The festival was launched in November 2005 and has enjoyed five successful years. Each year thousands of children, young people and their families enjoy a world-class film programme from all over the world. This year, we will present an exciting mix of films, animated features, workshops, events and hands-on film fun in 12 different locations throughout London.
The film programme in 2009 included premieres, film classics, animation masterpieces, and workshops ranging from the silent film play-a-long to the ‘Make a film in a day’, animation and dance!
In addition to all this, there are very exciting special events and lots of free fun activities for the entire family in the drop-in zone at the Barbican during the LCFF.
The London Children’s Film Festival offers quality learning experiences in its extensive education programme before and during the festival. Schools discover film as a tool for learning, families have fun together at hands-on workshops, and the LCFF’s young jurors and patrons work hard throughout the festival reviewing films, meeting the press and introducing events.
The London Children’s Film Festival is based at the Barbican Centre – the largest arts centre in Europe. It reaches out to the capital’s diverse communities at nine further venues across the city.