May, 2015

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CALL FOR ENTRIES by MAY 31st – to the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

UPDATE 9/2/15: Emma Quong’s film “On Pointe” was selected to be screened at the CICFF this year! Emma has won the Millburn Film Fest 2 years in a row with other films. Her film “On Pointe” had it’s world premiere debut at the Millburn Arts Advisory Awards dinner this past May. We wish the 2015 Millburn Graduate much luck and success in her future as she attends NYU this fall.
For info about the upcoming festival – CICFF

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

In 1983, Facets founded the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the first competitive festival of films for children in the U.S. The impetus for the Festival came from a need to introduce new, culturally diverse films for children to American children’s audiences, and to recognize excellence in children’s filmmaking. In addition, the Festival sought to empower children by involving them directly in the jurying process. From its inception, the Festival has had independent juries of children and adult media professionals awarding prizes in multiple categories. CICFF

TO ENTER BY MAY 31st Download this PDF and submit! http://www.facets.org/kidsfest/Youth-Filmmaker_EntryForm2015.pdf

“NEVERLAND” is best of NFFTY -for the Seattle International Film Festival

CONGRATULATIONS TO FILMMAKER MAX RETIK!!!! “NEVERLAND” was chosen to be screened as an official selection in the FutureWave Shorts program as Best of NFFTY selections at the 41st Seattle International Film Festival (May 14 – June 7) to be shown on May 25, 2014 @ 3:00pm. The FutureWave Shorts/Best of NFFTY is a well-attended program during the Festival that highlights the best in youth films from around the world and will be held as a part of SIFF ShortsFest Weekend. This is exciting because the program will be played with all of the other short films in the Festival over Memorial Day weekend (Thursday, May 21 – Monday, May 25).
http://www.siff.net/festival-2015/neverland

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