Kiddomatic is a film festival hosted by The Roxy Theater, Missoula’s community theater. Formerly known as the Montana International Children’s Film Festival founded in 2011 by Christy Ann Brown, this festival celebrates the kid in all of us. Now overseen by The Roxy and supported by the Global and Cultural Affairs of Arts Missoula program, this festival boasts a collection of international films to inspire our youngest community members to become global citizens and the next cinephiles.
2020 Virtual Festival: November 13-30, 2020
This year Kiddomatic 2020 will be virtual and will be accessible through a sliding scale pass, purchased online. Kiddomatic films will be easily accessed through a Film Festival Channel on XERB.tv.
The Kiddomatic film program is made up of visually stunning, globally-focused short and feature-length films accessible online for ages 3-18. Kiddomatic prioritizes work made by a diverse array of perspectives within the curated collection. The 2020 program will consist of 40+ films and will be available virtually. Some highlights are The Red Balloon, Gumby: The Movie, The Snail and The Whale, Kamali, My Beautiful Stutter, the Cuban short Sweet, Salty Wind, Greek beachy short Heatwave, and there are many more.
A small selection of films will be made available for our education program prior to the festival free from November 1-12. The Education Collection includes corresponding curriculum for grades K-12.
- Enchant moviegoers of all ages.
- To provide family programming and culturally immersive experiences that can be confused as fun.
- To advocate for improved cultural awareness among Missoula’s young community members through film.