Arts Council’s free kids film festival includes free admission to Evansville Museum

Families in Evansville can enjoy a free day of international children short films and activities this Saturday at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science thanks to the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

The free admission is part of the Arts Council’s annual children’s film festival, which features the New York International Children’s Film Festival Kid Flicks Tour from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the museum’s Koch Immersive Theatre.

Admission to the museum and theatre would normally cost $60 for a non-member family of four with two adults and two kids over the age of 4, but thanks to the Arts Council’s generous contribution to host the event, admission is free for all to enjoy.

“Children’s familiarity with film, and the humor and charm of short films, make the Children’s International Film festival an approachable avenue to introduce young people to other cultures and ideas,” said Arts Council Executive Director Anne McKim.

The New York International Children’s Film Fest Kid Flicks Tour features the best international short films from the prestigious film event. From 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, people can come and go as the theatre shows 30 short films from 13 countries. The average runtime for films is 7 minutes.

In addition to the short films, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library will offer children’s activities connected to the event’s international themes. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science is also hosting its Super Saturdays on Saturday, Jan. 26.  The theme is “Artspocalypse” – a hands-on, out-of-the-box art experience for the whole family, including creating melted crayon art, painting rocks, inventing art monsters and more.

FILM SCHEDULE:

  • 11:30 a.m. – Kid Flicks 1 (Ages 3-7)
    9 films in English, or no dialogue. Average runtime of 6 minutes.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Kid Flicks 2 (Ages 8+)
    9 films in English, with English subtitles, or no dialogue. Average runtime of 9 minutes.
  • 2 p.m. – Viva Kid Flicks! (Ages 7+)
    11 films in Spanish with English subtitles, or no dialogue. Average runtime of 7 minutes.

For more information, contact Zach Evans with the Arts Council at [email protected]