Archive for March, 2009

KIDS FIRST! Announces $10,000 in scholarships to be awarded to best high school and college filmmakers

Friday, March 20th, 2009


Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Will Award Two $5,000 Scholarships at the 10th Annual KIDS FIRST! Best Awards Day, October 17th
The KIDS FIRST! Film Festival in conjunction with the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN will offer two scholarships to student filmmakers this year. Five thousand dollar ($5,000) scholarships will be offered in two student filmmaker categories: High School and College Student. Winners will also receive a $250 travel allowance to attend the 10th Annual KIDS FIRST! Best Awards Day, October 17th at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
High School and College student films accepted to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival for the 4th quarter of 2008 and 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2009 are eligible for consideration for the scholarship awards, subject to selection by the judges and submission of a successful application to Watkins. Judges will consider live action, animated, narrative and documentary films and the films may be features or shorts. The winners will have up to 2 years to accept their scholarship. Judges will be from both KIDS FIRST! and the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.
As part of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, the Watkins BFA Film program is distinguished by a film curriculum that explores the artistic, technical, and business aspects of independent filmmaking. Students will specialize in one of the five concentrated areas of filmmaking, while developing competency in the entire filmmaking process. With a focus on dramatic narrative film, Watkins Film School helps students find their personal voice and style and helps them incorporate these factors into their narrative work. The Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is located in Nashville, TN.
KIDS FIRST! is a program of the   17-year-old, national, nonprofit organization,  Coalition for Quality Children’s Media  whose mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s media. The Coalition is a voluntary collaboration comprising more than 10,000 media professionals, lobbyists, policymakers, child advocates, educators, parents and families nationwide. For more information, visit


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Lights, Camera, Action – KIDS FIRST! Welcomes the Little Art Theater

Monday, March 9th, 2009

littleartphoto_sm.jpgThis last Saturday, the Little Art Theater hosted a new children’s movie series, “Saturday’s Picture Show.” In Yellow Springs, Ohio, kids dressed in their finest (costume or otherwise) walked down the red carpet at the premiere. Screening Saturday “March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World” and “Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show.”
Pictured are, from left, front row: Isaiah Crawford, Ibrahim Chappelle; second row: Liam Boarman, Sulayman Chappelle, Jeffery Crawford; third row: Chasilee Crawford, Laura Carlson; last row: Elaine Chappelle, Stacey Wirrig with Marin Wirrig on lap, and Lora Boarman. Photo by Susan Garner and courtesy of the Yellow Springs News. Follow the complete story at the Yellow Spring News.
Check out the photos at the Flickr Photostream of our Red Carpet Opening:

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