USA Film Festival presents KidFilm

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation/Universal Pictures

The USA Film Festival/Dallas will present KidFilm, the oldest and largest family film festival in the United States. This year, the Festival pays tribute to a favorite children's book author, illustrator and television series creator; celebrates diversity, equality, family and friendship; and features magical journeys celebrating courage, perseverance and self-reliance, along with other important lessons in a program that includes live-action and animation, short films and feature-length works for audiences of any age.

Highlights of this year’s program include:

  • Author, illustrator, and creator of Arthur, Marc Brown. The program will include a screening of R.L. Stine’s Mary McScary and Brown and Judy Sierra’s Wild About Books, both illustrated by Brown, followed by a world premiere reading of his upcoming book, Everyone Counts (the sequel to Wild About Books, expected to be released in Fall 2019).  Free copies of Wild About Books will be distributed at the show (while supplies last).  After the on-screen program and reading, Brown will sign books for the kids.
  • New animated feature films to be presented include DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; Cinderella and the Secret Prince; Tito and the Birds; and Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness.
  • New live-action feature films to be presented include The Kid Who Would Be King; Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver; Hero Steps; and Wendy: Best Friends Forever.
  • New short film presentations of beloved children books adapted for the screen, as well as live-action and animated short films from around the world including works from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, UK, and USA.

Event Details



Angelika Film Center & Cafe
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206


Ticket Info

Admission is free.