Newport, RI – 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 Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-8:30 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. Films 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

Thursday, November 15, 6-8:30 pm
The Museum will welcome the Providence Children’s Film Festival to watch and discuss short films from around the world that are under consideration for the upcoming 10th Annual Film Festival in February 2019. The Museum has partnered with PCFF multiple times over the past 3 years to screen international short films, animation, and documentaries in our galleries as part of our family programming, and during school vacation to coincide with the Museum School’s digital media camps. The Museum is pleased to deepen the collaboration by hosting an engaging Community Jury Night for the second year.

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. Each 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 join us during February vacation at the Museum for the 10th annual Film Festival, featuring several screenings, post-film talks, workshops, and more.

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!