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Kids Euro Festival: Oddsockeaters

Do you ever wonder where your missing socks disappear to? The Oddsockeaters eat them! Their mantra is, “never take the entire pair.” And they leave behind piles of odd socks. Only about a foot and a half large, these thieving creatures inhabit every household. Set in contemporary Prague, this adventure revolves around a small brave hero named Hugo who cares for his ailing grandfather. Following his grandfather's death, Hugo moves in with his gangster uncle and two cousins who feud with a rival gang. This heart-warming story centers on a small Oddsockeater in a big world. Hugo draws courage from his grandfather’s teachings of love, family, and morality.

This feature film is presented by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The film is eighty-three minutes and in English language. The film's director, Galina Miklínová, will introduce the film.

Recommended for children ages seven and up. You can view the film trailer here.

After the film screening, explore treasures from around the world in Hillwood’s mansion and enjoy the magnificent gardens.

This event is part of the eleventh annual Kids Euro Festival taking place throughout the Washington, DC, area from October 20 to November 4. More than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy programs at this performing arts festival each year.

The festival is presented by the embassies of the European Union and local cultural institutions, and is made possible by the European Union Delegation in Washington in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation. Find the full lineup of events at and follow at #KidsEUFest.

  • Image from film "The Oddsockeaters" playing at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens as part of Kids Euro Festival