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Thursday, January 23, 2014

KidsBestFest 2014 Day #5: Youth Reel - Paradigm

KidsBestFest 2014 Day Day #5
Friday, February 21st at 1pm
Academy of Music TheatreTickets $3 Available at the door
Youth Reel: Paradigm (International, Ages 13+)

A favorite at this years Children’s Film Fest at Mill Valley Film Festival Selected by a jury of teens from California Film Institute’s 6th annual Summerfilm course, this year’s youth reel draws from 160 national and international entries—including, say the jurors, one of the scariest shorts they’ve ever seen. Shorts made and selected by youths.

This year’s peer-juried youth reel is culled from 160 entries from around the US and the world. For the first time, we also teamed up with MontrĂ©al-based YoungCuts Film Festival, an international festival for young filmmakers. Many of the jury’s picks this year came from YoungCuts as well as from our partners more locally: San Francisco Art and Film, Harvard-Westlake School in Southern California and, of course, schools and individuals from Marin and the Bay Area. Jurors came this year from our newly named summer project, Summerfilm, a five-day course that teaches media literacy and puts film-oriented teens in contact with film professionals, who come in and talk about their jobs in the industry. The jurors want you to know that the reel includes one of the scariest shorts they’ve ever seen (so they watched it three times) and some of the funniest. Ages 13+

—John Morrison
Youth Jury Members Grace Davis
Max Fainaru-Wada
Matt Koegel
Declan McKenna
Todd Monitto
Sophia B. Schwartz
Samantha Smith
Cheyenne Sykes
Hunter Woelfle

Feature film starts after the YouthFilm shorts---please check this schedule to get exact times.