Belmont World Film’s 20th Annual Family Festival

January 14 – 22, 2023

January 14 | West Newton Cinema
January 15 | Majestic 7, Watertown
January 16 | Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
January 21 | Regent Theatre, Arlington

Juinior Film Critics Workshop
January 14 | New Art Center @ Trio

January 20-22

Belmont World Film’s Family Festival is a must-attend event for families with children ages 3-12, offering some of the world’s top films for children—providing a window into the lives of children around the world—as well as filmmaking workshops that will enrich your children’s lives. This year’s festival features sixteen exciting film programs and four workshops.

Since many films are based on international children’s books and feature subtitles, it helps children develop a love of book and reading, not to mention helping to increase reading fluency.

All films will be shown in person on January 14, 15, 16, and 21; all but three films will also be available online from January 20-22. The Become a Junior Film Critics workshop will take place in person; the Learn to Model Shaun the Sheep and Gromit workshops will take place virtually on Zoom.

“I just wanted you to let you know how much my family and I enjoyed the virtual offerings at Belmont World Film’s Family Festival! We really loved being able to experience movies from other places…Watching the films this way allowed us to read the subtitles aloud to our seven-year-old who is still learning to read. It also allowed us to discuss some things about the movies while we were watching them.” ~ Laura S.