Archive for February 6th, 2008

Some Children’s Fest outcomes

February 6, 2008

This just in (sort of…it came in yesterday but I’m just getting around to it now. Sorry, those of you in anticipation) from Children’s Film Festival Seattle Director Liz Shepherd:

The 2008 festival is wrap! We have just completed a thrilling 10 days of films, fun, and families. Our festival, now in its third year and bigger and better than ever before, drew enthusiastic audiences and glowing press.

Now we are excited to announce prizewinning films selected by the Children’s Jury of Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2008.
BEST FEATURE FILM
The Robber Hotzenplotz (Gernot Roll, Germany)

BEST SHORT LIVE ACTION FILM
The Piano Lesson: A Comedic Opera (Erahm Christopher, USA)

BEST SHORT ANIMATED FILM
Aston’s Stones (Lotta Geffenblad, Uzi Geffenblad, Sweden)

NORTHWEST FILMMAKER PRIZE
Cookies For Sale (Wes Kim, Seattle)

GLOBAL ZOOM AWARD
For the film that best promotes intercultural understanding
Luna: Spirit of the Whale (Don McBrearty, Canada)

MOST POPULAR FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
Selected by audience vote
Cookies For Sale (Wes Kim, USA)

The kids made some awesome short films in our festival workshops! As is tradition, their work was shown during the closing night ceremony of the fest, but here’s a link to one of the productions:
http://www.ringwormindustries.com/legend.htm

Hopefully I’ll be able to put up some more stuff as it rolls in…

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