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London Children's Film Festival

Date posted: 09.10.2007

The London Children’s Film Festival (LCFF) returns for a third year to the Barbican plus ten cinemas across the city with a programme brimming with films and workshops for families and children.

The festival opens on 17 November with a gala-screening of the animated film Bee Movie, running through to 25 November closing with Italian feature Red Like the Sky, based on the true story of a blind boy who became one of Italy’s foremost cinema sound editors.

Following the sell-out success of the LCFF06’s Stormbreaker event, Film London locations are going behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As part of the LCFF schools programme, the Barbican will host screenings of the latest Harry Potter adaptation alongside a discussion with people involved in bringing Harry to the big screen.

Presented by Adrian Wootton (Chief Executive, Film London), 'Producing Potter' will give pupils and teachers the opportunity to meet cast members, location managers and special effects supervisors. They will learn where in London the latest book was brought to life and how broomsticks fly!

Other highlights include a sing-a-long screening of Chitty, Chitty Bang-Bang at the Barbican and the Greenwich Picturehouse. There is a special focus on films from Germany and Iran including a screening of Abbas Kiarostami’s Where is my Friend’s House?. There will be a talk with Peter Lord, the creator of Morph with Phil Jupitus about one of children’s television best loved animated characters.

Throughout the festival audiences can join in with a huge array of creative workshops and special events including Bollywood and Bhangra dance workshops; animation workshops; design and making as well as free Drop-In zones at the Barbican.

The other venues across London are: Cine Lumiere; Cineworld Wandsworth; Cineworld Wood Green; Greenwich Picturehouse; Phoenix Cinema; Rich Mix; Rio Cinema; Ritzy Cinema; Stratford East Picturehouse and Tricycle Cinema.

The full programme and tickets for all screenings and events are available from Thursday 11 October from

The London Children’s Film Festival is supported by Film London and Independent Cinema Office (ICO).

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