Having young children with you shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying film, or to fully enjoying the atmosphere of ASFF. In fact, engaging young imaginations can, and should, be one of the most rewarding aspects of visiting the festival. With that in mind, ASFF not only offers a programme of Family Friendly Screenings, which are carefully curated for different age ranges between four and 12 so all the family can enjoy film together, but new for this year introduces Cinema Bambino, a screening programme specifically for parents and carers with young babies and toddlers in tow to enjoy a film programme in a welcoming and relaxed environment. There’s plenty of room to park your buggy, and we’re not afraid of screams, squeals or teething babies.
Visit our online programme at asff.co.uk and look for screenings with the pushchair symbol. Venues include the York Theatre Royal Studio, and the programme is aimed at parents and carers, with all films rated 15 max.
The Family Friendly strand lets you enjoy the experience of discovering short film together, with inspired storytelling from all over the world, making use of both live action and animation to fire young imaginations and create memorable cinematic moments, from celestial discoveries in the night sky to building new friendships across disparate lands. Screening 1 is suitable for ages four-plus. Screening 2 for ages eight-plus and Screening 3 for ages 11-plus. See our online programme for times and venues at asff.co.uk.
A family Weekend Pass for two adults and two children is available for £72. A family Day Pass for two adults and two children is £36. Single Screening Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. Book online at www.asff.co.uk/tickets.
BAFTA qualifying ASFF 2016 runs from 3-6 November. Follow @ASFFest for the latest festival updates.
1. Still from Sacha Goedegebure’s Gnome (2015).