NYICFF 2011 TICKETS NOW ON SALE
March 4-27, 2011 - Ages 3-18
A fabulous lineup of new features and short films from around the world, plus special events, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, opening and closing parties, audience voting, the NYICFF Awards Ceremony, and more. All events are expected to sell out. Full lineup and a downloadable brochure are now available.
A CAT IN PARIS
Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion – as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat’s two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures – and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the Pink Panther cartoons – and Dino, the literal cat burglar, manages to steal the show with little more than a subtle swish of the tail and quiet mew.
MIA AND THE MIGOO
Recommended Ages: All Ages (In English)
Created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, the film is a breathtakingly beautiful and thrilling adventure that pits wild-haired young heroine Mia against profit-hungry developers, with the future of life on Earth in the balance. One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a cross-continent journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a disaster-plagued construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient and gnarled Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. It is the Migoo who have been sabotaging the construction to protect this sacred site and - now together with Mia - they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree.
THE STORYTELLING SHOW
Recommended Ages: 7 to Adult (Subtitled)
The deceptively simple animation clears space for rapid fire joking and visual humor – as the scene shifts back and forth between the studio sound stage and the fathers’ imagined stories, where princesses ride dolphins and prehistoric cavemen sing operettas – riffing on everything from Harry Potter to Mick Jagger along the way. Inspired by the director’s own childhood memories, The Storytelling Show is a raucous tribute to the joys of imagination and the limitless possibilities of a good story.