KidFilm, USA Film Festival


January 25, 2020 to January 26, 2020


Angelika Film Center View map
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane,
Dallas, TX,

Additional Information


The USA Film Festival/Dallas will present the 36th Annual KidFilm Family Festival, the oldest and largest all-ages film festival in the United States, at the Angelika Film Center. The program will feature an entertaining, educational and diverse line-up of new and favorite films for audiences of all ages as well as appearances by favorite children’s book authors.

A partial list of programs will include:
-A Salute to children's book authors/illustrators Adam Rex and Laurie Keller (in person) with
screenings of School's First Day of School, Potato Pants and Do Unto Otters, adapted from
their popular books, and a reading of Adam and Laurie's hilarious new book "Pluto Gets the Call." Free copies of the book will be distributed to families, and the authors will sign copies following the program and take photos with kids.

-A Salute to Christopher Eliopoulos (in person), children's book author/illustrator and
co-creator of the PBS Kids' series "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum." The program will
include a screening of a new episode from the PBS Kids' series. Free copies of Christopher's
book "I am Walt Disney" will be distributed to families, and he will sign copies following the
program and take photos with kids. (This program is presented with support from KERA TV in

-Screenings of new animated feature films including: Swift by Christian Haas, with a voice
cast that includes Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe, Rob Paulsen, Josh Keaton, and Julie Nathanson;
Piet De Rycker's Princess Emmy with a voice cast that includes Ruby Barnhill (The BFG), John
Hannah, Franka Potente, Bella Ramsey, and Tim McInnerny; and David Alaux's delightfully
entertaining film The Jungle Bunch.

-Screenings of new live-action and animated short films

Check back in early January as additional programs are announced. All programs are free to the community. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour before each showtime.