2019 ICFF Youth Film Festival Lineup

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The International Contemporary Film Festival Youth returns with another fantastic program, from April 8th to the 13th. Presented by IC Savings, ICFF Youth continues to grow, now featuring more international films than ever. It includes two Canadian-made movies: La Légende de Sarila (The Legend of Sarila) and Nelly et Simon: Mission Yéti (Nelly and Simon: Mission Yeti) that will be screened, along with the other films in the program, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Cineplex Yorkdale, Cineplex Cinemas in Vaughan and SilverCity Richmond Hill. The 2019 line-up features movies in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles.

The ICFF Youth program is aimed at students aged 8-18, and works in close collaboration with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) and York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), inviting 5000 students from over 45 schools to see unique, challenging, and educational local and foreign-language films not usually available to young students.

TCDSB principal and ICFF Youth Director, Joseph Cafiso, states: “We are constantly finding ways to draw attention to foreign films directed at youth, creating a learning environment that’s engaging and challenging, while promoting cultural exploration” when speaking passionately about the upcoming program lineup.

Cristiano de Florentiis, ICFF Artistic Director, said: “We are thrilled about the expansion of our youth program in six short years, enabling us to create a broader festival reach among cultural communities. We seek to offer a variety of youth films in multiple languages, celebrating a way to learn about different cultures through film while enjoying and engaging in lively discussions.”

For movie and ticket information please visit www.icff.ca/youth.

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival is one of the most important celebrated events of Italian culture in North America, and is the largest Italian film festival outside of Italy. The annual festival attracts thousands of attendees to screenings, industry events, and galas. The Eighth Italian Contemporary Film Festival will run June 13-21, 2019.

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