If you’re in the Mid-Michigan area Feb. 23rd -March 1st, be sure to check out the East Lansing Children’s Film Festival. The Festival which is now in its 10th year will be showing over 100 films from 19 different countries. You will see various filmmaking techniques such as: stop-motion, claymation, scratch and finger paint animation, as well as computer-generated imaging. Genres include live action, documentary, shorts and feature length films.
- Winners of ELCFF’s Youth Film Competition – a statewide competition engaging Michigan’s youth to conceptualize, create and exhibit their talents through film.
- Acting, animation and filmmaking workshops offering interactive educational opportunities
- NEW! TeenReel – feature films and short programs designed strictly for our older film buffs, ages 13 and up. These art-house quality films have more intense scenes and content and parental discretion is strongly advised due to mature themes.
- The Junior Film Critics Club – a year-round student (1-7 grades) film analysis program designed to build critical thinking skills through the medium of film, skills that will become a life-long asset.
Anyway you splice it, this Michigan Film Festival is guaranteed to be a fun and educational time for kids and adults alike!