Two of New York's best film festivals start this week and you should go to both-
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Just a heads up that the New York International Children's Film Festival starts Friday. As with every year there will be coverage of the festival however since I have only seen a couple of the films I really can't do more than say go. If you are a long time reader of Unseen you already know you should just check the schedule and buy tickets. I am still coordinating going to screenings with my niece and with friends so I can't say what all of what we'll be reviewing but look for pieces on SHAUN THE SHEEP, and ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND (see this film) later in the week and more reviews through the fest.
Tickets and more information here.
The Winter Film Awards, one the great under appreciated film festivals anywhere in the world, starts on Thursday and if you are in NYC from the 20th to the 29th you NEED to go. No seriously you NEED to go to the fest. While I have seen absolutely nothing from this year's festival the last few years the festival has been responsible for showing me some of the best films I saw all year. Fantabulous things are discovered by the festival programmers and they share them with everyone who wants to go. It has become one of my must cover festivals because what they show simply is light years beyond hat you'll find at most other festivals. I am still working out my schedule and still pleading for screeners because they are showing so much wickedly cool stuff I would have to quit my job move into the city to see it other wise.
The schedule with information and tickets can be had here.
And if you can't go- at the very least look for reports from the road.
You will excuse me as I go off now since there are movies to watch and reviews to watch.