SLIFF/Kids Family Films

Presented in partnership with the book “Painting for Peace in Ferguson


Saturday, November 12 at 12:30pm

As 12-year-old Adama is about to experience his boyhood rite of passage, he and his brother’s lives are changed forever. Adama lives in a remote African village, but his older teenage brother Samba gets lured outside of their community to join the ranks of the... Read more

Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:15pm
Thursday, November 10 at 2:10pm

The sequel to the crowd-pleasing “Belle and Sebastian” (2014 SLIFF) — no knowledge of its predecessor is required — the charmingly old-fashioned “The Adventure Continues” again takes place in the picturesque French Alps. Trailed by a concerned grandfather (Tcheky... Read more

Birds of Passage

Sunday, November 13 at 1:00pm

Cathy (Clarisse Djuroski), a child of divorce, receives a typically quirky gift from her largely absent father: a duck egg to hatch. Told that the bird will imprint on the first person it sees, Cathy is intent on ensuring that the duckling claps its tiny eyes on... Read more

Celestial Camel

Saturday, November 5 at 2:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 12:15pm

An amusing story lovingly told, “Celestial Camel” takes audiences on a magical journey with 12-year-old herder Bayir into an utterly unique and alien world. When a mother camel runs away to find her colt — his father has sold the animal to some filmmakers — Bayir... Read more

The Eagle Huntress

Thursday, November 10 at 6:45pm

In “The Eagle Huntress,” 13-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first girl in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Many old Kazakh eagle hunters vehemently reject the idea of a woman taking part in their ancient tradition, but... Read more


Saturday, November 12 at 4:15pm

A new adaptation of the beloved children’s books by Johanna Spyri, “Heidi” is set in 19th-century Switzerland. Five-year-old orphan Heidi (Anuk Steffen) is sent to live with her grumpy grandfather (German acting legend Bruno Ganz) high in the Alps. As Heidi grows... Read more


Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm

In the heartwarming "Oddball," eccentric chicken farmer Allan “Swampy” Marsh (Shane Jacobson), with the help of granddaughter Olivia (Coco Jack Gillies), trains his mischievous dog, Oddball, to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks. In the process, Swampy... Read more

Phantom Boy

Saturday, November 12 at 2:15pm

“Phantom Boy,” the highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of “A Cat in Paris,” is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York. Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him... Read more

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1

Saturday, November 5 at 12:00pm

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 2

Saturday, November 12 at 12:00pm

Winnetou's Son

Saturday, November 5 at 12:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 2:15pm

Short, chubby, and pale, 10-year-old Max looks far from an Indian, but the boy adores all things Native American. With his parents soon to separate, Max seeks comfort in his own world, imagining himself as the son of Winnetou, an Apache chief who appeared in... Read more