Children's Day Film Festival

Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018


Historic Elitch Theatre in conjunction with Blissfest333, The Bug Theatre, and the New York International Children’s Film Festival is proud to present the final Children’s Day event of 2018 on November 10th & 11th, marking the First Annual Historic Elitch Theatre Children’s Day International Film Festival. Held at the end of Denver Arts Week, the festival will be a weekend event featuring unique, intelligent films from across the world for young audiences and their families from 11am-5pm. Each day will bring three blocks of films with brief intermissions. All screenings will take place inside The Bug Theatre.

Children’s Day reflects Mary Elitch’s core mission: to introduce the cultural arts to our youth, open their minds, stimulate their curiosity, and deepen their compassion and understanding. The festival will give them exposure to high-quality films, compelling stories, and diverse perspectives from around the world and their own backyard. This year’s features will transport the audience into animated worlds to real worlds with beauty, thrilling thought-provoking adventures, friendships and fearless triumphs and tragedies. 

This international film festival will include screenings of Coco, Disney's Beauty and the Beast as well as internationally acclaimed films for children including Stone Soup (France/Belgium), Riceballs (Australia), Water Path for a Fish (Spain/Columbia/France). Feature films by Colorado filmmakers will also be shown including the world premiere of Steampunk Cowboy, Elitch Theatre's first film production created by the students of Elitch Academy in honor of Thomas Edison who screened the first silent films in 1896.

Films shown on Saturday, November 10th are ideal for ages 3 and up with the films featured on Sunday, November 11th best for ages 8 and up. A full schedule and tickets can be found at

Please join us for the First Annual Children’s Day International Film Festival. This event will become a family favorite that you won’t want to miss. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 and under are free but must register for their free ticket online. Attendees ages 13 and up are $10.00 per film block per day.