3 Reasons to Be a Kid at the Children's Film Festival in Seattle

The Children's Film Festival Seattle kicks off next month at the Northwest Film Forum and it promises to bring out the kid in all of us.

The festival, which features the best and brightest international cinema made for children and young people, kicks on February 11. But you don't have to be a youngster to enjoy these flicks. No doubt your little ones will be entertained, but you're certain to walk out of the theater with a smile on your face as well.

The fest unspools over 12 days - here are three reasons why you'll want to be part of the action.

1. This festival has serious cred. In fact, it is the largest and most respected film festival of its kind west of the Mississippi.

2. You can travel the globe without ever having to leave your theater seat. The fest is filled with 186 films from around the globe including for Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

3. Enjoy the wonders of an all you can eat pancake breakfast. An understandably popular tradition for the festival, get your fill of pancakes and maple syrup and then head into the dark for some live action films and animated shorts.

There are way more than three reason why you should be part of the Children's Film Festival Seattle - special guest filmmakers, hands-on workshops, parties - but these should get you started.
Visit the Children's Film Festival Seattle for a complete schedule of films and ticket information.

Michael Nank is a Seattle-based writer with a penchant for film, theatre and travel.