Canada China International Film Festival to screen kid-friendly flick

The line-up includes a slew of short and animated films, which are appropriate for children ages 4 and up.

The third annual Canada-China International Film Festival is returning to Montreal from Sept. 21-27. Screenings will be held at Concordia University’s downtown campus all week long. The line-up includes a special screening of The Master of the Lion Dance, which is appropriate for children ages 4 and up.

The Master of the Lion Dance tells the story of a young boy named Yao Qiang who meets master Xian Daoquan and gains a new perspective on life when he learns the spirit of the lion dance. This is the only feature-length children’s film at the festival. The director of the film, Nini Yu, as well as one of its stars, Xinyu Wang, will be present for a Q&A following the premiere. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The film will screen at Concordia’s Alumni Auditorium (H-110) on Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and admit up to three children (under the age of 16) for free. Tickets can be purchased online: