The 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival opened this weekend bringing a wealth of movies that will educate, inspire and entertain children and adults alike. Celebrating its’ 20th anniversary, and running from April 7 through 23 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, it is the premier festival for children ages 3–13 (and those young at heart) and a treat for film lovers in general. Over at In the Seats, I reviewed two films, Not Without Us! and Jeffrey, screening at the festival. You can find an excerpt of the films’ synopsis, courtesy of the TIFF website, and a link to my reviews below:

Not Without Us!
TIFF synopsis excerpt: “Sigrid Klausmann’s thought-provoking and inspiring documentary follows seven children from five continents as they travel to school by foot, bike, boat, bus, subway, donkey, and skateboard, revealing those common values, hopes and dreams that cross cultures.”

You can read my review over at In the Seats.

TIFF synopsis excerpt: “This feature documentary focuses on a 12-year-old street windshield washer in Santo Domingo who yearns to become a reguetón singer, and with the help of his older brother composes and records songs about his life, his neighbourhood, and his dreams for the future.”

You can read my review over at In the Seats.

For ticket information, and the full list of films playing TIFF Kids, please visit the TIFF website.