16 days left to join the Children’s Festival jury


Calling all future film critics! What better way to hone your critical skills than to serve on the jury for Children’s Film Festival Seattle? The jury will attend screenings throughout the festival and announce prizewinners at the Festival’s closing ceremony.

To apply for a spot on the jury, kids ages 8-12 should write a top ten list detailing the qualities of the perfect children’s film, and send it to Elizabeth Shepherd, liz@nwfilmforum.org. Also include name, age, grade, a short bio and complete contact information.

Applications must be received by December 31, 2010.

Or – enroll in a workshop during the festival!

Saturday, Jan 15, 12-3pm

Movie Making with Sock Puppets

Unleash your imagination with what you find in the back of your sock drawer! In this class, kids will spend the first part making sock puppets. Then, the students will work together to decide upon a story and create a short movie starring their puppets. After the class each participant will receive a DVD of the finished film. Students should bring a few socks to use, which will be cut into and glued on. Also, feel free to bring scraps of fabric, yarn and buttons to adorn the puppets with.

Max Attendance: 10
Recommended for ages 8-12
Instructor: Clyde Petersen
Tutition: $30

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Two Sundays, Jan 23 & 30, 12-3pm

Lights! Camera! Action!

Lights! Camera! Action! This two day workshop will allow kids to talk about the issues they care about the most and then make a documentary. Together, the class will come up with questions to ask each other. Then, each student will hold the camera, direct the interview, and become the interviewee when the camera is turned on them. The documentary will be filmed over the course of two days, and an edited version of the film will be screened at NWFF’s Children’s Film Festival Seattle for everyone to see. If you are ready to work with a great team of people and make a film, this workshop is for you!

Max Attendance: 12
Recommended for ages 8-12
Instructor: Peter Tolfree
Tutition: $60

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