Germany / Netherlands / Sweden, 2021, 75 min, DCP, Dir. Michael Ekblad, In English, Not Rated (recommended for ages 3+), SC Films International

Best Birthday Ever

Sunday, November 20

“A story of courage, acceptance, growing as an individual and understanding the needs of others.”
— Michael Ekblad


Best Birthday Ever tells the story of Little Charlie, a small rabbit who lives with his loving family and pets in a house at the edge of town. Like many five-year-olds, Little Charlie goes to a kindergarten and plays with his friends in the neighborhood. He is used to having his parents’ full attention – but all of that changes when his baby sister Clara is born, leading to an unexpected adventure with his best friend Monica. “It is a great adventure in itself to direct a good and exciting movie for younger children,” said director Michael Ekblad, “a story we try to tell from their own unique perspective.”

Recommended for ages 3+

The 9th annual Miami Children's Film Festival runs November 17 to November 20. Culturally rich, educational, and entertaining, the Festival includes four days of highly acclaimed international cinema for children and families. It offers a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people. In addition to the films and hands-on workshops, there will be a free festival street fair taking place on Aragon Avenue on Saturday, November 19, and a closing party on the plaza in front of the cinema with fun activities and music on Sunday, November 20. As a mission-driven nonprofit cinema, we believe that art should be affordable and accessible to everyone and this year, admission to screenings is pay what you can!

Check out the rest of our Miami Children's Film Festival program!