*The 3rd annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF), to be held April 13 – 18, 2019 in Baltimore, will offer free Krispy Kreme donuts at its opening day screener of short films made by and for children (up to ages 18). The donuts will be offered, while supplies last, courtesy of the sponsorship support of Krispy Kreme (6447 Baltimore National Pike).
ILICFF is held in partnership with The Baltimore Times’ foundation Times Community Services and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School of Baltimore (OLV). The free event will be held at various places, offering various opportunities for young filmmakers to network and grow. It will end with a private screener for the students at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, school of ILICFF founder award winning actor/filmmaking Baltimore prodigy Anthony Michael Hobbs.
Krispy Kreme donuts are made with a special New Orleans recipe and the North Carolina Company is known for its assistance with fundraisers for non-profit community organizations and events. ILICFF is such as event, founded by Hobbs to inspire young people like himself to be filmmakers and to showcase and award those short film projects. ILICFF film submissions this year have come from all over the world, which include the U.S., Spain, Germany, Australia, Russian Federation, France, Ireland, Argentina and the Netherlands. Awards include the “Best Film Made By Kids”, “Best Film Made For Kids,” “Festival’s Choice,” and the “Most Uplifting Film,” courtesy of the 20th annual “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conferences held in Baltimore and Los Angeles (www.UpliftingMinds2.com).
Last years’ ILICFF winners were from Spain and the U.S. Short films last year included dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations. Anthony Michael Hobbs has written, directed and starred in three short films (One Nation, Naga Pixie, Agent Hollywood) – two are multi-award winning films (One Nation and Naga Pixie). Hobbs’ films are produced by his own company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC (www.ImaginationLunchbox.com).
One Nation is about a group of kids doing something special for returning soldiers from the Iraq war. It was screened in 10 international film festivals and he won four awards. His second film Naga Pixie is about a group of friends being chased by a “Pixie” who is scolding them about how they treat animals and the earth. It has been screened at six film festivals and has won at two. Agent Hollywood is about a young celebrity actor who is really an undercover agent with a mission to save the world. As an actors Hobbs has won over six awards and attended the =Emmy Awards to represent PBS, which received an Emmy nominated for the documentary mini-series “The Abolitionist,” for his role as a young Frederick Douglass.
For more information about the 3rd annual Imagination International Children’s Film Festival or if you want to make the late deadline in March and submit a short film you can log onto the website at www.ImaginationLunchbox.com. To learn more about Anthony Michael-Hobbs log onto www.anthony-michael.com. You can also contact ILICFF at [email protected]
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