Join SIFF each weekend morning throughout the Festival for extraordinary matinees of both international and new American films created for children and the young at heart.
Films4Families is a celebration of the whole family coming together to share the movie going and filmmaking experience at SIFF. We are proud to present our outstanding 2018 line up featuring some of the best children's features and shorts from around the world. Seattle families will be among the first audiences to enjoy a select few of these creative treasures.
SIFF is also delighted to have the Films4Families Youth Jury back for SIFF 2018. Comprised of seven elementary and middle school youth, the jury will watch all eight of the features to determine their favorite and crown the winner with the Youth Jury Award for Best Films4Families Feature at the Golden Space Needle Awards on June 10, 2018.
Films4Families Jury: Duncan Crowley, Ella Bailey, Gabe Schmitt, Hersh Powers, JoJo Drummond, Joris Lee Hutchison, and Suki Kvernenes
Canada | 2017 | 78 minutes | Lana Šlezic
Follows six Indigenous children as they compete in Canda's inagural First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee.
France | 2018 | 97 minutes | Clovis Cornillac
The final chapter of the beloved family adventure trilogy about a boy and his dog.
Italy | 2017 | 92 minutes | Paola Randi
A lonely widower hoping to communicate with aliens copes with his grief making first contact with long-estranged relatives.
Finland | 2017 | 83 minutes | Ira Carpelan, Jakub Wronski, Bartosz Wierzbieta
The Moomins skip out on hibernating to welcome a mysterious guest named Christmas to the frozen valley.
Kenya | 2018 | 74 minutes | Likarion Wainaina
A Kenyian town comes together to make a terminally ill young girl’s dream come true—to become a superhero.
France | 2017 | 83 minutes | Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner
The creators of ERNEST & CELESTINE are back with three laugh out loud animated tales.
2018 | 83 minutes
Bring the whole family out for a playful set of short films curated for the young and the young at heart.
France | 2017 | 80 minutes | Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord
A man finds himself reincarted as a zombie at an amusment park where every day is Halloween.
Ireland | 2017 | 96 minutes | Colin McIvor
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Youth Jury Prize for Best Films4Families Feature | A young teenager and his friends break into a zoo to protect a baby elephant during the Blitzkrieg of 1941.