The Barbican Centre and theIndependent Cinema Office are working with Film London to create the firstcity-wide London Children's Film Festival. The inaugural event will be heldNovember 9-20, screening 60 films at the Barbican and 15 other venues.
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Films are selected from 22countries and they include Craig Clyde's TheDerby Stallion (US); John Henderson's
The festival will offerprogramming strands for three ages: 5-11, 12-16, and young adults.
The programme includes asidebar dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen, animated films from
The festival's artisticdirectors are Barbican Cinema head Robert Rider, Barbican Education headJillian Barker, ICO head Catharine Des Forges, and bfiMediatheque curator Robin Baker. Its patrons includeClive Owen, Catherine Tate, Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, and Beeban Kidron.