The London Children's Film Festival will run Nov 17-25 at the Barbican and 10 other cinemas, opening with a gala preview screening of Bee Movie.

The programme for children, families and schools will close with Cristiano Bortone's Red Like The Sky from Italy.

In addition to screenings, the festival also includes workshops, a talk with Peter Lord about Morph!, and a sing-a-long with Chitty, Chitty Bang-Bang.

The LCFF will this year host a special focus on films from Germany and Iran, including Hands Off Mississippi, Wild Chicks In Love, Hui Buh The Goofy Ghost, Silly's Sweet Summer, The Locksmith, Kobra's Decision, and Where Is the Friend's House'.

Patrons of the festival include Michael Rosen, Sophie Okonedo, Kirsten O'Brien and Mark Kermode.

The festival is presented by the Barbican and the Independent Cinema Office in partnership with Film London and Macquarie.