SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Workshops must be registered for in advance. Questions? Email Martha Nichols-Pecceu at martha@louisvillechildrensfilmfest.org.

  
Filming the Story in History


Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. 

Clifton Center

Come, learn, and film a short video or animation with the Kentucky Historical Society program POV (Point of View). Examine the real Kentucky stories behind various primary sources and touchable artifacts. Then try on historic costume pieces and work with others to practice simple animation and/or filming techniques using iPads (provided) to create your own short video stories inspired by history.

Free of charge with purchase of ticket for The Breadwinner.
To purchase tickets, click here
To register, click here.

  

Music Videomaking


Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. 

The Louisville Palace

Making/Editing a music video workshop with Patrick Fitzgerald of Beargrass Media and friends. We will record a song during the concert with kids operating multiple cameras and assisting with editing a multi-camera concert footage video into a music video.

Free of charge with purchase of screening ticket for Dan Zanes & Friends Concert, but limited to first eight to register.

To purchase tickets, click here
To register, click here.

  

Make a movie / See a movie!


Sunday, Feb. 25 1 p.m. 

U of L Rauch Planetarium

Open screen workshop with Patrick Fitzgerald of Beargrass Media and friends. We will record short acting scenes with walk-in child actors. The camera crew and editing crew will be children who work on local school broadcasts.

Free of charge with purchase of screening ticket for Longing and Belonging.
To purchase tickets, click here
To register, click here.

  

Pajama party


Sunday, Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m. doors open

The Grand Theater in New Albany

All ages

Wear your PJs and bring your pillow to see 13 of the best short films and animations from around the world for ages 3 and up from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival. All films either in English or without dialogue. Games and crafts for children by Play Cousins.

Free of charge with purchase of ticket for Kids Flix 1.
To purchase tickets, click here

 
Special talk after Ballet Boys

Sunday, Feb. 25 (show begins 4:30 p.m.
Village 8 Theatres

Q&A with Robert Curran, the Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Louisville Ballet, as well as Helen Daigle, Brandon Ragland, and Ryan Stokes, all principal dancers with the company. Louisville Ballet Trainees Trevor Williams and Xavier Pelin will also be there to discuss the movie.
They’ll talk about their work in ballet and challenges they encountered along the way. It’s a must-attend for a full movie experience.

  

Green Screen Workshop


Monday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. 

American Printing House for the Blind

Green Screen Workshop for children with students in broadcasting from Kammerer Middle School.

Make the movies of your imaginations: dragons, beaches, ghosts, or Mars. Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to see, it can be part of your movie. We'll show you how to use what you already have to make a green screen movie with spectacular results. No special supplies need.
Free
To register, click here.

  

Meet the Maker


Monday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m. 

American Printing House for the Blind

The story of Civil War Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew as told by her niece. This film is based on true events(!) and was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Louise Van Lew is a 12-year-old living in Richmond, Virginia, with her aunt during the final days of the Civil War. Her aunt's anti-war, anti-slavery views make things difficult for Louise, but when a suspicious Confederate general comes to search the house for an escaped Yankee, she is forced to take sides. There’s some local talent in this PBS movie. The Director Nell Cox, will present the screening and lead discussion following the film.

Free