Children’s Film Festival & Fundraiser

5th Annual Children’s Film Festival!  Thursday, Friday and Saturday – March 21, 22, and 23, 2024.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am) The Lorax, Animation, Adventure, Comedy|PG|2012|94 minutes

Twelve-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey, the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree. To get it, Ted delves into the story of the Lorax, once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler, who let greed overtake his respect for nature.

Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny Devito, Betty White

Common Sense Rating: 5+

1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm) Happy Feet,  Animation, Adventure, Comedy|PG|2006|108 minutes

Son of Memphis and Norma, little sweet penguin Mumble has a big problem: he can’t sing a single note. In a world where everyone needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, Mumble feels he doesn’t belong there. Our hero Mumble is the worst singer in the world, but he can tap dance brilliantly.

Starring: Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman

Common Sense Rating: 8+

5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm) How to Train Your Dragon, Animation, Fantasy|PG|2010|98 minutes

Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people’s future.

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera

Common Sense Rating: 7+

Friday, March 22, 2024

10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am)Kung Fu Panda, Animation, Action, Comedy|PG|2008|91 minutes

Po the panda works in his family’s noodle shop and dreams of becoming a kung-fu master. His dream becomes a reality when, unexpectedly, he must fulfill an ancient prophecy and study the skills with his idols, the Furious Five. Po needs all the wisdom, strength, and ability he can muster to protect his people from an evil snow leopard.

Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie

Common Sense Rating: 6+

1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm) Despicable Me Animation, Adventure, Comedy|PG|2010|95 minutes

Supervillain Gru, a man who delights in all things wicked, hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru prepares to vanquish all who stand in his way. However, nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls who want to make him their dad.

Starring: Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand

Common Sense Rating: 6+

5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm)Despicable Me 2*Jammie Night*, Animation|PG|2013|98 minutes

More minions and romance make for a sweet and silly sequel. Now that Gru has forsaken a life of crime to raise the girls he’s trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles, the Anti-Villain League, an organization dedicated to fighting evil, comes calling. They send Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist!

Starring: Steve Carrell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig

Common Sense Rating: 6+

Saturday, March 23, 2024

10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Animation, Adventure|PG|2008|99 minutes

Alex, Morty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Starring: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett-Smith

Common Sense Rating: 6+

1:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm) Shrek,  Animation, Adventure, Comedy|PG|2001|93 minutes

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home — not to mention his — Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad’s bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret.

Starring: Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Common Sense Rating: 6+

Shuswap Children’s Association Film Festival & Fundraiser
With our Family Support Program being funded entirely through grants, fundraising, and generous donations from our community our need this year is even greater. We increased our Family Support Worker to full-time in order to meet the needs of a growing community. Through this program we help families requiring support and help parents to support their children by setting up weekly scheduling, structural planning, and goal creation, and helping them access the services they need.

Thank you to all of our sponsors:



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