Kids fest bows Oct. 3

The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.”

Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve kids as associate producers and participants, not just as audiences.

In addition to screenings and Q&A sessions moderated by Santa Barbara high school students, two seminars will take place Oct. 4: “Kids on Acting,” in which current child actors will discuss their experiences in the film industry, and “Kids Talk About Violence in the Media,” a discussion in which local high schoolers will take part.

The annual Santa Barbara Festival runs March 5-15.

More Film

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Johnny Depp Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Aquaman

    First 'Aquaman' Trailer Makes a Splash at Comic-Con

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • 'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At SDCC

    'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At Comic-Con (Watch)

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • Godzilla King of the Monsters

    'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' First Trailer Stomps Into Comic-Con

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

  • 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

    'Fantastic Beasts 2' Comic-Con Trailer Introduces Nicolas Flamel

    The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will launch its first Kids Film Festival on Oct. 3-5 as a “festival for the children, by the children.” Mara Wilson, young star of such pics as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the recent “A Simple Wish,” will serve as spokeswoman for the fest, which will involve […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content