This screening is free thanks to a grant from the [Missouri Arts Council](https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/).
The New York International Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Each year the festival presents a carefully curated collection of the best new animation, live action and experimental film from around the world in an exhilarating festival atmosphere with all the immediacy and excitement of a Cannes or Sundance.
Old fables and myths are given a new twist in **Mythopolis** and **Tigers Tied Up in One Rope**. Fate is in the hands of some surprising characters in **Johnny Express** and **In the Beginning**. The human spirit, guided by music, soars against harsh realities in **The Trumpeter** and **Layla’s Melody**. **The Single Life** strikes a playful note when it imagines music as means of time-travel. Dogs take center stage -- literally -- in **Oh My Dog**.