!


Sponsored by

Lauran E. and Justin L. Tuck Endowment for Children's Programming

WNIT Public Television


 




Festival Schedule at a Glance


Wednesday, August 3  Let's Play

11 A.M. 1 P.M. 3 P.M. 7 P.M.
All Ages

Explore Galore (2014)
Ages 8+

Opposite Field (2012)

 

Ages 10+

The Outlaw League (2014)

Ages 8+

Phantom Boy (2015)

Thursday, August 4  Back in Time

11 A.M. 1 P.M. 3 P.M. 7 P.M.
All Ages

Fiddlesticks (2014)
Ages 8+

The Boy in the Mirror (2014)

Rated PG

April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

Ages 9+

Monster Hunt (2015)

Friday, August 5 Creature Features 

11 A.M. 1 P.M. 3 P.M. 7 P.M.
All Ages

Cuddly Critters
Ages 11+

Buffalo Rider (2015)
Ages 10+

Celestial Camel (2015)
PG-13

The Boy and the Beast (2015)

Saturday, August 6 Talent Show

11 A.M. 1 P.M. 3 P.M. 7 P.M.
All Ages

Magic Potion
Ages 12+

Hördur (2015)

Ages 12+

Talent Has Hunger (2016)


Closing Night Shorts Showcase

Ages 9+


Sterre (2015)
Ninnoc (2015)





PLEASE NOTE: All ANDkids World Film Festival screenings are free but ticketed events. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes before your movie. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons on the waiting list.

 

Wednesday, August 3 at 11 A.M.


Explore Galore
JAPAN/U.S.A./THE NETHERLANDS/COLOMBIA/CANADA/NORWAY/ GERMANY/POLAND/LATVIA/TAIWAN


Not Rated (Recommended for all ages), 69 minutes, Digital Projection
English, Spanish, Mandarin and German with English subtitles (live translation provided)
Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd, Northwest Film Forum!

Adventures and a feast for the senses await you in this collection of wacky, sweet and silly animated films. Experiment with some mad scientists, dance across the kitchen counter with some sushi, trick some hungry dragons and dinosaurs, make a game out of cleaning up the house and discover the beautiful music of friendship.

  

Wednesday, August 3 at 1 P.M.



Opposite Field (2012)
UGANDA/U.S.A.


Not Rated (Recommended for ages 8 and up), 75 minutes, BluRay

English and Lugandan with English subtitles

This inspiring documentary follows a group of Ugandan baseball players who defied the odds to become the first African team in history to make it to the Little League World Series.

 

Wednesday, August 3 at 3 P.M.



The Outlaw League (2014)
CANADA


Directed by Jean Beaudry

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 10 and up), 90 minutes, Digital Projection
Content Advisory: smoking, use of alcohol, some profanity 
French with English subtitles

A French-Canadian cross between The Bad News Bears and The Sandlot, this moving and inspiring film follows a boy and his grandfather, saddened by the recent death of a loved one, who come together to stop their cherished baseball diamond from being converted into a garbage dump. 

 

Wednesday, August 3 at 7 P.M.



Phantom Boy (2015)
BELGIUM/FRANCE


Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 8 and up), 84 minutes, DCP
French with English subtitles

From the makers of A Cat in Paris (an ANDkids favorite!) comes the story of Leo, a boy struggling with a terrible illness who discovers magical powers that allow him to leave his body and travel the streets of New York City. With these gifts, he aids a police officer in his efforts to foil a nefarious gangster.



 

Thursday, August 4 at 11 A.M.



Fiddlesticks (2014)
GERMANY


Directed by Veit Helmer

Not Rated (Recommended for all ages), 86 minutes, DCP
German with English subtitles

In the tradition of The Little Rascals, Fiddlesticks follows a group of scrappy kindergartners who band together along with their ingenious pet coati to stop efforts by a mysterious company to move their town’s entire elderly population into nursing homes.

  

Thursday, August 4 at 1 P.M.



The Boy in the Mirror (2014)
BRAZIL


Directed by Guilherme Fiúza Zenha

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 8 and up), 78 minutes, DCP

Set in a small town in 1930s Brazil, The Boy in the Mirror tells the story of Fernando, a ten-year-old with a penchant for invention and discovery. When a magical occurrence causes his mirror image to come to life, Fernando enlists his new twin to do all the things he doesn’t want to do (namely, going to school) while he leads a life of leisure and mischief.

 

Thursday, August 4 at 3 P.M.

April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
BELGIUM/FRANCE/CANADA


Directed by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci

Rated PG, 103 minutes, DCP
English language version

Paris, 1931 ... a family of scientists on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum is suddenly abducted by a mysterious force, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April and her cat, Darwin carry on with her family’s research but soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, pursued by government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

  

Thursday, August 4 at 7 P.M.



Monster Hunt (2015)
CHINA

Directed by Raman Hui

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 9 and up), 117 minutes, DCP
2-D English language version


In a mythical ancient world, monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom. But when Wuba, an adorable baby monster, is born to a human father and monster queen, mortals and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn. The latest film from animator Raman Hui (
Shrek, Madagascar) smashed box office records last year to become the highest grossing film in China’s history. 

 


 

Friday, August 5 at 11 A.M.



Cuddly Critters
U.S.A./CANADA/RUSSIA/AUSTRALIA/COLOMBIA/IRAN/LATVIA/
SWITZERLAND/TAIWAN/ITALY/GERMANY/POLAND


Not Rated (Recommended for all ages), 57 minutes, Digital Projection

English, Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles (live translation provided)
Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd, Northwest Film Forum!

Take a trip to an animated animal kingdom, where you’ll find everything from teensy ants to huge, hungry hippos! If you love four-legged, furry, finned and feathery creatures, this is the program for you.

  

Friday, August 5 at 1 P.M.



Buffalo Rider (2015)
U.S.A/THAILAND


Directed by Joel Soisson

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 11 and up), 94 minutes, DCP
Content advisory: some profanity, use of alcohol and frightening scenes
English and Thai with English subtitles

After the death of her mother, an American girl is sent to live with her grandmother in the backcountry of central Thailand. She meets an outcast, mute peasant boy who whose only friend is his sickly water buffalo. To win the respect of the townspeople, the two friends join together to overcome impossible odds and win the annual buffalo race.

 

Friday, August 5 at 3 P.M.



Celestial Camel (2015)
RUSSIA/MONGOLIA


Directed by Yuri Feting

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 10 and up), 90 minutes, DCP
Content advisory: some profanity
Russian and Kalmyk (Mongolian) with English subtitles

A Mongolian family celebrates the miraculous birth of a camel, a hopeful sign that a drought in their community will end. But when the family sells the newborn to pay off a debt, the camel’s mother wanders off in search of her calf, followed by a twelve-year-old sheepherder who sets out on a remarkable adventure to reunite both families.

 

Friday, August 5 at 7 P.M.



The Boy and the Beast (2015)
JAPAN


Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes, BluRay
Content advisory: some violence and profanity
English language version

Kyuta is an orphan living on the streets of Tokyo who stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts who live unnoticed among humans. He is taken in by Kumatetsu, a rough-around-the-edges warrior searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu form a deep bond—but when a dark force threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the pair will be put to the ultimate test.

 


 

Saturday, August 6 at 11 A.M.


Magic Potion
U.S.A./GERMANY/UK/MEXICO/THE NETHERLANDS/INDIA


Not Rated (Recommended for all ages), 66 minutes, Digital Projection

English, German, Spanish and Dutch with English subtitles
Curated by Elizabeth Shepherd, Northwest Film Forum!

These short movies are full of “abracadabra” moments! Go on a wild wagon ride, chase the moon, find a message in a bottle and set off on a real life adventure to discover the things that will make you truly happy.


Saturday, August 6 at 1 P.M.


Hördur (2015)
GERMANY/TURKEY


Directed by Ekrem Ergün

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 12 and up), 80 minutes, BluRay
Content Advisory: some profanity, scenes of bullying
German with English subtitles

A Muslim teenager who comes from a Turkish family is bullied at school and gets in trouble with the law. Sentenced to community service at a horse stable, she develops a bond with a stallion and discovers a passion for riding. 

 

Saturday, August 6 at 3 P.M.



Talent Has Hunger (2016)
U.S.A.


Directed by Josh Aronson

Not Rated (Recommended for ages 12 and up), 81 minutes, DCP

Filmed over seven years, Talent Has Hunger offers a unique front row seat into the New England Conservatory studio of Paul Katz, Professor of Cello and former member of the Cleveland Quartet. Working with students as young as age 10, Katz uses many approaches and tools from his years of teaching to engage his students and elevate the sense of the possible in their performances.


Saturday, August 6 at 7 P.M.


Closing Night Shorts Showcase!
U.S.A./THE NETHERLANDS

Sterre (2015)
Directed by Catherine van Campen
Not Rated (Recommended for ages 9 and up), 19 minutes, DCP
Dutch with English subtitles

Sterre suffers from dyslexia and painful migraines but she is at her best when painting. In this short documentary, we discover how Sterre takes her life in a new direction by applying to study at an art academy where she can devote herself more fully to her artistic talents. 

Ninnoc (2015)
Directed by Niki Padidar
Not Rated (Recommended for ages 9 and up), 19 minutes, DCP
Dutch with English subtitles

Come inside the head of Ninnoc, a teenage girl who feels different from anyone else. As we follow her around an empty school sharing her hopes and fears, we discover that she finds true joy in dancing her troubles away.

 



 

All ANDkids World Film Festival screenings are free but ticketed events. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes before your movie. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons on the waiting list.


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