Children’s Holiday Film Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., free, etfest.com.
ilm festivals don’t have to be stuffy or overly concerned with the artistic value of film in order to present, well, artistically valuable films. Sometimes, it’s worth it just to get together and watch a whole host of fun movies with like-minded individuals — or families, in this case. Denver-based event company Blissfest333, the Independent Film Society of Colorado
and the historic Elitch Theatre understand this well, and have teamed up to put together a lineup of kids’ films for the holidays. Selected from the best shorts presented at the Children’s Day International Film Festival, the jam-packed, three-block lineup includes films ranging from Sooper Peeps
, directed by Denver’s James Schuler, to Beggars
by Indian director Ram Prasad Mandal. Also included: five films by featured local filmmakers Kaelen Becker and her grandfather Bob Becker, and five films by featured filmmaker Nathaniel Shields. All three should be around to talk about their work. Should your child hope for a more traditional holiday experience, no worries. The festival will include holiday activities at 1 p.m. and a screening of Disney’s Frozen
at 2 p.m. Get ready to let it go, parents. It’s a sing-along.