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St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival To Be Held Aug. 1-10
Second Annual SLIFF / Kids film festival announces schedule.
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SLIFF/Kids features 19 film programs on the fest’s two weekends (Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 8-10). Venues include the St. Louis Public Library, COCA, Saint Louis Art Museum, Webster University, Lindenwood University, and Wildey Theatre (in Edwardsville, Ill.). All film programs are free. With the participation of both Lindenwood and Webster universities, Filmmaking Camps on live action and animation are held at the St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience on the fest’s weekdays (Aug. 4-8). And on Aug. 9, a full-day Workshop for teens on the Art of Animation is held at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Additionally, two Advanced Filmmaking Camps are offered from Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, for students who attended camp last year or who already possess experience in video production. The camps are free of charge; the animation workshop is $75.
The films screened at SLIFF/Kids include international and American-independent narrative features (both animated and live action) and shorts programs. Programs are pitched to children and young teens ages 6-16; some programs appeal equally to all ages, but others are designed to serve particular age ranges.
SLIFF/Kids kicks off on Aug. 1 at Webster U. with a laugh-filled program that features live music, clown performances, and a quartet of classic silent-film shorts by Charlie Chaplin, who made his debut on screen 100 years ago. The films include “Kid Auto Races at Venice” (Chaplin’s first appearance as the Little Tramp), “The Adventurer,”
The fest features two exciting guests – a pair of former St. Louisans now working in animation. Brad Schiff, supervising animator at LAIKA (“Coraline,”
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