Filming the Story in History
Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. 
Clifton Center 
Come, learn, and film a short video or animation with the Kentucky Historical Society program POV (Point of View). Examine the real Kentucky stories behind various primary sources and touchable artifacts. Then try on historic costume pieces and work with others to practice simple animation and/or filming techniques using iPads (provided) to create your own short video stories inspired by history. 

Music Videomaking
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m.  
The Louisville Palace 
Making/Editing a music video workshop with Patrick Fitzgerald of Beargrass Media and friends. We will record a song during the concert with kids operating multiple cameras and assisting with editing a multi-camera concert footage video into a music video. 
Free of charge with purchase of screening ticket for Dan Zanes & Friends Concert, but limited to first eight to register. 

Make a movie / See a movie!
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m.  
U of L Rauch Planetarium 
Open screen workshop with Patrick Fitzgerald of 
Beargrass Media and friends. We will record short acting scenes with walk-in child actors. The camera crew and editing crew will be children who work on local school broadcasts. 

Pyjama Party
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m. doors open 
The Grand Theater in New Albany, All ages 
Wear your PJs and bring your pillow to see 13 of the best short films and animations from around the world for ages 3 and up from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Films either in English or without dialogue. Games and crafts for children by Play Cousins. 

Special Talk after Ballet Boys
Sunday, Feb. 25, (show begins 4:30 p.m.) 
Village 8 Theatres 
Q&A with Robert Curran, Artistic Director and Executive Director of Louisville Ballet, Helen Daigle, Brandon Ragland, and Ryan Stokes, all principal dancers with the company. Louisville Ballet Trainees, Trevor Williams and Xavier Pelin will also discuss about the movie, will talk about their work and challenges they encountered along the way. It’s a must-attend for a full movie experience.  

Green Screen Workshop
Monday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m.  
American Printing House for the Blind 
Green Screen Workshop for children with students in broadcasting from Kammerer Middle School. 
Make the movies of your imaginations: dragons, beaches, ghosts, or Mars. Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to see, it can be part of your movie. We’ll show you how to use what you already have to make a green screen movie with spectacular results. No special supplies need.

Meet the Maker
Monday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.  
American Printing House for the Blind 
This film is based on true events(!) and was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Louise Van Lew is a 12-year-old living in Richmond, Virginia, with her aunt during the final days of the Civil War. Her aunt’s anti-war, anti-slavery views make things difficult for Louise, but when a suspicious Confederate general comes to search the house for an escaped Yankee, she is forced to take sides. The Director Nell Cox, will present the screening and lead discussion following the film. 

film schedule

Saturday, February 24th 
10 a.m. – Clifton Center – The Breadwinner – Co-sponsored by Carmichael’s Kids 
10 a.m. – Iroquois Branch, LFPL – ¡Viva NYICFF! – FREE 
2 p – Louisville Palace – Kickoff Concert with Dan Zanes & Friends 
5 p.m. – LFPL Main Branch – Swim Team – USA Documentary – Co-presented with the Louisville Free Public Library – FREE 

Sunday, February 25th 
12:30 p.m. – Speed Museum – Louise by the Shore – France-Canada, in French (English subtitles) – Co-sponsored by French Cultural Services and the Speed Museum – FREE 
2 p.m. – UofL Planetarium – Longing and Belonging – Best of Seattle Children’s Film Fest 
2 p.m. – South Central Branch, LFPL – Shine On – Best of the Seattle Children’s Film Fest – FREE 
2 p.m. – Grand Theater – Kids Flix 1 – Best of the Fest from New York International Children’s Film Festival 
4:30 p.m. – Village 8 Theatres – Ballet Boys – Co-presented with Louisville Ballet and the Louisville Ballet School 
7 p.m. – Village 8 Theatres – Belle and Sebastian – France (dubbed in English) – Co-Sponsored by Louisville Jewish Film Festival 

4 p.m. – American Printing House for the Blind – Traitor in my House – FREE 
5 p.m. – Southwest Branch, LFPL – On the Way to School – France, Mexico / In Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi (English subtitles) – FREE

film guidance

LCFF films are not always appropriate for all ages. To help parents make informed decisions about what their children see and to provide context for discussions, LCFF film listings include recommended ages, notes on thematic elements, and descriptions of potentially challenging content


American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave, Louisville 
Clifton Center
2117 Payne St., Louisville 
Louisville Free Public Library
Main Branch, 301 York St., Louisville 
LFPL – Southwest Branch
9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville 
LFPL – Iroquois Branch 
601 W. Woodlawn Ave., Louisville 
LFPL – South Central Branch
7300 Jefferson Boulevard, Louisville 
Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third St., Louisville 
University of Louisville Planetarium
106 W Brandeis Ave., Louisville 
Louisville Palace
625 S. 4th St., Louisville
Village 8 Theatres 
4014 Dutchmans Ln #16, Louisville 
Grand Theater
138 E Market St., New Albany, IN