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Monday, January 11, 2010

Leonardo showing at BAICFF again JAN23 and 24

Once again Leonardo will be shown at the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival, this time finished. Last year Leonardo got a very warm welcome from a packed theater on the old Alameda Navel Airbase. Once again the old man will play along with my new short done through Aerial Contrivance and Super Machine Studios called Revisiting Apollo #1: Apollo 15.

Being one of the founders of the festival and kind of the scout looking for films I can tell you we have some amazing films to show. Some new some old. Which is the way we like to structure the festival. It is not about what is the hip current film to see in the festivals but about films that expand a child's interest and understanding of cultures, the arts, the world. Some highlights are Philip Hunt's Lost and Found. The Man Who Planted Trees. The Danish Poet. New Boy. Monk and the Fish. Mutt. And some charming, smart children's programing from Aardman - Shaun the Sheep and the as yet to be seen in the US Timmy Time. Also animation from the amazingly inventive Misseri Studios in Florence Italy. They actually animate with water folks.

In addition to the films the festival is offering an awesome opportunity for kids to animate with clay. We are offering an animation workshop taught by Valerie LePointe and Matt Luhn of Pixar. In which kids get to animate with an actual professional clay puppet made by Valerie's sister, a Gumby modeler and get to keep their character. I am telling you if you have kids 7 and up and you live in the Bay Area don't miss this workshop.

the festival is January 23rd and 24th. More info and tickets at BAICFF.com


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