Zip & Zap and the Captain's Island at NYICFF 2017
The Spanish caper “Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island” will have its North American Premiere at New York International Children’s Film Festival 2017.
The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF), which runs this year from February 24 to March 19, is addressed to children and teens ages 3-18 and supports the creation and dissemination of thoughtful films addressed to them and to help define a more compelling films for kids.
Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island
- On Sunday, February 26 at 4 pm. At Cinépolis Chelsea, 260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011. Buy tickets.
- On Saturday, March 4 at 2:30 pm. At Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – City Point, 445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Buy tickets.
- On Saturday, March 18 at noon. At SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011. Buy tickets.
- Directed by Óskar Santos, Spain, 2016, 100 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
A follow up to NYICFF 2013 audience favorite Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, no familiarity with the original is necessary to jump right into this boisterous and stylized Spanish caper. As a punishment for accidentally setting a toy store on fire, Zip and Zap’s parents forgot their traditional Christmas holiday and drag the boys along on a work trip. Something is amiss when a sinister storm lands them at the grand, cliff-side mansion of Miss Pam, a children’s literature-loving headmistress for a freewheeling home for children separated from their parents. With sweeping views of the dramatic Basque coast and settings that evoke stories from the greats from J.M. Barrie to Jules Verne, the latest chapter in the Zip and Zap saga is equal parts comic book antics and mysterious adventure.
Each year, the festival presents animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.
In addition to its film screenings, the festival also hosts a film camp in which children are immersed in filmmaking workshops and classes lead from professional filmmakers. Children are given the skills and tools to learn how to create a variety of films ranging from live action movies to animated features. The Festival presents year-round programming and filmmaking camps in New York City, satellite festivals in Miami, FL and Westchester, NY, and a touring program at independent theaters and cultural institutions nationwide.
The flagship New York City Festival has grown from one weekend of films into the largest film festival for children and teens in North America. Screened over the course of four weeks at venues throughout NYC, the Festival program –narrowed down from roughly 2,500 international submissions– consists of approximately 100 short and feature films, filmmaker Q&As, retrospective programs, parties, and premieres. Audience members of all ages vote on the Festival-winning films.