Coral Gables Art Cinema hosts Miami International Children’s Film Festival

The second annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival, presented by the Coral Gables Art Cinema in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival, takes place Oct. 17-19 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. The festival offers a blend of global “art house” films for children of all ages, as well as film workshops, parties and talks with visiting filmmakers.

The lineup is a showcase of films from around the world, with area premieres of works from France, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, Taiwan, Latvia and the United States. The opening-night screening will be of the French film Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants in 3D preceded by a reception with bites by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Whole Foods Market and special drinks for kids and adults. The event also features the U.S. premiere of Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe with introduction and Q&A hosted by Uruguayan director Walter Tournier.

Along with the screenings, there will be hands-on animation workshops for kids and teens. Tickets are available in advance at the Cinema box office during all regular film screenings leading up to the Festival and online at