Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival
June 7 -21, 2018 throughout Metro Atlanta

Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival promotes positive, educational, and entertaining children and family-oriented programs.

This educational and fun festival is two weeks of eye-opening and exciting activities which include film screenings, media literacy and video production workshops for children, teens, parents and independent producers interested in creating children’s programming. It is an entertaining and engaging film festival for the whole family.

Kids Video Connection Children’s Film Festival kicks-off at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library on Thursday, June 7th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This year’s special guest teacher will be Allyssa Lewis, Emmy-Award winning animator and founder of My Animation Life. Lewis will share her life’s journey to become an award-winning animator and present an engaging animation demo with voice acting for children ages 7-11. In addition, there will be a special showcase of short films produced by teens from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Come meet these young writers, producers, and directors. This free film showcase is open to children of all ages, summer camps, and families.

On June 9, 2018, we will host our Film Festival Family Day at the Decatur Recreation Center. As in the past, we will have several eye-opening workshops for youth and independent producers from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Allyssa Lewis, animator on the F/X show Archer, will present a special workshop for adults interested in producing animated children's programs and give tips to animators on how to get jobs in the animation industry.

This year KVC will partner with iPitch.tv to help connect independent children producers to Studio Executive and Hollywood Producers to pitch their creative work. To find out more go to iPitch.tv Also, independent producers (adults only) will get the following prizes:
Winner – 1 year subscription to iPitch.tv
Finalist – 6 months to iPitch.tv
All Participants – 3 months to iPitch.tv

Kids Video Connection (KVC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational media arts organization that specializes in teaching youth video production, media literacy and communication skills. Our mission is to use video production as a teaching tool to educate and empower today's youth with media literacy, communication and critical thinking skills that will help them become independent thinkers and creators for tomorrow. KVC Inspires Youth to Think, Dream and Create!

Since we started the festival, it has been a great success! Through this annual summer festival, we have reached over 5,000 youth. Our audience consists of children of diverse ethnic groups. We are reaching and teaching more children each year. In 2008, KVC was awarded DeKalb County Arts Visionary Award for starting the festival and creating innovative art programs to teach children.

To sustain the growth and future of the festival, we are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities. Our intent is to identify sponsors who align with our core values and develop a partnership that ensures engagement with your target consumer base.

Kids Video Connection can help your business with:

• Brand recognition
• Community outreach
• Tax credit
• Lead generation
• Becoming an advocate for media education and cyber safety.

If you want to reach more families and children, be one of the Awesome sponsors of Kids Video Connection Children's Film Festival this year. For more information, please contact film festival director, Alesia Johnson, at (404) 993-5696 or by email ajohnson@kidsvideoconnection.org.

Independent producers (adults only) will get a certificate and the following prizes :
Winner – 1 year subscription to iPitch.tv
Finalist – 6 months to iPitch.tv
All Participants – 3 months to iPitch.tv

Best Independent Children's Film
Best Independent-produced Educational & Entertaining Children's Program
Best Animate Short
Best Child-produced Project
Most Innovative Teen Project

We are seeking positive educational and entertaining programs for children, teens and family-oriented programs . Also, we are seeking shorts produced by students (children and teens).

Please send a link to your film or television program. Also you may mail DVD to address listed. Make sure to include the following information:
1. Film Title
2. Film Duration
3. Name of Director
4. Name of Writer/Producer
5. Name of student's school
6. Month & Year of completion