International Family Film Festival Presents IFFF YouthFest this Saturday, May 4 at Raleigh Studios!

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International Family Film Festival Presents IFFF YouthFest this Saturday, May 4 at Raleigh Studios!

This coming Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the International Family Film Festival (IFFF) will shine the spotlight on our industry youth both in front of and behind the camera, highlighting a fun-filled day full of films made by children and teens ages 8 – 18 with workshops, celebrity signings and other special events at Raleigh Studios Hollywood.

The day kicks off with film screenings starting at 9:00 a.m. and several fabulous, food trucks will be on the Raleigh lot to serve lunch and snack foods throughout the day.

Ticket prices

•  Film Screenings:  $8/person – Free Admission for Children 5 years and younger
•  Workshops/ Meet and Greet Autograph Signing with Disney Child Star Aaron Landon:  $8/person
•  All Access Day Pass:  $25/person for full IFFF Youthfest! Admission to all events/activities)
•  Awards Ceremony/ Reception:  $8/person

*Tickets are not mailed, but can be picked up at the Festival Ticket Office on May 4th, 2013.*

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Music with Saint Tone at 9:30 am Chaplin Theater

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Celebrity Meet & Greet with Disney Star Aaron Landon at 10:00 am Chaplin Theater

Short Films at 11:00 am Chaplin Theater

Acting Up! Workshop with Pro Claire Winters at 12:30 pm Cantina

Voice Over Workshop with Pro Bill Farmer at 2:00 pm Pickford Theater

Short Films at 3:00 pm Pickford Theater

Youth Fest! Awards at 4:30 pm Chaplin Theater

Pizza party at 6:00 pm Cantina

 

2013 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

YOUTH FEST! SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS

Ages 8 – 13

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Drama

Screen Shot 2013-04-28 at 11.41.06 AMCardboard         10 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: In the wake of the economic downturn, homelessness is a problem that faces families. Unfortunately, in America, there are few options, for families seeking shelter. If faced with adversity, what would you do to keep your family together?

Executive Producer: Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian

Director/Screenwriter: Tara-Nicole Azarian

Producer/DP: Robert Filion

Editor: Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian

Personal Appearance: Tara-Nicole Azaran

www.FrontPorchFilm.com

Circuit Breaker                  12 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: In this philosophical drama, a ‘what-if’ conundrum is put into effect as an otherworldly figure throws a ‘circuit breaker’ in a back alley of a modern town, plunging everything but the people decades into the past. This film challenges the notion of progress and questions just how much e rely on mechanization.

Cast: Caroline Kelly, Caleb Barynin, Corionne Smith, Ella Morin, Kileli Markovich, Tome Carnahan, Dorianne Goodmurphy, Trevor Parsons, Venturino Liberatore

Directors/Producers: Jacob Shaw, Caroline Kelly

Screenwriter/Editor: Jacob Shaw

DP: Caroline Kelly, Dylan Weber

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Comedy

Carson Billingsley Stop Motion          1 Minute

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3 pm

Synopsis: Using a stop-motion animation technique, Manhattan Beach Middle School (MBMS) film student Carson Billingsly engages and studies with curious movements, shadows, light, rhythms and alternating patterns the beginning magic of animation arts.

Director/Producer/Actor: Carson Billingsley

Personal Appearances: Carson Billingsley

Cy Chittenden                  1 Minute

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3:00 p.m.

Synopsis: Manhattan Beach Middle School (MBMS) film student Cy Chittenden engages in a playful animation etude described as a “person gliding across front yard surfaces” set to music.

Follow Cy as he explores his homey environment in a most unusual way.

Director/Producer/Actor: Cy Crittenden

Personal Appearance: Cy Crittenden

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Comedy Foreign CLASS

Black on White – Finland (sub-titled) 5:45 minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3 pm

Synopsis: Babies (that are played by older children), are using pacifiers…then they get out of bed, and start fighting each other, and use laser guns.

Cast: Niko Mater, Elias Kukkonen, Matias Kylmanen, Pietari Sanisalmi, Jonne Yrjanheikki

Director/Screenwriter/Producer:

School/Production Company: Valve Film School 

Love At The Dentist – Finland (sub-titled) 2:37 minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3 pm

Synopsis: Each of the 4 girls waiting their turn in the dentist office have different reactions to taking their turn…one girl brings the dentist flowers.

Cast: Katariina Leinonen, Sipo Herva, Silja Tuovinen, Vilma Kunnari, Joonas Koivula

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Katariina Leinonen, Sipo Herva, Silja Tuovinen, Vilma Kunnari, Joonas Koivula

School/Production Company: Valve Film School

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Animation Computer

Killer App                  1:18 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: A young girl runs into some problems, when her father asks her to do some gardening.

Cast: VO- Elizabeth (12 yr old) & Robert Herrick (Father)

Executive Producer: Robert Herrick

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor: Elizabeth Herrick

Production Company: Studio H

School: American Heritage School, FL

YOUTH FEST! SHORT Animation Computer Foreign

Betty and Dorothy – UK         9 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: An uplifting story of a lifelong friendship exquisitely pictured in animation. Inspired by the watercolour paintings of the Yorkshire countryside. Betty and Dorothy reveal an extraordinary period of change in English country life. During war and peace their friendship remains constant throughout.

Cast: V-O: Betty Fawbert, Dorothy Kibbat

Executive Producer: David Bunting

Director/Screenwriter/Producer:

School: Kell Bank Primary School, N Yorkshire UK – Kathleen Allison

Art Director: Ian Scott Massie, Simon Palmer

Light Up the World – UK         9 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: This film explores the Paralympic Values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality. Produced by 497 disabled and non-disabled young people from 12 countries across the globe. From March to June 2012, the children from 24 schools collaborated to create an animation depicting a journey of the Paralympic torch, from the birthplace at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to London and its handover to Brazil in 2016.

Cast: 497 children

Executive Producer: David Bunting

Director/Screenwriter/Producer:

Producer: Vicky Hope Walker

Editor: Adam Kirk

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Clay-Motion Animation Foreign CLASS

Old People in Traffic – Finland (sub-titled) 2:54 minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3 pm

Synopsis: Some old people have to cross the street in order to go to the dentist office for new dentures. They had a lot of trouble crossing the street getting there, but coming back home, a good Samaritan posted a sign at the street to let the drivers know that they were going to cross.

Voice-Over Cast: Antti Telkkala, Antii Pirnes, Joona Ala-Rami, Pyry Vaara

Director/Screenwriter/Producer:

Animators: Antti Telkkala, Antii Pirnes, Joona Ala-Rami, Pyry Vaara

School/Production Company: Valve Film School

Space Adventure of Max The Wax – Finland (sub-titled) 3:08 minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3 pm

Synopsis: A space ship lands on a strange planet, and the pilot finds a group of ‘green men aliens’ protecting a strange object.

Voice-Over Cast: Ukko Braysy, Juuso Juntunen, Roope

Director/Screenwriter/Producer:

Directors/Screenwriters/Animators: Ukko Braysy, Juuso Juntunen, Roope Kontio, Reetu Kontio

School/Production Company: Valve Film School

YOUTH FEST! SHORT Documentary

G Water“G” Water          10 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: This film explores the daily life of villagers in Mali, Africa: the challenges they face and the hope that they have for the future.

This film is by 12 year old Luke Broyles who traveled to Mali, Africa in 2011 to meet and document these kind and generous people.

Cast Voice-Over: John Holden

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor/Music/DP: Luke Broyles

Music: Mali villagers

School: Creekside Middle School, Indiana

Personal Appearances: Luke Broyles

www.lukeproductions.org

iPad Documentary                  7 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: The Manhattan Beach Middle School District has begun to provide IPads for all of the 6th grade students. The Principal and Teachers are interviewed and asked if they feel the IPad is a good use for research and fundamental subjects.

Cast: Principal John Jackson, Teachers Dave Bayner, Locke, Maybery, Brown. The students are Malcolm Kluth, Cy Crittenden, Carson Billingsley, Cooper Roth, Greg Moore, Nick Cerafici.

Production Crew: Malcolm Kluth, Cy Crittenden, Carson Billingsley, Cooper Roth, Greg Moore, Nick Cerafici

Personal Appearances: Carson Billingsley, Cy Crittenden

ROTFL         5 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: Electronic communication is both a blessing and a curse. According to the CDC, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,000 deaths per year. For every suicide there are at least 100 attempts.

Cast: Tara-Nicole Azarian

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Tara-Nicole Azarian

Editors: Tara Nicole Azarian, Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian

Production Company: Front Porch Films

DP: Jenny-Waugh Azarian

Music: Incomptech

Personal Appearances: Tara-Nicole Azarian

www.FrontPorchFilms.com

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Documentary Foreign

The Race – UK         9 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 11 am

Synopsis: Will their differences put an end to David and Neils’ friendship?

Cast: Neil and David

Executive Producer: Greenhouse Multi-Cultural Play & Arts Project

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Greenhouse Multi-Cultural Play

Production Company: Studio 28 Fazeley Studios

www.firstlightonline.co.uk

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Mixed Media Foreign CLASS #4066-4099

Camera of Horrors – Finland (sub-titled) 4:45 minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 3:00pm

Synopsis: A man bought a camera from a second-hand store, and when he started to film…a ghostly villain appears in each frame, and starts to stab the actors.

Cast: Johannes Kaarre, Reetu Konitio, Jenna Nauska, Aapeli Ristola, Matilda Kangas, Jante Jomppanen

Director: Aapeli Ristola

Screenwriter: Johannes Kaarre

DP/Editor/Music: Jante Jomppanen

School/Production Company: Valve Film School

Ages 14-18  

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Drama

The Heart of a Book            4 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: This short film is about the heart and soul of classic ink-pressed books. It is told through the voice of a book, and it tries to persuade the audience to continue reading classic style books instead of digital or audio books.

Cast: Barbara Stein, Karen Stein, Robert Stein

Director/Screenwriter/DP/Producer/Editor: Brandon Scharaga

Production Company: Brandino Productions

School: Carlsbad High School, CA

The Painted Girl                        8 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: This film tells the story of Megan, a closeted gay 15-year-old, who runs away from her mother’s expectations. Hiding in an abandoned subway tunnel, she uses spray paint to create art for her mother. Megan hopes that through this gallery of graffiti, she can help her mother understand who she is.

Cast: Emma Rae Johnson, Abby Carter, Ben Kadie, Andrew Tribolini, John Kauffman, Molly Berg, Rex Davidson, Victoria Puckett

Director/Producer/Editor/DP: Ben Kadie

Screenwriter: Ben Kadie

School: Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Drama CLASS

The Science of Friendship                        6 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: New student Jo immediately gets off on the wrong foot with the popular girls. Little does Heather know how much she actually will need Jo. This film was produced as a part of Verve Studios Film Acting for Teens Camp 2012.

Cast: Ashlee Renee, Jacqueline Soto, Kelly Nicole, Lauren Hanneman, Taylor Brauer

Executive Producer: Amanda Melby

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor/DP: Amanda Melby

Assistant Director: Ashley Faulkner

Production Company: Verve Studios, LLC

Music: Kasia Szczech

www.vervestudios.net

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Drama Foreign CLASS

Beloved – UK                        4 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: A poetic interpretation of falling in love.

Cast: Adam Lloyd, Emily Fretwell, William Hobby

Executive Producer: Suited & Booted Studios

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel inkant

Producer: Elle Farham

Production Company: First Light Movies

www: firstlightonline.co.uk

 Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Comedy

Bookstore                        18 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: Tara, a teenager who dreams of a successful future in business, must manage the school Bookstore for one day. Dealing with her preoccupied employees and the craziness that gets in the way of her ambitions.

Cast: Tara Josi, Angus O’Brien, Alexander Haney, Angela Haney

Executive Producer: Cheri Gaulke

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor: Alexander Haney

School: Harvard-Westlake, Studio City, CA

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Comedy CLASS

Got Talent?                        10 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: When Principal Swidler posts a notice that everyone must participate in the all-school talent show, some students are thrilled and others terrified. This film was produced as a part of Verve Studios Film Acting for Kids Camp 2012

Cast: Autumn Whitaker, Ayla Taylor, Jack Walton, Jessie Finch, Kelly Holland, Niklas Tollefson, Noah Lanouette, Sophie Sabatini, Judith Eisenberg

Executive Producer: Amanda Melby

Director/Screenwriter/Producer:/Editor/DP Amanda Melby

Assistant Director: Judith Eisenberg

Production Company: Verve Studios, LLC

Music: Charlie Yokom

www.vervestudios.net

Path to the Presidency                        11 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: “If Sara wins, she’ll waste the whole year and nothing will change. If Sam wins, he might do some nice things for the environment, but nothing to better the student’s daily life and routine.”

This is a comedic look at the election process in Middle School. This film was produced as a part of Verve Studios Film Acting for Tweens Camp 2012.

Cast: Justine Danielson, Kine Miltun, Maggie Thurston, Ali Martinez, Holly Benscoter, Jared Tuton, Nicole Soto, Michael Gerardi, Dale Montieth

Executive Producer: Amanda Melby

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor/DP: Amanda Melby

Assistant Directors: Dale Nontieth, Lora Blume

Production Company: Verve Studios, LLC

Music: Rania Adamczyk

www.vervestudios.net

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Animation Computer

Mr. Raindrop                        6 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: Mr. Raindrop finally figures out that his purpose in life is to keep the earth, plants and trees green with his water drops, instead of just splashing around in mud puddles.

Executive Producer: Brian Finn

Director: Dani Bowman

Screenwriter: Harriet Spizziri

Producer: Patrick Eidemiller

Editor: Dani Bowman

Production Company: Power Light Animation Studios

Animator: Dani Bowman

Music: Camille Saint-Saens

Personal Appearance: Dani Bowman

http://www.powerlight-studios.com

NamazuThe Namazu                        5 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: A young girl named Dani was visiting an amusement park with her family in Japan with her pet cat Iggy. She was having so much fun until some mean kids blocked the entrance to her next ride, the Glop of Doom. All of a sudden, the earth began to tremble, she thought about what to do to help, and she was transported to the Catfish Kingdom where she met Kashima and The Namazu.

Cast: Yom Kenny (Narrator), Stella Ritter, Ken Mora, Miles Mort, Nick Guzman

Director: Dani Bowman

Screenwriter: Kevin Sean Michaels

Producers: Kevin Sean Michaels, Patrick Eidemiller

Editor: Dani Bowman

Production Company: Power Light Animation Studios

Animators: Dani Bowman, Perry Chen

Music: Lauren Dair Owens, Will Clay, Nick Guzman

Personal Appearance: Dani Bowman, Perry Chen

http.//www.powerlight-studios.com

Antarctic Flight                        3 minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: When a pilot lands at the South Pole, little does he know that his scientific expedition will lead him to a lesson in friendship and kindness to others

Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Corl

Producers: Andrew & Emily Corl

School: Trinity Education Center

Personal Appearance: Andrew Corl

Simply Love                        3 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: When a restroom sign man falls in love with his female counterpart, he will try his best to win her love.

Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Corl

Producers: Andrew Corl & Emily Corl

School: Trinity Education Center

Personal Appearance: Andrew Corl

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT Documentary

A Quest for Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions   10 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: Young filmmaker Matthew Evans takes a look at one of the most pressing issues in our modern society: violence among religions. Through discussions with Arun Gandhi and local religion leaders, Matthew learns powerful lessons about nonviolence, acceptance, and cultural understanding. As Gandhi has said, “We must become the change we wish to see in our world!”

Cast: Arun Gandhi, Leona Evans, Linda Bertenthal, Michael Moran, Naiyerah Kolkailah

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor: Matthew Evans

Production Company: WGI Films

www.gandhiforchildren.org

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT Class: Documentary Foreign

I Could Live Yours – UK                        10 Minutes

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: I could live a rich man’s life, but he could never live mine

Cast: Ashley McLean, Brad McLean, Sean Jackson

Executive Producer: Exeter Phoenix

Screenwriters: Creekmore Youth Club, Millway Community Centre Exeter Phoenix

Producer: Creekmore Youth Club

Production Company: First Light Movies

www.firstlightonline.co.uk

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Educational

Losing to Violence – the Impact on Siblings            8 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: Whenever someone dies due to violence, the entire community is impacted. But nowhere is the devastating effect felt more than in the homes. Press Pass TV’s youth explores the impact violence has on siblings and what we as a community can do to lessen it.

Director: Abdul Karim Salih

Producers: Diana Julien, Zaquanna Rogers

Production Manager: Zarah Klink Hansen

Production Company: Press Pass TV

www.Presspasstv.org

Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Mixed Media

HollowThe Hollow Chronicles II                        

Schedule: May 4, Saturday, 3 pm

Synopsis: In this Chapter of The Hollow Chronicles, Fear uses the tragedy of Pride’s past in an attempt to lead him to his doom. Can Hollow save him before it is too late?

Cast: Kaleigh Kailani, Summer Kailani, Ron Burch, Sequoia Valverde, Madison Brunoehler, Jack Seavor McDonald, Chloe Blunk, Hailey Bachelier, Julia Patterson, Jessica Bailey, Preston Renteria, Amanda Halpern, Lexi Packer, Kamryn Santi

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor: Kaleigh Kailani

Production Company: Queenadreams Productions

Music: Kevin McLeod, Kaleigh Kailani

Personal Appearance: Kaleigh Kailani, Summer Kailani

 Ages 14-18

YOUTH FEST! SHORT: Mixed Media

Panda Run                        5 Minutes

Schedule: Saturday, May 4, 11:30 am

Synopsis: Panda Bears are hunted by poachers, and the family finds a way to make money by taking pictures, instead of killing the Panda Bears to make money.

Cast: VO-Bayard, Dexter, Gary, and Patricia Vinant-Tang

Executive Producer: Gary Vinant-Tang

Directors: Gary Vinant-Tang, Dexter Vinant-Tang, Patricia Vinant-Tang

Screenwriter: Bayard and Dexter Vinant-Tang

Producers/DP: Gary and Patricia Vinant-Tang

Animators: Dexter and Patricia Vinant-Tang

Production Company: Dream Craft Pictures

Music: Kevin MacLeod

Editor: Gary Vinant-Tang 

Personal Appearance: The Vinant-Tang Family

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