The New York International Children's Festival opens March 7 with a huge slate for its month-long run around the city.

amNewYork has picked out five can't-miss events at the festival which should be a ton of fun, with or without the kids.

If you go:

The New York International Children's Film Festival runs from March 7-30. For full ticket and schedule information, go to GKids.com or call TicketWeb at 866-77778932.

Theater key:

IFC: IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave.

SA: SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St.

DGA: Directors Guild of America, 110 w. 57th St.

SCH: Scholastic Theater 557 Broadway