Children’s film fest will feature international shorts for all ages


More than 170 short films from directors around the globe will be shown at the seventh annual San Diego International Children’s Film Festival from July 25 through Aug. 14 at locations around the county.

The event kicks off from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25 as part of Kids Day at Comic-Con, Room 9 at the San Diego Convention Center. Screenings are free with admission to Comic-Con.

One-hour programs combining animated, live-action and documentary short films are clustered for different age groups each day of the festival.

Other locations include:

  • New Children’s Museum

200 W. Island Ave., San Diego
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31

Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 1

Screenings free with museum admission

  • Museum of Photographic Arts

Balboa Park
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8

Screenings free for everyone

  • San Marcos Civic Center Plaza

141 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road
8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14.

Free screenings outdoors under the stars

  • Carlsbad Library’s Schulman Auditorium

1775 Dove Lane
1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 15.

Screenings free for everyone