2018 Miami International Children's Film Festival

The Miami International Children’s Film Festival returns this November in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival!

Culturally rich, entertaining, and inexpensive family fun, the Festival returns for three days of highly-acclaimed international cinema for children and families, featuring several Florida and Miami premieres.

The Festival offers a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people, while educating and entertaining. As with years past, the Festival also offers Family fun on the Plaza, Opening Night Reception party and more!


Thursday, 11/1 & Sunday, 11/4

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Recommended ages 10+

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Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life

Thursday, 11/1 & Friday, 11/2

Opening Reception with light bites and drinks on Friday, 11/2 at 5:00 pm.

In the final chapter of the trilogy, Sebastian will do anything to protect Belle from her previous owner. Recommended ages 8+

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Kid Flicks 1

Saturday, 11/3

A program of short films from around the world for young children, selected by the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Recommended ages 3+

Sing Song

Saturday, 11/3

The musical adventure of Jasmine who goes to Suriname to attend a song contest, but secretly searches for her mother. Recommended ages 10+

Boys Beyond Boundaries

Saturday, 11/3

Join us for films from around the globe that push against barriers of how boys and girls should be and be seen. Recommended ages 10+

Family Fun on the Plaza

Saturday, 11/3 & Sunday, 11/4 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on the Plaza directly in front of the Gables Cinema. Fun for the whole family to enjoy before and after the films with face painting, balloons, music, a dance party and more. This event is free and open to the public!

Kid Flicks 2

Sunday, 11/4

Audience favorites and award-winning international short films, hand-picked from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Recommended ages 8+

Paint Your Favorite Film Character

Sunday, 11/4 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your child will learn the basics of character design in this special hands-on workshops and collaborate together to create a unique masterpiece. Ages 7 and up.

¡Viva Kid Flicks!

Sunday, 11/4

A collection of short films from Latin America, selected by the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival and Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival.

DIY Movie Poster Workshop

Sunday, 11/4 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Make you own movie poster! In this workshop, your child will have fun exploring how to create their own movie poster using a variety of art supplies. Join us for a creative afternoon of art & film. Ages 6 and up.