The London Children's FilmFestival will run its second event Nov 18-26 presented by the Barbican and theIndependent Cinema Office in partnership with Film London. The festival willscreen 39 features and 30 shorts from 19 countries.
The festival's opening filmis Michel Ocelot's Azur And Asmar and the closing film will be a restoredpresentation of The Wizard Of Oz.
The festival has added twoindustry events this year:a discussion of film culturefor children in the
Other highlights include apreview screening of Aardman Animation's FlushedAway, a sing-a-long with The JungleBook, and a presentation of Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation. Documentaries on offer include Katarina Johanssonand Ulrika Widmark's Deported, ShellySaywell's Martyr Street and LicinioAzevedo's The Grand Bazaar. Animatedfilms will include Kirikou and the WildBeasts, Taina 2:A New Amazon Adventure and The Moomins.
In addition to films, thefestival includes workshops, family activities and school events.
Young people's juries andconsultants from First Light help select the official selection and present thefestival's awards.
Among the 16 participatingvenues are Barbican Cinema, Cine Lumiere, Cineworld, Genesis Cinema,