The Saint Louis Zoo will will host the Big Eyes, Big Minds International Children's Film Festival of St. Louis, showcasing the best films from around the world to educate, enrich and inspire kids ages 1 to 16. All programs feature age-appropriate live-action and animated short films which are universally relevant to kids. The mission of the film festival is to expose children to diverse and imaginative works to broaden their view of the world, foster critical thinking and inspire creative expression.
Each program includes a series of 6 to 11 short films from more than 20 different countries, ranging from award-winning animated films to child-produced films. Each film is between 2 and 27 minutes long. You'll also catch some wonderful books-to-film adaptations, including the wickedly awesome Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, as well as the clever and funny You Are Not Small.
Films will be shown on Saturdays - Feb. 3, 17 and 24. Tickets are available online and at the door. The schedule includes:
10:30 a.m.: Films for ages 1 and up
1 p.m. Films for ages 6 and up
2:15 p.m.: Films for ages 6 and up
Tickets are $8 per person for Zoo members, and $9 for non-members ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by at least one adult. Films are shown in the Anheuser-Busch Theater in the Living World /North Entrance at the Saint Louis Zoo.
More information and tickets: stlzoo.org
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