Film Festival

Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival (June 7 - 21, 2018)

Kids Video Connection Children’s Film Festival promotes positive, educational, and entertaining programs for children and teens. The festival is two weeks of exciting and educational activities which include film screenings and video production workshops. This year the festival is June 7 -21, 2018 throughout metro Atlanta.

Our Film Festival Family Day will be on Saturday, June 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Decatur Recreational Center. We will have workshops for children, teens, parents, independent producers and animators.

This year’s special guest teacher, Emmy-Award winning animator, Allyssa Lewis will conduct a workshop for independent producers and animators that are interested in creating children’s animated programs, and she will give tips on how to get work in the animation industry. See descriptions of all workshops below.

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Film Festival Family Day

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Decatur Recreational Center

231 Sycamore Street

Decatur, GA 30030

Educational & Creative Workshops:

How to Get work in the Animation Industry!  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Adults Only (Limit 25 people)

Emmy-Award winning animator, Allyssa Lewis will give tips on creating your portfolio, job & internship search, career path planning and marketing yourself in the animation industry.  Registration Fee: $25

Intro to Animation    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages 8 – 12 (Limit 16 students)

Workshop participants will learn the basic concepts of creating animation which includes timing, staging, anticipation, storytelling, and tweening. Registration Fee: $17

Intro to Special Effects Make-up 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages 8 – 17   (Limit 18 students)

Workshop participants will discover what happens behind the scene to create the faces of aliens and monsters in films. Students will learn how to use two simply house-hold items to create special effects make-up. Registration Fee: $17

Intro to Acting  11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

Ages 8 – 17 (Limit 20 students)

Workshop participants will be introduced to the world of acting and have fun learning acting techniques through improvisation. Registration: $17

Intro to Animation   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ages 12 -17 (Limit 16 students)

Emmy-Award winning animator, Allyssa Lewis will teach and help students create an animation project to enter in a film festival. Workshop participants will learn the basic concepts of creating animation which includes timing, staging, anticipation, storytelling, and tweening. Registration: $17

Children and Teens can register for two workshops for only $30.00 if they register by May 12, 2018.  The Code to register for two workshops is KVConnects.

Free lunch at 1:00 p.m. for all students that register for workshops.

Family Films

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Ages 5+  Limit: 80

We will showcase a collection of entertaining and educational films, animation and videos for children and teens created by independent producers. Winners will be announced for Best independent projects in these categories: Live-action, Animation Feature and Animation Short. Also, youth prizes will be awarded in these categories:  Film, Animated Short and Video. Awards are given in the form of certificates. Registration: Free