The 2019 Sundance Film Festival has announced its “KIDS” section of films programmed by the Sundance Institute and the Utah Film Center. The films are showing at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3.

Three films have been selected for the 2019 lineup geared toward children, the Utah Film Center announced on Dec. 3.

The film “ABE” debuts with its world premier at the festival. The film is about a 12-year-old boy whose Israeli-Jewish family calls him Avram, but the Palestinian-Muslim side of his family calls him Ibrahim and his first-generation American agnostic lawyer parents call him Abraham. But the 12-year-old kid from Brooklyn who loves food and cooking, prefers, well, Abe. Just Abe.

“The Elephant Queen” is making its U.S. premier at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film is about Athena, a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole and embark on an epic journey across the African savannah in a tale of love, loss and coming home.

Another film premiering in the U.S. is “The Witch Hunters,” a story about a 10-year-old named Jovan who is often escaping reality to immerse himself into a fantasy world. It all changes when he befriends his new classmate Milica and the adventure to hunt her “witch” stepmother starts.

Individual tickets can be purchased through Sundance online or at the main box offices starting on Jan. 22 for $10 each, or patrons may take advantage of the Utah locals-only sale on Jan. 17. For more information, visit

The Utah Film Center seeks to inspire and engage diverse audiences to initiate conversation and community building through curated film exhibition, educational programs, and artist support.

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