Sunday, February 20, 2011

Big Movies for Little Kids is calling for students film entries.


Call for Student Film Festival Entries

You’ve seen our films. Now let us see yours!

Big Movies for Little Kids, the celebrated classic film series for children, announces its first-ever student film festival. Short films by New York City students are now being accepted for consideration. Selected films will be screened on the BIG screen at the Big Movies for Little Kids season finale on June 6th, 2011 at 4pm, at Cobble Hill Cinemas (265 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231).

Last year, a group of fourth-graders from Packer Collegiate Institute made a short film to screen alongside our Tom & Jerry show. A live-action romp, the film was such a hit with our young audience that we’ve added an entire short film festival to our lineup!

Students 18 years old and younger who attend school in New York City (public, private, home school, we don’t care) are eligible to participate.

Films must be submitted in DVD format by May 1st, 2011. There are no entry fees but there is a limit of one film per student or group. Finalists will be screened and introduced by a well-known film director (TBA) at the June 6th festival. Children attending the festival will select one grand-prize winner, which will be shown at the BigMovies/Rooftop Films Drive-In Outdoor Movie Night on June 17th.

Big Movies for Little Kids, which has introduced over 200 classic films to NYC children and their adults celebrates its sixth anniversary this year. We screen films every other Monday, following the school calendar, at the independently-owned Cobble Hill Cinemas. Our outreach program, Short Cuts, allows us to offer free admission to Brooklyn children and families who cannot afford the ticket price. Big Movies for Little Kids is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council for the Arts, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. We are honored to be named "Best Film Series" in New York Magazine's "Best of New York 2009".

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