ANDkids World Film Festival brings International Film to Young Audiences

By DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, July 29, 2019 News & Announcements

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The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Browning Cinema presents the 11th ANDkids World Film Festival August 6–8. This annual feast of film discoveries, curated by Cinema Program Director Ricky Herbst and Elizabeth Shepherd of the Northwest Film Forum, covers twenty-one countries in three days with a fantastic selection of family-friendly films one is unlikely to see at the local cineplex! Pack your carry-ons for day trips across the globe for another entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of free films and activities appropriate for children of all ages.

This summer’s lineup is the best yet with films from Antarctica to Swaziland, Czechia to the U.S.A. In addition to the screenings, on Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m., kids and families can join Kevin Krizmanich, Browning Cinema production manager, for his popular Foley workshop to learn how movie sounds are created by film industry professionals whose job is creating sounds from bird chirps to dinosaur roars.

“Every year, the Browning Cinema looks forward to greeting the hundreds of children who attend our free ANDkids screenings,” Ricky Herbst said. “Their love of movies is infectious. And we’re extremely proud to be offering another slate of international films with unique artistic merits audiences of all ages can love.”

The evening shows are aimed at a slightly older demographic. Mainly in theme but at times also with content, the 7 p.m. offerings are for more mature children so parents may want to give a quick look at trailers to see if it will be a good fit for the family.

“Young audiences are the best company for seeing a movie. They go bonkers,” Herbst said. “Laughs, screams, and gasps are so loud. It’s amazing to see how they perform movie-going while also recognizing how much of the world they are able to see during just three days.”

ANDkids films and events are free and always open to the public. Tickets are required for all events, regardless of age.


ANDkids World Film Festival

Inspiring kids through film, Michiana’s largest annual children’s film festival screens an independently selected program of the best international films for young audiences. Artistically and thematically engaging films bring the diversity of world views to our community making other cultures and ideas accessible.

Tuesday, August 6—Thursday, August 8, 2019