About

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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, this festival celebrates the kid in all of us. Now overseen by The Roxy and curated by Festival Director, Carrie Richer. This fall festival is eagerly anticipated by the community. This unique festival boasts a collection of international films to inspire our youngest community members to become global citizens and the next cinephiles. Kiddomatic is supported by the Global and Cultural Affairs of Arts Missoula program and SPARK.

Upcoming Festival Dates:
October 7-10, 2021

This international children's film festival brings world cinema to Montana audiences along with enrichment education, arts integrated curriculum projects, and manages to attract both young audiences and the young at heart each Fall. We are currently searching for 2021 sponsors and making programming decisions.
Curious about your film being included in our line-up?

We do not accept submissions for this festival but you are invited to share any films ready to screen this Fall with our programmers. Films must meet stipulations listed below. We are optimistic about holding screenings in our theaters at The Roxy and at this point, do not have plans for a virtual component.

Films should be appropriate viewing for 3-14 year old people.
Shorts, features, documentary, narrative, animation, stop-motion, and subtitled works from any country will be considered.
Ideally we prefer to screen work completed in 2019/2020 but there is no date requirement.
Screening fees are paid to filmmakers and negotiated on a case by case basis. Any screening fees outside of the US or Canada will be paid through Paypal.
Contact Carrie at The Roxy Theater dot org with your screener link.
PICTURED RIGHT: Roxy Film Academy education workshops are a part of Kiddomatic, still Image from BINTI, a 2020 selection, still image from BIIDAABAN, a 2020 selection.
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Binti, a 2020 selection
Biidaaban, a 2020 selection
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Programming
The Kiddomatic film program is made up of visually stunning, globally-focused short and feature-length films accessible online for ages 3-14. Kiddomatic prioritizes work made by a diverse array of perspectives within the curated collection. Past selections include The Red Balloon, Gumby: The Movie, The Snail and The Whale, Kamali, My Beautiful Stutter, Sweet, Salty Wind, Boys State, BintiHeatwave, SupaModoKick Like A Girl, The Gruffalo, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, The Iron Giant, and  more.

 

Festival goals
- 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.

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