THE PORTLAND KIDS' FILM FESTIVAL is Portland's first international film festival for children. The festival features an Animated Shorts program (recommended for children 3+), and a Live Action Shorts program (recommended for children 8+). The shorts programs include films from Europe, Asia and Canada, and have been chosen by the Northwest Film Forum as "The Best of The Fest." The festival will close with the Academy Award Nominated film, ERNEST & CELESTINE (rated PG), featuring the voices of Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti and Forrest Whitaker.
Children in attendance will receive ballots allowing them to vote for their favorite short films, and have a chance to win fun festival prizes. THE PORTLAND KIDS' FILM FESTIVAL will also feature booths with local filmmakers and screenwriters.