Film Screening and post-film discussion with PCFF in April 2017

Newport Art Museum continues its commitment to showcasing art in all media when it will host the Providence Children’s Film Festival for a Free Family-Friendly Community Jury Night on Friday, November 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Film are suitable for families, adults, and children ages 5 on up. And the best news: Admission is free! So, reacquaint yourself with the Newport Art Museum. Details are available at

Friday, November 3:
The Museum will welcome the Providence Children’s Film Festival on November 3, this time to watch and discuss short films under consideration for the upcoming 9th Annual Film Festival in February 2018. The Museum has partnered with PCFF multiple times over the past 2 years to screen short films, animation, and documentaries from all over the world, in our galleries, as part of our Second Saturday family program, and in conjunction with our April school vacation digital media camps. The Museum is pleased to deepen the collaboration through hosting this first ever Jury Night.

Jury Nights are more than just fun, and more than strictly educational. In a world of constant visual stimuli, Jury Nights are an opportunity for young film lovers (and their parents) to critique what they see, identify the elements of a filmmaker’s work that were successful, what elements were weak, and why. Kids always speak first, and discussing their disparate viewpoints is the BEST part. Post-film discussions are led by Eric Bilodeau, the Director of Programming for PCFF.

Jury Nights are serious business, too. Hundreds of films are submitted to the festival for consideration from all over the world, from India Point in Providence, to India proper. Every one must be screened, and either accepted or rejected, to arrive at the final selections for the Festival. Get a sneak peek at the behind the scenes of Film Festival programming, and get the first look at films that may (or may not!) end up making the final cut. Then PCFF will come back during April vacation for a mini-festival of films!

As a bonus incentive, we’ll be serving delicious fresh popcorn! So sharpen up your scoring pencils and we’ll see you there!

PCFF Films are not JUST for kids! But they ARE suitable for families, adults, and children ages 5 on up. (Parents must accompany children.)

This is a free event, but registration is recommended!

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