The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival has announced that the 2019 edition will feature a panel discussion, Animators All Around, with How to Train Your Dragon trilogy writer/director Dean DeBlois and Dutch filmmaker Marlies van der Wel on March 9 at the SVA Theatre at 5 p.m. The fest has also revealed the feature filmmakers who will be in attendance for post-screening Q&As.
ANIMATORS ALL AROUND:
Learn how animation goes from inspiration to sketch to screen directly from the creators in this exclusive NYICFF presentation chock-a-block with film clips and stories about finding your artistic voice and vision.
Share a very special behind the scenes look at the making of the new feature How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World with writer/director Dean DeBlois. He will offer a look at his impressive career as the writer, director and animator of the How to Train Your Dragon film trilogy, his work on Lilo & Stitch, Mulan and more.
Continuing the special Friends & Neighbors spotlight on the Netherlands, Dutch filmmaker Marlies van der Wel will share her own unique style of animation and the meticulous artistry that goes into the making of her short films, including Jonas and the Sea and Emily.
Netherlands films are supported by Never Grow Up!, a joint effort of Dutch Performing Arts, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, EYE International, Netherlands Film Fund, Cinekid, Dutch Foundation for Literature, and DutchCulture. For more information, visit dutchcultureusa.com/nevergrowup.
FEATURE FILMMAKERS IN PERSON Q&As:
(feature film screening slate announcement here)
Juan Antin, Pachamama | February 24 at 1:15PM, SVA Theatre
Likarion Wainaina (in conversation with Aisha Harris, Assistant Television Editor, The New York Times), Supa Modo | March 9 at 11AM, SVA Theatre
Steven Wouterlood, My Extraordinary Summer with Tess | March 2 at 5PM, SVA Theatre
Joya Thome, Queen of Niendorf | March 3 at 2:15PM, SVA Theatre
Pierre Godeau, Raoul Taburin | March 9 at 1PM, SVA Theatre