Portland Youth Film Festival

Portland Youth Film Festival

This film program is part of the Portland Youth Film Festival.
Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is not required.
For more information visit portlandyouthfilmfestival.com

Friday, March 17
New York Shorts: Kid Flix Mix, Ashley Bryan's World, The Red Thunder 
6 p.m.

Kid Flix Mix: Shorts from the New York International Children's Film Festival, will start at 6 p.m. Geared for kids 8 and up, this collection of short films from NYICFF is always a festival favorite! Kid Flix Mix will be preceded by The Red Thunder, an 8 minute short. 
Following the shorts, Ashley Bryan lives on the remote Cranberry Islands in Maine and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages.

Saturday, March 18
11:30 a.m.

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. What happens next alters the course of the boys' lives. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.